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MISSION_FPHouse-350Our Mission:

Family Paths strengthens family relationships
by providing mental health and supportive services
with respect, integrity, compassion, and hope.

Our Vision:

A safe home for every child.

Our Values:

Respect in our communications.
Integrity in our actions.
Compassion for our struggles.
Hope for the future.

We Believe

  • As an agency serving the wider community, it is essential that Family Paths aligns itself with social justice issues which affect our clients and families.
  • Providing a caring and supportive work environment helps us support and care for clients.
  • A relationship must have trust.
  • Taking care of the parent and having the parent take care of him/herself makes a safe life for the child.
  • There are larger forces at work that contribute to a person’s sense of safety and security.
  • Successful treatment meets the clients “where they are.”
  • Socio-cultural context affects each individual’s experience.
  • Striving towards social justice and change supports our clients.
  • Fostering healthy families enhances social justice.
  • Hope is a driver for our work. Hope moves clients to seek our assistance.

Guiding Principles

  • We nurture and promote emotional well-being, safe and healthy children and families, and a fair and socially just community with equality of opportunity.
  • We appreciate our diverse clients and their families, who allow us to enter their lives in partnership. We are humbled by their dignity and challenges, heartened by their courage and resiliency.
  • We value and cherish our dedicated staff that is committed to the highest standards of cultural competence, dynamic leadership, ethics, and leading-edge practice.
  • We are responsible to our funders and donors to ensure effective and lasting outcomes, with gratitude for their continuing supports.
  • We are committed to providing support to families 24 hours a day.

Family Paths is committed to recognizing and serving all families, including LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual), foster/resource, relative caregivers, and adoptive families.

Family Paths embraces the Alameda County Fathers Corps’ Father-Friendly Principles.