Preventing Violence. Promoting Safety. Building Hope.


We envision a community where all people are safe, respected and free.

Ours will be a community in which no human being will be harmed by violence or live in fear, but will be supported by community members who stand together for justice and contribute their ideas, talents and resources to end violence once and for all.


Honesty & Integrity

These fundamental principles are woven into the fabric of our organization, guiding all of our decisions and actions.  We are trustworthy, transparent and committed to following through with what we say we will do.  We strive to act in the best interests of our clients, staff, volunteers, supporters and community as a whole.


We hold a deep respect for all individuals, which we believe is intrinsic to achieving our vision of a safe community. True respect involves listening, and so we listen actively to those we serve, to each other as staff members and leaders, and to our volunteers, supporters and community at large. We value the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths of those with whom we interact, and we strive to uphold the dignity of all human beings.

Service to Others

We are committed in mind and spirit to serving our clients with compassion, sensitivity, optimism and professionalism.  We are creative in our approach, providing dynamic services that meet the changing needs of our community and that promote safety, well-being and an end to violence.


We believe our potential is endless when we work together. This includes staff coming alongside clients to empower them to attain their own goals, staff supporting each other in carrying out our mission, and staff, board, volunteers and community members focusing our available resources toward making our community safe. We collectively learn from our mistakes, remain responsive to change and provide united leadership to change our community’s future.


We are committed to open, honest and respectful communication with our clients, staff, volunteers, supporters and community. We seek and listen to the advice and feedback of others, and fully disclose relevant information about our financial and programmatic operations. Through lively and engaged dialogue, we enhance understanding and commitment toward attaining our vision.

Generosity & Gratitude

Generosity and gratitude are very tightly connected. At their very core, they represent who we are and are characteristic of what we do. Generosity shines in our supporters who dream with us and share of themselves to transform individual lives and our entire community. Our staff and partners who generously go the extra mile/give of themselves to uphold human dignity and are bringing an end to violence, recognize the benefits of this generosity and share their gratitude. Generosity and gratitude impact how we work, where we partner and how we support our clients, who courageously face adversity, show gratitude for the support they receive and generously give back to CVIC and our community. Generosity and gratitude come full circle when community partners, volunteers, supporters, and staff work together, bringing a deeper meaning to the sharing of their gifts, time, caring, and hope. We are deeply grateful for those who live with generosity and fervently hope their involvement with CVIC brings meaning to their lives.