Everybody needs help sometimes.
Valley Outreach is the only nonprofit in the St. Croix Valley/ Stillwater, MN area that provides people with a wide range of support – whether they need food, clothing, or help to navigate resources during challenging times. Our programs include our food shelf, clothing program and client support services. We are continually asking ‘what if?’ and ‘what else?’ of partners, volunteers, and – most importantly – clients, to find better ways to help people in need.
Let’s make it better. Together.
We believe working with others makes the community and the entire nonprofit sector stronger. That’s why we are proud to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals, community groups, nonprofit partners, foundations, businesses, faith communities, and governmental entities. Volunteers, donors and partners are critical to the success of the mission of Valley Outreach. When we work together, we can help clients find a place of stability.
Mission, Vision, and Values
We approach our work with our vision, mission, values and equity statement in mind to ensure we are providing services the community needs and advance equity for all.
Our vision is why we’re here; our mission is what we do; our values are how we work; our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement is our commitment to ensuring people have an equitable and positive experience.
We help create a vibrant and resilient community where everyone’s needs are met.
We help people move their lives forward through basic needs services and personalized support.
We work in the community with people and believe in the intrinsic value of every person. Our team focuses on Collaboration, Connection, Kindness and Trust to achieve greater equity and deliver on our mission and vision.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are better together.
As an organization, we are building and nourishing an environment in which inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative.
We strive for consistent progress towards social and economic equality. We are an ally in creating positive change, never hesitating to advocate for justice, and listening to those most affected by broken systems.
In all we say and all we do, we commit to diversity, equity and inclusion across race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, basis of disability and other aspects of personal identity.
These values are non-negotiable.