WHO WE ARE
At Companions our passion and sole focus is to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their full potential. We work hand-in-hand with families and individual’s to craft a plan that’s focused on their personalized goals.
We set ourselves apart by being an organization that allows differences to be celebrated. We give hope to our participants, allowing them to make their dreams a reality, and build a life where they thrive.
Working with the individual and their family or guardian, we establish systems and bring together the support and services needed. It’s what we’ve been doing since our founding in 2005.
People with disabilities are in the best position to determine how they want to live. All people, regardless of ability or disability, should have the opportunity to experience a safe, supportive life, in all of its many facets.
Our services and support includes
- Providing vocational training and community-based employment supports
- Establishing home and community supports in natural, inclusive settings
- Promoting independence, choice, and community engagement
Our core values set us apart. They guide our organization and are the foundation on which we make important decisions. They define and guide our behavior and culture. And these principles guide what we do and how we deliver on our promises.
We are passionate about adding value to people’s lives. Through our engagement and collaboration with individuals and their families. Together we create the best solutions for each individual, keeping in mind that many times the best solutions require a level of creativity not typical of our industry.
Through close collaboration, we discover what drives each person’s motivations and needs. These motivators help define a plan to meet those needs.
We sincerely believe all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and be able to take reasonable risk. That requires people with different abilities, strengths, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds being treated with respect.
Competence refers to the capacity for quality, efficiency, skill and knowledge. We strive to be “the best that we can be” in every area of competence.
We believe continuous learning leads us to discover new possibilities and unlock our full potential. Companions continually leverages on training, technology, and collaborative opportunities to stay relevant in our field.
We choose always to bring out the positive in every situation, every person, and every encounter. Positivity is contagious and fuels the happiness, creativity, and sense of fulfillment of those around us.
We are honest, open, ethical, and fair. We develop a trusting relationship with our clients because trust is an integral part of a caring relationship that delivers on promises.