1. Faith in God is the foundation upon which we carry out our daily tasks.

2. We will exhibit a Christ-like attitude in every aspect of our work.

3. We will recognize and show compassion in dealing with children and their families.

4. We will be guided by personal and team integrity in all we do for the welfare of those we serve.

5. We will recognize our accountability to God, those we serve, supporters and one another.

6. We will show excellence by holding ourselves to the highest possible standard of care and service.

7. We will demonstrate our professionalism through education, training, attitudes and teamwork.

8. We will value each life we touch because each is made in the image of God.

9. We will demonstrate our unwavering commitment to the children and families we serve.

10. We will be respectful of the rights and confidentiality of everyone we serve.

Created in a working group meeting of a cross section of Tennessee Children’s Home Staff and House Parents in conjunction with the Policy Committee and presented to the Board of Trustees on January 24, 2004