The mission of the INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center, a program of INMED Partnerships for Children, is to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.
Our vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building a continuity of support from infancy to adulthood. Engaging families and communities to build a foundation for healthy development from the start will prevent the loss of children—whether through disease, neglect or lack of education or opportunity—along the path to a brighter future, enabling today’s youth to create hope and opportunity for generations to come.
INMED’s values form the foundation of the organization’s commitment to quickly and effectively respond to the suffering of children. We believe:
- that the long-term opportunities for children’s success in life depend on the existence of strong families and healthy communities.
- in taking a holistic, outcomes-based approach to improving the health, lives and opportunities of at-risk children and families, and on addressing the root causes of challenges rather than applying solutions focused on a single issue.
- in creating a continuum of care through direct services and links to other resources in order to address cross-cutting health and social factors that influence each stage of life.
- in the power of partnerships to respond to broad local needs, actively engage stakeholders in the process of positive change, leverage limited resources, and support long-term sustainability of projects that will transform the communities in which we work.