CORE VALUES

Our Core Values serve as the foundation upon which both the mission and vision of the agency rests. For Our Lady of the Wayside, the following are the Core Values that establish how we support individuals, families employees, and the communities we serve. 

Caring
By this we mean...

  • We serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with enthusiasm and in the spirit of love and compassion.

  • We are dedicated to the well being and growth of our organization and its employees.

  • We are committed to continual improvement in all we do. We will take any steps necessary to achieve our core values. 

Excellence

  • We are committed to providing the best services to the individuals we serve and their families.

  • We have a steadfast commitment to providing the highest quality in all we do.

  • We practice stewardship through the wise and efficient use of our resources.

Respect

  • We recognize and uphold the dignity of every individual.

  • We believe in and value the human potential of all people.

  • We believe that empowering an individual enhances the quality of personal and community life.

Innovation

  • We are committed to progressive approaches and creating opportunities for the individuals we serve. 

  • We are committed to constant learning to achieve and maintain the highest level of expertise in the field. 

  • We are committed to lead our field with cutting edge programs and expertise. 

  • We believe that providing an inspiring, creative, and imaginative environment is optimum to achieve each individuals personal best. 

Integrity

  • We are guided by the highest ethical conduct of our board of directors and staff.

  • We are accountable to the highest professional standards.

  • We believe open and honest communication is critical to our success.

Collaboration

  • We believe that building a network of relationships is critical to the continued growth of the organization.

  • We are committed to pursuing partnerships that enable us to better serve individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual challenges. 

  • We work with others in the spirit of cooperation and trust.