Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Goddard Riverside promotes dignity and self-reliance across generations. We work every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. ​

Our Values


Guided by the highest standards and a commitment to excellence, we are transparent and accountable to all stakeholders.​

Lifelong Learning

We believe that a fulfilled life extends beyond food, clothing, and shelter to include opportunities for education, cultural enrichment, and meaningful interaction with others.


We believe in nurturing community life.  We raise our voices together with our community to advocate for a better world.


We lead by being open to change, staying attuned to the forces shaping our society, and sharing our learning with others.​


We work hand-in-hand with people of all backgrounds to achieve the lives they want for themselves and their families.


We listen and respond to everyday concerns and issues facing our neighbors. We are a laboratory for new ideas. We continually experiment, learning from our successes and failures.

Fiscal Responsibility

We safeguard the agency’s resources and use and preserve its assets through sound financial management.​