Our work is fundamentally guided by each client’s individual needs.
We approach clients holistically, considering their cultural backgrounds and physical, emotional, economic, and spiritual needs.
We recognize and nurture individual client strengths and treat clients with respect and compassion.
We support each client’s effort toward achieving safety, economic self-sufficiency, and empowerment.
Client needs and experiences inform Sanctuary’s programs, services, and education and advocacy efforts.
We promote and adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards.
We strive to be knowledgeable, creative, and persistent in recognizing and meeting our clients’ needs.
We honor commitments to our clients, our mission, our profession, and each other.
We strive to be innovative leaders at the forefront of the domestic violence movement.
We nurture a dedicated and talented staff and provide opportunities for continuous growth and learning.
We value diversity and difference as sources of strength.
We offer services with cultural sensitivity and competency, endeavoring to meet the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of our clients.
We place a high priority on reaching out to unserved and underserved communities.
We believe in recruiting and retaining a diverse board, staff and volunteer network to best serve our clientele.
We acknowledge and appreciate the dedicated service that is daily rendered by board, staff, and volunteers on behalf of our clients.
We value the different roles, styles, and goals, and the experience, expertise, and background of each stakeholder.
We equally value the tangible victories and the intangible results that come from the daily commitment to Sanctuary’s mission.
We strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters mutual respect.
We value open, honest, and respectful communication.
We believe that cooperation and teamwork among stakeholders and the community-at-large are essential in effectively combating domestic violence.
Staff, board and volunteers at Sanctuary collaborate with one another and across disciplines to provide the best possible services for our clients.
We engage local, national and international partners from the private and public sectors in our outreach, advocacy, and direct service work.