CMU Mission, Principles and Values
CMU believes that relationships hold the key to overcoming barriers, accessing resources and fulfilling CMU’s mission:
Charting paths and creating opportunity for adults, children and families to live full and inclusive lives in their communities.
5 Pillars of CMU Services
We believe that individuals have intrinsic and unconditional worth. We believe that individuals are free to decide how they live their lives. We also believe that people have the right to exercise freedom of thought or choice.
Do No Harm
We never intentionally harm others through our actions or lack of action, nor engage in any activities that run the risk of harming others (avoidable harm). This includes, but is not limited to, using our positions for personal gain or to exercise power over others.
We have an obligation to act in ways that prevent harm, remove harm and promote good. Our actions are defined by how well they help others. Actions and advocacy should always promote the health and well-being of the individuals we serve. We strive to put in place the supports and resources that reflect kindness, quality and maximize the benefit to others.
We treat others equitably, fairly, and without prejudice. We treat others the way we wish to be treated.
We are loyal to others in our words and actions and honor commitments. This includes keeping our promises, doing what is expected of us and being trustworthy. We are competent and capable when performing our duties and we adhere to applicable laws, policies and procedures.
CMU Organizational Values
Feeling and showing concern for others
Being deeply aware of and wanting to lessen the distress of others
Being honest and adhering to CMU principles and values
Waiting and tolerating without complaining or getting angry
Doing things consistently so that others can depend and trust you
Ability to recover quickly from changing conditions or difficult circumstances
A demonstrated feeling, understanding or attitude that someone or something is important
Giving encouragement, support and help
Having people believe you, trust you, and have confidence in you
Having a tolerant and honest relationship with others
Revised/Adopted – 5/7/2019