"OlyCAP's mission is to strengthen the community
by providing supportive services that
help people to help themselves."
We value people. We treat clients and staff with dignity and in a non-judgmental manner conveying respect. We honor the diversity and individuality of each person. Confidentiality is honored. We advocate on behalf of individuals and families who are in need. We focus special attention on vulnerable people: the young, the elderly, the ill and the poor.
We value people helping people. We emphasize staff support in all its forms (compensation, benefits, work environment and training), recognizing that our staff truly are the community’s helping hands. We recruit, train and place volunteers where they may assist their needy neighbors. We support partners (individuals and agencies) in the common pursuit of helping people.
We value healthy self-sufficiency. While fostering self-determination, we nurture the development of compassionate support systems and an individual’s sense of belonging. We encourage the development of caring relationships through collaborative efforts and responsible partnering.
We value personal initiative and trust. We promote the healthy development of individual accountability. We encourage individuals to identify their personal goals and actively pursue them. We empower staff and clients to initiate growth and change.
We value lifelong learning. We support the education and training of our staff and our clients. We use modeling and mentoring to support clients and staff in reaching their full potential. We strive toward excellence and encourage creativity and innovation.
We value integrity and wise, cost-effective use of resources. We demonstrate fiscal responsibility and accountability for the resources we manage. We are efficient, collaborative and innovative in our approach to resource management.
We value a healthy community. We seek constantly to strengthen our community by insuring access for all to the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter; access to healthcare (including mental health and oral health), job opportunities, education, transportation and childcare. We promote healthy choices. We strive to improve the conditions in which people live.