Our Mission and Purpose
At Faith Friendship Ministries, we treat all of our residents like family. We strive to provide every resident the tools they need to lead a successful and fulfilled life.
Our purpose is to provide those with serious mental health issues affordable, high quality residential opportunities that assist them according to individual need, while preserving their dignity as one created in the image of God.
Through structured care environments, independent living services, and community based supports, we will foster family-like relationships among those we serve, in an atmosphere that demonstrates God’s love expressed through Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to demonstrate Christian love by providing supportive care and residential services, primarily to those with mental health issues and limited resources, affirming and empowering each person as a part of our family.
Our Core Values
- That everything we have belongs to God, and everything we do shall be done in a way that honors and glorifies Him, without compromise (Matthew 22:37-38).
- That every individual has been created by God, and that those we serve are precious in His sight. He desires to give them a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) and we are to be one of His vehicles for doing so.
- That due to their disabilities or limitations, those we serve are often economically disadvantaged. Therefore a primary focus of our efforts is to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the care provided by other providers (Deuteronomy 15:11).
- That due to misunderstandings about mental and physical disabilities, these members of our society lack a voice and sense of belonging in the community. We desire to be an advocate to this end (Proverbs 31:8-9).
- That what we do for those who are often considered among the least of our society is done to the Lord (Matthew 25:40). We are to treat others with respect, dignity, and Christ-like love, meeting them where they are, and helping them to become all they can be.
- That although we are commanded by God to meet the physical needs of those around us, their greatest need is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. However, while we will assist anyone in seeking this relationship, we will not coerce, intimidate, or attempt to mandate such a decision among those we serve (Joshua 24:15).
That we seek to make a positive contribution to our community, and conduct ourselves in a way that is considerate and respectful of our neighbors (Matthew 22:39).
While we intend to work in close cooperation with a variety of Christian churches, we will work in a spirit of non-denominational Christian unity (John 17:23).
That our staff would be seen as gifted members of our family, endowed with God-given value and deserving of encouragement, compassion, and respect (Ephesians 6:5-9).
That our staff will view their work not as a job, but as a calling to serve. However, as valued members of our family, we will seek to compensate our staff at levels comparable to similar positions in secular professions, as the resources of the ministry allow (1 Corinthians 9:7-14).