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Our core values are the collective promise we at Health Care for the Homeless make each day to ourselves, each other and the people we serve. They guide our work and relationships. They hold fast when we shift direction or change. They undergird our culture. They ground us in what is good, right and true.
These core values were identified by Health Care for the Homeless staff, clients and community members. Each year staff members honor those peers who best embody the core values with a staff Core Values award. These six staff members best embodied our core values in 2022. Our “HCH-er at Heart” best embodied them all.
"It’s such an honor to be recognized when you sometimes feel invisible. It just goes to show that nothing we do goes unnoticed. Every life should be treated with a level of dignity, whether it be the janitor or the president."
"Being true to my personality, values and spirit is very important to me and working at a place that not only allows such but welcomes it makes me feel very fortunate."
"Hope is the belief that our future can be better than our past and that we have a role to play in making that a future reality."
"Justice to me is doing all that I can with compassion, support, expertise and help of others to assure that everyone in our community not only survives but thrives."
"Passion is what happens when you love what you do, and I love spending most of my day helping our population with a team that also loves what they do. It's pretty contagious."
"Balance is helping others when they’re in a time of need. In security, you deal with a lot of situations. It’s knowing how to work with and keep everyone calm, to deescalate and solve the problem."
"I love being a part of the HCH family and being able to participate in the great work that we do to support our clients and each other as a team."