United Advocates for Children and Families recognizes that discrimination reduction cannot occur without simultaneously advocating for the elimination of institutional discrimination and social stigma. Proudly, it can be stated that our Board of Directors and our staff have determined that we will create a Transformation Culture.
Transformation, a complex, revolutionary, and continuous process, demands fundamental changes in the organizational structures and systems through which services are developed and delivered. In this process, policies and procedures must be modified, norms and values reassessed, and systems of service delivery and finance, changed. In addition, those involved in carrying out these changes, as well as those who will benefit from it, must be re-educated in order to gather momentum until it reaches a ‘tipping point’ where it will spread like an epidemic throughout the many intertwined systems and dramatically alter how our organizations and systems operate.
In order to achieve our mission, UACF employs three primary organizational strategies:
1. Education, training, and technical assistance provided to multi-cultural family members and family organizations, mental health providers, and the general public;
2. Coalition building among multi-cultural and multi-lingual families of children with mental health conditions, and;
3. Advocacy for public policy that reflects the values of families.
UACF continuously works with its constituency base, Board of Directors, and staff to develop a thoughtful and intentional organizational plan that assists the agency in successfully implementing each one of its strategic directions. Let there be no doubt, our ultimate objective extending forward is to motivate a grassroots family movement so they become an informed and active voice in all arenas effecting their lives.
We welcome you to review our most recent multi-annual report, which details our thrust to carry forward our stated mission and vision across California.