Mission Considered


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In HRDI’s Division of Mental Health, our mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life.

Let’s consider this for a moment.

First of all, what exactly is a “mission”?  It’s a strong PURPOSE, a reason for existing.

It tells us why we’re here, and what we’re supposed to be doing.

This clarity of purpose, then, gives us FOCUS—HRDI’S mission helps those of us who work here decide what TO do, and what NOT to do.

So then, why IS the Division of Mental Health here?

Two reasons.

Reason #1—to EMPOWER.

What does it mean to empower?  To give power, to enable, to increase capability.

WHO are we empowering?  We’re empowering individuals, families, and communities.

WHAT are we empowering them FOR?  This leads us to the second reason that the Division of Mental Health is here . . .

Reason #2—empowering to IMPROVE.

What exactly are we empowering clients to improve?  The quality of their lives.

Which means what?

It depends on the client.  What will make each individual client’s life better, in some way?

One client may need to be empowered to manage her money better.  Another may need to be empowered to improve his ADL’s.  Yet another may need to be empowered to get on top of an addiction and begin an active recovery process.

For every client, regardless of who they are or what their challenge may be, HRDI is here to empower them to experience a better life, despite the barriers and challenges that they contend with on a daily basis.

This is our mission—our daily mission.  We may very well be the only compassionate presence and positive voice some of our clients come into contact with, ever.

For those of you working to fulfill the mission of HRDI, you do an important work.  And for those of you receiving services from HRDI, thank you for allowing us to partner with you.

It’s a partnership that we at HRDI are privileged to have.  May we never take it lightly.

Sean Cox, LPHA

Clinical Supervisor, Assertive Community Treatment