Mission and Vision
In Our Vision, individuals and families living and coping with mental illness have easy access to cost-effective mental and physical healthcare that provides responsive, customized, and practical services, so they can achieve optimal health
Our mission is to help people with mental illness lead quality lives by providing integrated treatment and services.
We fulfill our mission when individuals we serve:
- live in safe, affordable housing and homelessness is prevented.
- maintain their optimum physical and mental health.
- find employment or pursue education.
- have recreation and socializing opportunities.
- report a sense of satisfaction with their lives.
Our Values guide our actions every day as we work to achieve our vision and mission:
Dignity. Authenticity. Courage. Collaboration. Stewardship
Who We Serve
Mothers, Fathers, Sons, Daughters, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Best Friends, Co-Workers, Students, Graduates, History Buffs, Artists, Sports-Lovers, Musicians, and Writers…
Guild serves individuals 16 years and older who live and cope with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. Many face additional challenges with chronic health issues, homelessness, and poverty. More than 50 percent of these individuals have a co-occurring disorder related to substance use. Many cope with at least one co-occurring medical condition including chronic pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and asthma.
Despite these kinds of challenges, 74% of the individuals we serve live in their own homes. And, they have goals and dreams for their future.
Why (and How) We Do It
Nearly 1 in 25—10 million adults—in America live with a serious mental illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness 2016.) You probably know someone with mental illness.
That’s why on any given day, you’ll find many of us at Guild out in the community providing service to about 900 individuals. For us, “in the community” means delivering services to people when and where they need them most, like in their homes, during a doctor’s appointment, or on the street.
Mental illness affects every area of a person’s life, so we integrate psychiatric treatment and supportive services to help individuals reach their own personal goals. We do this by taking the time to recognize their strengths and to hear them out. Then, we tailor our services to meet their individual needs and preferences.