Our mission is to be the community partner that improves the ability of our neighbors to support themselves “without worry.”
Through a three-tiered system, Sans Souci works tirelessly to combat poverty and encourage self-sufficiency in our community. Whether it’s providing free-of-charge necessity goods like clothing, shoes and winter coats, providing an affordable option for necessity items like furniture and household goods, or training individuals with weak labor market prospects to re-join the work force, Sans Souci works to create a place where everyone can live life “without worry.” (Sans Souci is French, meaning “without worry!”)
Our vision is to be a place “where every person is a success story.”
We believe that every person has the potential to write their own success story. Sans Souci exists to serve as support for these stories or by providing the tools (clothing, shoes, etc.) that will empower community members to be successful.
Sans Souci operates based on this set of core values:
Dignity – Every person that we are in contact with will be treated with respect.
Responsive Service – Every person we interact with is unique and we will recognize and address the specific needs of each to the best of our ability.
Collaboration – We will actively work with other agencies, businesses, and community members in order to accomplish shared goals and enhance our mission.
Knowledge – We will strive to give community members the information they need to support themselves. We will make the community aware of those in need.
Excellence – We will strive for excellence in all that we do.
Perseverance – We will inspire those in the community to carry on in spite of difficulties or discouragement.
VISION AND PURPOSE
Sans Souci, Inc. (Sans Souci) envisions a world where society and its systems (e.g. education, criminal justice, health care, housing, the economy) are just, fair, inclusive, and allow all people to participate and reach their full potential.
We believe in the dignity and humanity of all people. We strive to build a healthy and just society that engages with and respects all voices. We challenge the systems and causes of discrimination through the lens of social justice. We recognize that fair access and opportunity is a human right regardless of age, race, economic circumstance, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic which makes someone unique. We value diversity and celebrate its power to impact and improve our lives. We know that to achieve our vision, we must do our part. We must lead with compassion and take action in our communities to create a better world.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Our values are guided by compassion, inclusion, trust, love, empowerment of all voices and respect for human dignity.
Through a commitment to sustained actions over time, we will:
– Advance equity in our society and systems
– Champion equity as a basic human right and it benefits everyone
– Challenge injustice and untruths at play in society today as a proactive response to hate
– Address the dynamics and role our system plays in perpetuating oppression
– Value and engage all voices in this conversation – especially those who have lived experience