Mission

Our passion is caring and listening; empowering people to make positive life changes. We do this through connections between people and critical resources.

Purpose

Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help.

We do this to reduce immediate emotional distress and defuse crises for individuals, families and the community; to reduce the immediate risk of violence to one’s self and others; and to increase the ability of people to access the safety net, particularly for mental and emotional support services.

Crisis Clinic serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.

Values

Volunteers: This means recognizing the contributions of each volunteer, demonstrating appreciation for the time, energy and spirit that each one brings to their work. This also means accepting everyone who volunteers for their uniqueness and what they bring to the job.

Employees: This means recognizing the contributions of each employee, demonstrating appreciation for the time, energy and spirit that each one brings to their work, and offering opportunities for continual growth within the organization. This also means accepting everyone employed here for their uniqueness and what they bring to the job.

Genuine Relationships: This means communicating in an open, truthful and direct manner. It also means being receptive to all ideas and being respectful of everyone’s feelings and thoughts.

Healthy Environment: This mean managing stress with balance and humor, interacting positively with each other, and making space for continual personal growth and education. This also means creating a safe place for the emotional and physical work that we do.

Community Focused: This means looking for new ways to help, always staying on top of new programs, services and trends and keeping abreast of the changing needs of the community. It also means pulling from the community in terms of volunteers and employees, and empowering them with the information and knowledge to help others.

Universal Access: This means opening services to everyone, at any time. It also means offering training to the community, working hard to keep accurate and up-to-date information available and being responsible and frugal with internal resources.

Excellence: This means doing everything to the best of your ability, maintaining high standards for yourself, and the information and help that you are giving. It also means providing complete information in the most effective manner.