SAN MAR IS A CULTURE OF CARE

San Mar serves a lot of youth that have experienced trauma.

To meet this need, we create and maintain an appropriate and consistent structure that is balanced with a genuine sense of healthy nurture. This challenges belief systems that have been destructive in the past. It also allows youth and families to form life-long connections with staff. This helps individuals assume ownership of their life and responsibility for their actions.

New staff and volunteers learn this when they commit to the organization.

Core Values represent an organization’s highest priorities, deepest beliefs and driving forces. In order for connections to be genuine and transformative, we stand on these four:

4 CORE VALUES

  • INHERENT VALUE VS. EARNED VALUE

  • CONNECTION AND CONTROL

  • INTERDEPENDENCE VS. INDEPENDENCE

  • FORWARD MOTION IS A CHOICE