Stand up when others choose to sit down; step forward when others prefer to step back; speak out when the voices of silence are so deafening.
- Good Stuff, 2003
Our Mission The mission of New Jersey AIDS Services is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and community education in New Jersey.
Our Vision It is the vision of New Jersey AIDS Services to empower those we serve to achieve a healthy, safe and self-sufficient life, therefore gaining the resources to positively influence their community.
Our Values and Guiding Principles Our work is guided by the following core principles: dignity and worth of the individual, acceptance, respect for diversity, integrity, justice and professionalism.
Dignity and Worth of the Individual
We believe that every person is a valuable asset to the community and is entitled to be treated with fairness, compassion and dignity. Acceptance We believe in creating an environment in which program participants feel safe to disclose their true selves. We act as a safe-haven from the prejudice, discrimination and hate frequently experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS.
Respect for Diversity We believe that an open mind and respect for diversity are essential for the continued progress of New Jersey AIDS Services and for the quality of life of all human beings. Be it in our work or in our personal lives, we are committed to respecting individual differences and valuing diversity.
Integrity We conduct daily operations in a reliable and trust worthy manner seeking opportunities to instill the values of honesty and respect into the implementation of all our programs.
Justice We stand for justice and fair treatment without discrimination of all individuals. We strive to be a positive community influence advocating for social justice and human rights for all people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Professionalism We maintain the highest standards of professionalism. Our operations are conducted in a transparent manner and submitted to rigorous mechanisms of quality control. Our programs are continuously updated to take the latest research into account and are delivered by highly qualified professionals.