vision and values

Whatcom Family and Community Network (WFCN) envisions

a thriving community built on equity, social connection, participation and opportunities.

our values

  • the capacity of safe, healthy communities to create environments in which all can find hope and reach their greatest human potential
  • childhood and adolescence as incredible growing years, where every child has the right to love, safety and access to skills and opportunities
  • parenting as a sacred trust and opportunity to develop a healthy, well and capable next generation
  • authentic human relationships based on respect, honesty and empathy
  • strength of diversity and multiple perspectives to catalyze the best community responses to community issues
  • inclusive and collaborative processes leading to positive community change, through barriers and into the unknown
  • the healing power of connection between people, organizations and human serving systems
  • dialogue as action toward shared goals
  • creativity of the human spirit, in all its forms, to lead through conflict and grief to unity and joy
  • empowerment through collective knowledge, wisdom and action
  • leadership as a trait everyone brings to the table
  • human experience and scientific research as valid measures of well-being
  • compassion, love, peace and equity leading to action for social justice