At our 

very core

Shangri-La's mission, vision and values drive our daily work, direct our future, and guide our interactions.  

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MISSION

the reason we exist

Serve individuals with disabilities or disadvantages so they may recognize and achieve their potential.

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vision

the change we hope to see

Communities where all people are accepted for their abilities and celebrated for their successes. 

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Values

how we do our work

Turn the pages. Don't just scan the cover. 

 

How we live this value:

  • We are curious about what makes a person thrive. 

  • We create safe spaces for the expression of respectful individuality. 

  • We listen. 

  • We see strengths. 

  • We champion choice. 

  • We do with, not for. 

Show up and go the distance.

How we live this value:

  • We do what we say we will do. 

  • We acknowledge reality but stay solution-focused. 

  • We assume positive intent. 

  • We accept that change is unavoidable and sometimes messy. 

  • We don’t dodge difficult conversations. 

  • We start as a team and end as a team around one mission. 

Don't drive on an empty tank.

How we live this value:

  • We know when we are at our best, we can help others be
    their best. 

  • We take time to learn and grow. 

  • We celebrate small wins, laugh, and make deposits of kindness. 

  • We care for the relationships and resources that make possible the present and the future. 

  • We know when we need to take a step back before having to take a step away. 

Lead change in your corner of the world.

How we live this value:

  • We exhibit personal initiative. 

  • We act with courage as role models for accessibility and inclusion. 

  • We seek to understand and spread empathy. 

  • We participate in self-reflection to understand our experiences and biases. 

  • We act with a powerful and kind voice. 

These values were adopted as the new organizational values June 2020.

history of a mission

Despite changes over the years, Shangri-La's mission has  always reflected a passion for and commitment to enriching lives.

The Beginning - 1963

That they may have individual fulfillment, personal dignity and happiness.

1990s

Shangri-La promotes personal achievement through increasing the ability for individuals to contribute​, influencing community change, and encouraging independence. 

 

Early 2000s

Homes, jobs, supports ... one person at a time. 

Present

Shangri-La's current mission and vision statements were adopted in 2014.