At Jessica & Friends Community our Vision and Mission Statements provide directional leadership and focus in the development of our strategies, ministry endeavors and planning. At an operational level, Vision and Mission are supported by Core Values. For Jessica & Friends Community, the Core Values are the essence of our identity and provide the foundation for how we serve our clients and their families. We believe our Core Values go beyond typical organizational rules of conduct by establishing a framework of our beliefs and passions.
We value and affirm the inherent dignity, significance and worth of each person regardless of physical capability and intellectual function (Psalm 139:13-16).
13For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
We value character demonstrated by truthfulness, integrity, perseverance, courage, and a service mindset (Titus 2:7-8) .
7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
We value and are committed to advancing an organization to address issues surrounding those with intellectual disabilities (Philippians 2:3-4).
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
We value a team of competent employees and encourage a high level of personal and professional growth and satisfaction (Philippians 1:9-11).
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
We value family and community and embrace diversity as we maintain the fidelity of our mission (Philippians 2:1-3).
1Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
We value trustworthy leadership and promote intentional communication to create an environment where individuals are empowered to use their gifts and skills to work together toward a common purpose (1 Peter 4:10).
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
We value honesty and responsibility in every aspect of our organization and strive to meet the highest of ethical standards (Proverbs 2:6-8).
- 6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
- from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
- He holds success in store for the upright,
- he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
- for he guards the course of the just
- and protects the way of his faithful ones.
By faith, we strive to fulfill and proclaim the good news of the gospel by providing services to families impacted by intellectual disabilities regardless of financial standing.
Provide faith-based services and supports for individuals and families with autism and intellectual disabilities. We seek to be a community which affirms the worth of all people, supports personal growth and wholeness, advocates for community and church inclusion, and provides opportunities for spiritual growth and service.
Make a Difference
Jessica & Friends Community has many opportunities for volunteers to assist in serving our special individuals and families. Our volunteers consistently remark at how the individuals they serve bring them joy, happiness, and blessings through their service.
Read more on how you can make a difference in the life of a special needs individual or family.