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Mission & Values

We Build Families

At Necco we are purpose-driven, and that purpose is to lift children out of an impossible situation and into a world filled with hope. Our purpose is to not only change their circumstances but their journey. This change requires a sense of safety, stability, and a strong support network that can only come from caring adults - foster parents like you.

There are six pillars that support our mission.

The Power of FamiliesAll types of families have the power to help individuals overcome adversity and give them the best chance to succeed. Everyone deserves a loving home.
MeritocracyMeritocracy is the foundation of our organization. This principle encourages sustainable ideas through critical thinking and innovation at all levels.
EntrepreneurshipWe believe entrepreneurship encourages both individuals and teams to take ownership of their programs as if they were running their own business.
Organizational LearningWe believe the faster an organization learns and adapts, the greater its capacity to build families.
Measurable ResultsWe believe measurable results drive our decision making and provide the best opportunity to transform outcomes.
Financial SustainabilityWe highly prioritize activities that produce a favorable return on investment and maximize long-term organizational strength.

The 12 Hobbs Principles

We believe troubled children and young adults benefit from principles of re-education set forth by Nicholas Hobbs in his book, THE TROUBLED AND TROUBLING CHILD.

  1. Life is to be lived now.

  2. Trust between child and adult is essential.

  3. Competence makes a difference.

  4. Time is an ally.

  5. Self-control can be learned.

  6. Intelligence can be taught.

  7. Feelings should be nurtured.

  8. The group is very important.

  9. Ceremony and ritual give order.

  10. The body is the armature of the self.

  11. Communities are important.

  12. A child should know joy in each day.