The Amherst Survival Center connects residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness, and community, primarily through volunteer efforts.
Our Vision Statement
The Amherst Survival Center is a welcoming community. Families and individuals can come for food, clothing, health care, and companionship, and to share their resources, information, concerns, experiences, and expertise. We create an environment where people move beyond a condition of need and where everyone can rely on, support, and accept each other.
The Amherst Survival Center is committed to the following core values. These values apply on both the individual and organizational level and inform and guide all practices.
We are committed to fostering a strong, cooperative and diverse community. We provide a respectful, fair community with the opportunity for friendship, security, and change.
We are committed to the values of compassion, dignity, humor, respect, and patience. We nurture acceptance and caring within the community.
We seek to maintain an environment that embraces the values of accountability, openness, transparency, and authenticity.
We are committed to continually reflecting on, consistently evaluating what we do, identifying research to improve our work, and using best practices in all that we do.
We are dedicated to carefully managing the center’s human resources, ensuring sound fiscal management and development, and consistently examining and conserving our use of energy and materials.
Approved by the Amherst Survival Center Board of Directors, June 8, 2015