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Respecting Choice in the Redwood Community
Redwood Coast Regional Center recognizes that a vision statement is a projection of the ideal future. A vision statement provides a picture of things, not as they are, but as they might be. It is the “North Star” which guides all journeys and which, like the North Star, remains a bright fixture on the horizon of all that is possible
Redwood Coast Regional Center subscribes to the following Vision Statement:
It is the vision of Redwood Coast Regional Center that all people in our community, including individuals with developmental disabilities, will live, learn, work, travel, and play in the best, most inclusive environments.
We envision strong, healthy individuals and families whose emotional resources are renewed and supported by community and regional center. We envision full access to a complete array of health services throughout life.
We envision a system of services and supports that is determined by the individuals served. We envision a process that is complementary to the individual's own life, and which does not intrude upon the person’s chosen lifestyle. We envision people residing in the living arrangement of their choice. We recognize that life is made meaningful by loving, being loved, and having friends and relationships. We acknowledge that life is enhanced by contribution, responsibility and the opportunity to learn new ideas and to engage in new experiences, including educational opportunities, social interactions, and work activities. We envision a system of services and supports which acknowledge the person’s age, lifestyle preferences and culture, and which is fluid and ever changing.
We envision all people being empowered to communicate with their own minds and hearts to determine their supports and services.
We also subscribe to a vision which represents the highest commitment to excellence. We envision a commitment to honesty, compassion, trustworthiness, flexibility, responsiveness, accountability, accessibility, creativity and a passion for community service.
We envision a joyful and supportive environment in which trust is the cornerstone of all interactions, humor is appreciated and everyone participates fully in teamwork. We envision one community. We value diversity and honor individuals.
We strive to be accessible, to be knowledgeable, to be accountable, to accomplish tasks in a timely and effective manner, and to offer and receive feedback formally and informally on how we are doing in fulfilling our mission and realizing our vision.
We envision all members of the support community having access to adequate resources, including funding, in order to provide desired services and supports. We envision a collaboration between members of the community which creates a whole of services and supports which is greater than the sum of its component contributors. We acknowledge that shared learning, communication and planning activities will provide the greatest benefit for those individuals we mutually serve, as well as for our respective members. We envision a culture in which all members of the community are respected, supported, honored, and recognized for their diverse contributions and valued services.
We envision educational efforts which focus on teaching relationship rather than care giving; which teach support rather than control; which teach communication rather than regulation. We promote informed exploration and risk taking, with opportunities for feedback. We envision individual and community satisfaction as the standard by which all services are measured.