Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission
In the Lutheran tradition of caring through service, Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.

Our Vision
We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe, caring community.

Our Core Values

Love
Our work is grounded in love, humility and the basic human connection we all share. Our organization welcomes all people equally and with love. We honor the people we serve and walk alongside them on their journey.

Compassionate Curiosity
We approach our work from a perspective of cultural awareness with curiosity, openness and non-judgmental attitudes. Our employees are present to others through compassionate listening and reflection. The people we serve share with us their needs, hopes and life stories, and we learn from their hardships and triumphs.

Engaged Workforce
We employ engaged, effective and competent staff members. Our employees come to us with varied life experience and the knowledge, skills and self-awareness to build respectful and enduring relationships with each other, the people we serve and our stakeholders. Our organization strives to utilize best practices and develop a culturally competent workforce. We are committed to offering opportunities for training, engagement, and development at all levels. Further, our employees are committed to enhancing their own knowledge, growth, and understanding so that they may better serve.

Stewardship
We are stewards of the legacy, values, and resources of all who have influenced and given to our organization. We uphold our commitments and responsibilities to serve in our community. Our organization uses resources to thoughtfully develop programs and properties that meet immediate and long-term needs to achieve maximum impact. We provide a respectful environment by designing and maintaining our properties to promote well-being and a sense of place.

Advocacy
We are strong allies and advocates for those whose voices often remain unheard and unheeded. Our organization collaborates with and influences community members, other organizations, funders, and policy makers to create long term solutions to poverty and homelessness. We educate and encourage the people we serve, our employees, board members and those in our community to be advocates.

Community
We foster community by creating opportunities for connection, relationship building, and belonging among those we serve, along with our neighbors, partners and employees.

Philosophy of Care
These values guide our Philosophy of Care as we work for and alongside people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our society to improve their circumstances, while simultaneously advocating for societal changes toward equity and justice.

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