Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

House of Ruth provides housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.  We do this through a continuum of services:  emergency shelter, short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, advocacy for clients, and basic needs assistance to provide food, rent, utilities, public transportation, and back-to-school support.

Vision Statement

A world where the diagnosis of HIV is free of stigma, discrimination, and limitations on a person’s life or capabilities.

Values

Compassion

We act with mercy and kindness, recognizing that no one is perfect and everyone needs help and support from others at times.;

Respect

We recognize the worth of each person and strive to treat all people with dignity.

Hope

We empower our clients to have positive expectations for the future.

Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest morals and ethics.

Responsibility

We do what we say we will do and are answerable for our actions and decisions.

Teamwork

We work together to achieve common goals.

Stewardship

We use our resources in a way that merits public trust.

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