Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

Vision Statement

To be a self-sustaining organization working to eliminate family violence.

Mission Statement

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is an organization that provides support and shelter for adults and children escaping violence.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society assists victims of family violence in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and support services.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention of family violence.

Guiding Principles

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society recognizes each person’s right to self determination.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society acknowledges violence can be physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society recognizes the impact of violence on children and acknowledges that the rights of children are separate and distinct from their parents.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is an inclusive organization that acknowledges the issues of anyone affected by family violence.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is managed by shared leadership and is a participatory organization accountable to a Board of Directors and Stakeholders.

Beliefs

We view problems as separate from people.

We assume people have many SKILLS, ABILITIES, VALUES, COMMITMENTS, BELIEFS, RESILIENCY and COMPETENCIES that will assist them to change their relationship with the problems influencing their lives.

We recognize the unique nature of the lived experience, but how shared feelings and lived experiences CONNECT people.

We believe in HOPE ― a special kind of magic akin to alchemy, where there are no limits to recovery and healing.