Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Building strong connections for healthy communities.

We Value Relationships

We believe that healthy relationships are the vehicle through which our youth and families are able to grow and thrive. With skillful engagement, we strive to establish trusting relationships and meaningful connections so that individuals are empowered to find the voice to advocate for their needs and the confidence to pursue their aspirations. It is our hope that each person involved in our program learns to identify an authentic sense of self, develop and sustain healthy relationships, recognize and participate in safe communities and ultimately to live their lives with intention.




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We Value a Collaborative Approach

Our goal is to build safe, trusting, and collaborative relationships that are centered at the client's voice.

Our approach works to equip our youth and our families with the tools to access helpful resources, the voice to advocate for their needs and the confidence to make positive changes to pursue their aspirations.

Equity Statement

At PWI, we recognize the institutional and cultural inequities that exist in history and continue to persist in the multiple systems of our lives. Individuals involved in Child Welfare are particularly vulnerable to these inequities. Lack of access to essential and culturally relevant resources further marginalize these communities and impact their success and wellbeing. We are committed to pushing equity forward and igniting change by supporting our youth and families as they work to achieve their goals.


"The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love."
– Bruce Perry