What is our new mission statement?
The Anne Carlsen Center exists to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.
What purpose does a mission statement serve?
A mission statment describes the purpose for an organization … its reason for being. It guides the actions of an organization, expresses its overall goal, communicates a clear sense of direction, and guides decision making. A mission statement motivates and inspires those who are connected to an organization, while capturing the interest and attention of potential clients and partners.
Why are we changing our mission statement now?
Our past mission statments have focused on the “excellence in services” ACC provides to individuals and their families. The Center has – over the course of 70 years – impacted thousands of lives through its educational, therapeutic and residential services. As the Center expands the scope of our services, our impact on the world outside the Jamestown Campus has grown. Our new mission statment is designed to reflect this important role, as we build on our inspiring heritage.
How do the services provided by the Anne Carlsen Center advance inclusion and independence for those we serve?
Our highly-trained staff provides specialized programs and services, equipping children and adults with disabilities to maximize their full potential. Given tools, training and loving support – the individuals we serve lead active lives filled with meaningful activities and relationships.
Are there other ways in which the Center promotes inclusion and independence in the world?
By raising awareness, increasing access, and helping remove barriors in communities of all sizes. We work with legislative and regulatory bodies to effect change.
How have the Anne Carlsen Center’s community-based services fostered inclusion and independence for individuals with disabilities?
The Center launched its Community Services in 2008, providing individualized care for people’s home and home communities across North Dakota. We’ve seen adults make tremendous strides toward independence in their daily living activities, relationships, vocational skill building, and personal safety skill development. Children are now included as members of communities, as ACC staff help them communicate more effectively, advocate for themselves, understand how to make choices, and develop critical social skills. In addition, through the KIDS Program, the Center provides support to 550 children under the age of 3 as they experience greater independence.
How do the individuals we serve help carry out our mission?
They help pave the way for the students and clients who follow, as they change attitudes and perceptions with their abilities and passion.
What is my role?
With your talents and love, you enable the Center to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all. Because of you, individuals with disabilities experience greater independence, are appreciated for their abilities, make meaningful contributions, and are woven into the fabric of society.