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RHD’s Values-Based Organization Model

Many different organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, adhere to a corporate mission statement.  At RHD we take this idea a step further.

As a values-based organization, our internal decision-making, processes, policies, and growth strategies are all based around a core set of beliefs and principles that were established at the founding of our organization.  This approach has allowed RHD to expand the reach of our services, and ultimately make a difference in more people’s lives.

Respect for the dignity and worth of each individual

Employees and consumers have the right to live and/or work in an environment that affirms their fundamental dignity as human beings and does not insult or demean them.


Multi-level thinking

RHD promotes a “win-win” thinking process that encourages the expression of many different viewpoints and rejects one-dimensional thinking.


Empowerment of Groups

At RHD, power resides with the group, not with the individual. Group leaders are empowered to empower others and no person, regardless of position, has permission to treat others in an inappropriate or dictatorial manner.


Decentralization of authority

Local decision-making should be maximized and, whenever possible, power and responsibility should not be centralized.


Safe and open environment

All RHD settings must be open environments where employees and consumers feel safe to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.



All consumers and employees should be actively encouraged and supported to express fresh ideas and approaches, regardless of the degree to which they depart from what is typical or commonplace.


Honesty and Trust

All RHD environments are expected to be places of honest communication, which promote and support the belief that each consumer and employee is worthy of trust and must always be treated with respect.



Diversity with regard to characteristics such as race, age, gender, ethnicity, culture, levels of education, economic status, religion and sexual orientation are valued and promoted by the organization. The corporation rejects all discriminatory behaviors toward any individual or group.


Organizational Integrity

RHD embraces the obligation to conduct all of its work with strict adherence to the highest ethical standards, including issues relating to laws and regulations and the proper utilization of funds.


Ongoing Growth and Development

The organization is committed to the constant improvement and utilization of its capacity to respond effectively to new social needs and service challenges.


Personal and Professional Enrichment

RHD is committed to creating environments that promote the maximum enrichment of the personal and professional life of each consumer and employee.


Quality Service

All programs are required to deliver quality service that carefully assesses consumer needs and satisfaction, evaluates designated service outcomes, and is the result of an ongoing process of teamwork and group participation.


 Which of our values can you take to your organization??


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