The Center

About The Center

The Center at McKinleyville is a place where people can go to get connected, access services, and participate in community events and activities. Community members can participate in Center events and activities, volunteer, take a class, and access services from Center partners all in one location.

Vision : A vibrant community where people are healthy and connected.

Mission : We engage individuals, family and community partners in building and fostering well-being.

Values : We believe:

  • Families are experts in their situation, and we work in partnership with them to help achieve their goals. Families live in the context of community cultural traditions and mores; the primary responsibility for developing the well-being of children lies within the family.

  • Families are self-defining and include people who may be biologically related or not.

  • Formal and informal connections between people are the most important supports for all individuals (more important than any service we provide).

  • Assuring the well-being of individuals and families and the opportunity to contribute to building community is the foundation of a healthy society and requires universal access to support programs and services.

  • Building on strengths is the most respectful, enduring, and effective way to engage and support people.

  • Outcomes drive us to ensure that our programs and services are focused on quality, hold us accountable for what we do, and create a culture of learning for quality improvement.