Life Works

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Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement

Transforming lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations, and the community to thrive and achieve their goals regardless of personal challenge:

  • Promoting self-determination, dignity, and respect
  • Creating opportunities for living, learning, working, and personal growth


Vision Statement

LIfe Works will be known throughout the community and region as a highly professional agency, an exemplary employer, and a compassionate provider of services that support the multiple needs of people with developmental disabilities in this community. The agency name will be widely recognized as an organization that cares deeply for its clients and is passionate about the quality of services. Service sites will blend into the neighborhood and the com-munity. Audits will reveal sound practices, respectful attitudes, and quality of care. Annual reports and community recognition will highlight measurable outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction.

 Culture Statement

Our culture is woven together by a sense of community. People working together, exchanging ideas, educating themselves, and staying a step ahead; committed to employing passionate dedicated individuals who seek to look beyond themselves and who take personal responsibility to live our mission.