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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

A Tradition of Caring for Children

  • “We are only as successful as our clients are.”
  • “The staff of Creative Alternatives is the heart and soul of the company and our displaced children.”
  • “You matter.”
  • “Competent personnel will work for a quality organization.  Be selective in hiring and training quality employees.  Our workforce is like family, treat them as such”.


The philosophy of management of Creative Alternatives is indicated in all its policies, procedures and culture. It is expected that managers abide by the following:

  • Demonstrate concern for employees- Take a personal interest.  Get to know them and see how you can help them professionally and personally.
  • Be transparent and consistent- Treat employees as a team member and be sure your actions demonstrate equality.  Favoritism has no place at Creative Alternatives.
  • Be involved in details-stay informed of the small details and take an interest in the daily mundane routine.  Never forget where you came from.
  • Communicate effectively with all ranks-Regardless of position held each employee shall be afforded all pertinent information.  Share information equally. Be aware of your surroundings and respect everyone.
  • Provide the highest quality of care and supervision to our clients-fulfill the needs of the clients.  Meet expectations of the placement agencies.  Ensure care and supervision is above expectations. Enjoy the clients, have fun.
  • Lead by example-your actions reflects on expectations.  Get your hands dirty and never be afraid to do a job you direct someone else to do.
  • Develop and recognize employees-catch a staff doing something wrong, correct them by demonstrating the proper technique.  Catch a staff doing something right; praise them.  Participate in presenting at trainings; your expertise is valuable.
  • Be open to change-Our clients and staff are from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Be sensitive and open-minded.


Joy Biddle

Executive Director

June 8, 2012