Mission and Values

Since our founding, Lincoln has impacted the lives of children and families through evolving programs. While our programs and services have grown and changed, our mission and values remain rooted in the belief that ending cycles of poverty and trauma depends upon addressing the unique needs of children and families to build on their strengths and propel them to success.  

Our Mission

Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures. 

Our Values

Integrity
We are truth-tellers and adhere to our principles and values.

Compassion
We provide a caring and supportive environment.

Respect
We honor all with dignity and consideration.

Excellence
We constantly work toward the highest standards and never give up.

Courage
We stand up for what’s right, even in the face of adversity.

Diversity
We commit to building awareness and proactively challenging issues of bias in our community.

Principles of Care

Strengths-Based
We honor the diversity, resiliency, and uniqueness of the children, youth, and families we serve, collaboratively drawing and building upon their individual interests, abilities, and skills. We work together to identify and build resources within themselves, their families and their communities.

Family-Centered
We actively engage and partner with people important in the lives of the children, youth, and families we serve. We ensure that families are active participants in the planning and delivery of services. We are committed to children and youth being connected to their families of origin whenever possible.

Best Practices
We utilize proven best practices that are sensitive to diverse cultures and communities. We regularly evaluate our methods for efficacy and relevance to achieve positive outcomes for the children, youth and families we serve.

Team-Based and Integration
We are committed to providing an array of services based on the unique needs of children, youth, and families that embrace a team approach. We value the richness and diversity gained by the multiple perspectives of family members, program staff, and community partners.

Early Intervention and Prevention
We are committed to providing early intervention and prevention services that work toward strengthening families and communities to support resiliency, stability, independence, and growth.