In the spirit of transparency and accountability, we share our policies (below), so that you, our stakeholders, may offer input and ask questions.
We know this value is being honored when . . . program participants, event attendees, donors, volunteers, and staff feel included, listened to, accepted, respected, and protected. Confidentiality, non-judgmental communication, and healthy boundaries are the rule in every category of Grief’s Journey relationship.
We know this value is being honored when . . . we foster a learning mentality, set goals, and measure success; our public face (events, marketing, fundraising) mirrors the private support we provide; every staff person and volunteer is prepared to provide warm, competent support; our support responses are consistent and dependable; our outcomes set the standard for agencies like ours nationally; our name is synonymous with our values; we’re recognized as responsive, adaptable, persevering, trustworthy partners.
We know this value is being honored when . . . all people feel welcome and that they can find a place for themselves in the organization; family is broadly defined and services reach individuals as well; it’s universally recognized that we’re not here to “fix” but rather to support; when caregivers are given the care they provide; when teamwork is the rule; when we feel free to explore/respond to community requests for grief support that may or may not look like current programming.
We know this value is being honored when . . . we safeguard against burn-out /fatigue among program participants, event attendees, donors, volunteers, and staff; when teammates foster/celebrate each other’s expressions of self-care; when Bereavement, PTO, and other policies reflect safety and a healthy work-life balance, when the budget reflects our commitment to professional development, personal growth and financial responsibility; when we make sound decisions about program growth not to exceed capacity; when wellness as it pertains to grieving is extended to the community outside of Grief’s Journey as part of holistic well-being/collective impact.
We know this value is being honored when . . . our work’s relevance and impact is recognized as an integral component of collective impact throughout the region.