At Proactive Families Advocacy Inc, our mission is to provide wrap-around services that are family-centered and culturally competent to families who are currently involved or at risk of involvement with the child protection system.
Keeping families together and reducing out-of-home placement by working toward establishing the permanency, safety, and well-being of parent-child relationships by stabilizing and preserving families, providing awareness and quality services when necessary, and assisting families in navigating the system.
Empowering Parents & Families: We believe that strong parents form the foundation of a thriving family and society. We are dedicated to empowering parents and families by providing them with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to navigate challenges and make informed decisions.
Advocacy: We advocate for the rights and well-being of parents and families at local, regional, and national levels. Our organization strives to influence policies and initiatives that promote family-friendly practices, access to quality education, healthcare, and social services, and the overall welfare of families.
Education and Awareness: We recognize the importance of education and raising awareness about family-related issues. We develop and deliver educational programs, workshops, and campaigns to equip families with essential skills, enhance parenting practices, promote healthy relationships, and address specific concerns such as mental health, child development, and financial literacy.
Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and building strong partnerships with other organizations, community leaders, and policymakers. By working together, we can pool resources, share knowledge, and create a unified voice for families, amplifying our impact and fostering positive change.
Community Engagement: We actively engage with communities to understand their unique needs, concerns, and aspirations. By actively involving families in our programs and initiatives, we promote community ownership and empowerment, ultimately leading to stronger families and more vibrant communities.
Equity: We believe in fairness and justice for all families. Equity recognizes that individuals and families have different needs, backgrounds, and circumstances, and aims to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources. We actively work to identify and address systemic barriers that hinder certain groups from fully participating in society. By promoting equity, we aim to create a level playing field where all families can thrive and succeed.
Inclusivity: Inclusivity is the practice of embracing and valuing the diversity of individuals and families. We foster an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, or any other characteristic, feels welcome, respected, and included. We strive to actively engage and involve all families in our programs, initiatives, and decision-making processes, ensuring that their voices are heard and their experiences are valued.
Diversity: We celebrate the richness and strength that comes from diversity. We recognize that families come in various forms, and each family has unique perspectives, traditions, and experiences. We promote diversity by acknowledging and respecting the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities of families. We strive to incorporate diverse perspectives in our advocacy efforts, programming, and leadership positions, as we believe that embracing diversity leads to innovative solutions and a more inclusive society.
Respect: Respect is the recognition and appreciation of the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. Leaders who value respect treat others with kindness, empathy, and fairness. They actively listen to diverse perspectives, value differences, and create an inclusive and supportive environment.
Accountability: Leaders who prioritize accountability take ownership of their decisions and actions. They accept responsibility for their mistakes, learn from them, and strive for continuous improvement. They hold themselves and their team members accountable for meeting expectations and achieving goals.