A CULTURE OF UNCONDITIONAL CARE
San Mar serves a lot of children, families and communities that have experienced trauma.
To respond to this challenge, 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. Our core values are as follows:
- Whatever it Takes – Sticktoitiveness
What if it was your child? Family? Sense of urgency and tenacity
- Better Together – Collective Impact
It is possible to do things alone, but it’s not lasting, and boy is it harder!
- Relationships Matter – Hardwired to Connect
Survival through Belonging, safety and respect build trust
- Having Fun is Priority
Enjoy the journey, self care makes caring for others possible
- Everyone has Strengths
Seek them, and use them to build momentum
New staff, volunteers and partners learn these values when they commit to the organization, with the aspiration that when others engage with us they experience these values in action. It may not happen overnight, but those that commit to stay with our organization and carry out this important work over time, will demonstrate these hallmark values as the recognizable trait and ingredients of our team members.