DHS Core Values – DHS DELIVERS – What is Important to Us

Dedication
We are professionals committed to ensuring that Philadelphia’s children and
youth are Safe, have Permanent families, and achieve Well Being.

Excellence
Our service delivery systems and practices are based on our desire to
achieve high performance, meet outcomes and ensure accountability.

Leadership
Our service delivery systems and practices are based on our desire to
achieve high performance, meet outcomes and ensure accountability.

Integrity
We promote transparency and hold ourselves accountable for doing the “right
thing every time.”

Value Differences
We appreciate differences, foster inclusion, and welcome input from our
staff, our partners, and the communities we serve.

Empowerment
Our employees are empowered to make decisions and take action to ensure
that children, youth, and their families receive services appropriate to their needs. Through our actions, we provide families with the tools they need to become active partners in solving many of the challenges they face.

Respect
We engage each other, children, youth, and families served, and
stakeholders in a manner that fosters open dialogue, trust, and mutual
regard.

Supportive Relationships
We are committed to ensuring that children achieve permanency and live in
stable family settings that are nurturing and promote physical and social well-being.