Mission And Guiding Principles
Intermountain Centers (Intermountain) provides the highest quality, evidence-based health and human services to facilitate self-sufficiency for individuals in their own communities and cultural contexts. Intermountain strives to be a model for health and human service organizations.
Intermountain provides a variety of programs and support services to:
- Children diagnosed with autism and/or specialized educational needs
- Children and adolescents who are emotionally and/or behaviorally challenged
- Children and adolescents transitioning from one care facility to another
- Adolescents aging out of foster and group residential care to independent living
- Adults who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or developmental disabilities
- Adults transitioning to independent living
- Families of clients in need of parenting support and connection to community resources
Guiding Principles And Philosophy
The following statements are the core values that guide the Intermountain staff:
- Intermountain bases its approach on empirical behavioral principles.
- Programs are flexible, individualized and built to maximize preventative and positive practices.
- Programs promote the individual’s choice and participation in the treatment process.
- Treatment processes include assessing individual skills, setting goals and devising strategies to attain set goals.
- Intermountain strives to support members in their own families, homes and communities, wherever possible, through education, vocational training and family-based services.
- Intermountain provides foster care, residential and other services to individuals needing a better alternative than remaining in their family, home or community.
- Self-sufficiency, independence and self-management are implicit goals of the Intermountain programs.
- Intermountain is committed to utilizing holistic services, when appropriate, rather than limiting to only clinical services.
- Programs promote the integration of a variety of populations in a common therapeutic environment.
- Staff personnel are dedicated to developing diversity and cultural competence in identifying and supporting cultural context related to individual needs, strengths and goals.
- Programs are not restrictive to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender preference.
Quality of Programs
- Intermountain is committed to enhancing the development of every individual receiving care within our services.
- Intermountain has a small staff-to-individual ratio.
- Intermountain staff personnel work consistently with members to apply program procedures.
- Intermountain programs are committed to fiscal integrity and cost effectiveness.
- Intermountain programs are responsive to the needs and requirements of our referral and funding sources.
Innovation and Growth
- All Intermountain programs are innovative and serve as national and international demonstration models from which organizations disseminate training materials.
- Intermountain seeks to be the leader in the field of health and human services.
- Intermountain's programs evolve through participation of staff and community.
- Intermountain’s services are designed to facilitate a positive impact in the individual's life beyond the length of care provided at Intermountain.