During Cunningham’s 122 year history, our programs, and services have evolved to address our top priority-the needs of kids, especially those who are most vulnerable. That’s why our vision is straightforward. We want to see every child thrive. And our mission builds on that idea by stating that we want to nourish hope through effective solutions so children thrive and families flourish.
In February of 2014, the management team and an ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors for Cunningham Children’s Home began a journey to update the agency strategic plan. The impetus for the review of the existing plan was the rapidly changing child welfare climate. The updated strategic priorities were developed based on the revised vision, mission, and core values.
Our vision and mission statements may have taken on a new look, but they remain aligned with the purpose and vision that motivated Mary and Judge Joseph Cunningham to entrust their home to today’s United Methodist Women.
Cunningham’s seven strategic goals address how we will grow to meet the current and future needs of children and their families. The core values that we have articulated will ground our work and bind us together. These values allow us to navigate the most challenging of situations by defining those parts of our collective character which are not negotiable.
We invite you to review this document with the knowledge that strategic planning is an evergreen process which requires continual review, evaluation, and revision.