Mission, Vision, Values


This vision reflects our hopes and intentions. It may not always accurately portray the way things are at Abilitree so much as the way we want them to be. We are less than satisfied with the way things are and our vision provides us with energy and determination we need to create a better world for people with disabilities. If we fail, at times, to measure up to this vision, we will need to take up the challenge in new and more innovative ways in order to ensure that our vision becomes a reality.


Abilitree empowers people with disabilities to grow their independence, productivity and inclusion in community life.


Abilitree envisions a society where all people with disabilities have the opportunity to develop their full capabilities with independence, productivity and more meaningful involvement in local community events and activities.

Our goal is to be the premier provider in Central Oregon of diverse programs and services to all people with disabilities. We are committed to researching, fostering and implementing those practices that are on the forefront of our field.

We are led by a caring and professional management team that inspires all staff and volunteers to be passionate about supporting our mission. In all that we do, we strive for excellence, innovation and collaboration.

We recognize our staff as one of our most valuable resources and help each individual staff member to become the best they can be.

We are guided by the voices of those we serve. In doing so, we involve all of our stakeholders including staff, volunteers, community partners and most importantly, our clients.

We continually strive to eliminate all barriers, including physical, attitudinal and organizational that stand in the way of full participation by those with disabilities.

Invitation to Join Our Vision

Many people and organizations throughout our community share our vision of the future. We recognize that there are many ways to implement this vision and we welcome everyone in joining with us to make positive and enduring changes in the way people with disabilities interact with the world.


Teamwork: We perform our work together in a manner that promotes safety, mutual respect, cooperation and the true spirit of a supportive community.


Integrity: In everything we do, we are honest, consistent and fair. Mutual trust and credibility are the benchmarks of our work with each other and those we serve.

Independence: We encourage people with disabilities in a manner that promotes initiative, dignity, self-respect and pride. We support each other in creating helping environments that encourage creativity, innovation and personal responsibility.

Partnerships: We build quality partnerships with community organizations and individuals. In doing so, we strengthen the sustainability of our mission and maximize the quality of opportunities for those we serve.

Education: We provide learning opportunities that promote daily achievement. We encourage personal growth, competence, improved self-worth and meaningful involvement in the community. We also value the technique of peer counseling, where support and guidance to those with disabilities is provided by one who has also experienced a disability.

Advocacy: We actively advocate for those we serve while providing consistent opportunities for self-advocacy. We form quality partnerships will all public and private sectors in order to achieve successful advocacy for our program participants.

Professionalism: We strive for excellence in all that we do. We are dedicated and committed to our stakeholders through the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our participants, staff, volunteers and community partners. We are committed to forthright communication, accountability, organizational discipline and adherence to sound business principles.

Diversity: We are committed to being an inclusive organization in all areas that honors and respects the rich diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and abilities that each individual brings to CORIL in the cause of supporting our mission.


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