Mission And Guiding Principles

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:

Treatment Philosophy

  • 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.

Fiscal Responsibility

  • 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.

Strategic Goals

  • Become the premier provider of human services for individuals and families in AZ. 
  • Establish itself as a nationally recognized brand and leader of innovative thought following evidence-based models in human services.
  • Evolve into a sustainable organization (revenue diversity, risk management, and resource management).
  • Become an expert at employee recruitment and retention.
  • Be a leader in the evaluation of programs and administration to demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency.
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