Mission & Values

Mission & Values

Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind is committed to the educational, psychological, social and physical development of persons with special needs in an environment of caring, acceptance and respect for each individual’s rights and dignity.


Values are the foundational beliefs and ideals that define what is fundamentally important, providing a guide for both decision-making and determining a course of action.

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind holds eight core values that define our direction and identity. The have been handed down and inspired by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, and by Peace Ministries, who have been entrusted by the Sisters to ensure their legacy lives on in each of their ministries.

Compassionate Care

We enter the lived experience of those we serve and imagine their distress in order to build strong relationships, extend warmth, alleviate needs and foster hope and meaning for those who suffer.

Peace Through Justice

We strive to bring peace to those we serve and their families by delivering the highest quality programs and services to which they have a right.

Preferential Option for Those Who Are Poor and Vulnerable

We offer free programs, support and resources to infants and toddlers who are blind and visually impaired and their families.

Respect for Human Dignity

We treat all people with deep respect without regard to external circumstances of race, socio-economic status, gender, religion, age, abilities or country of birth.

Reading the Signs of the Times

We will continue to be sensitive and flexible to meet the changing needs of those we serve by evolving our current programs and services as well as starting new ones.

Care of Creation and Stewardship

We are mindful of the impacts that our assets, equipment and supplies have on the environment which influence our planning and purchasing decisions.


We believe that by working together out of mutual respect and a sense of shared responsibility for the common good, groups of people can achieve more than they could alone.


We have mutual obligations to promote the development of all and to create the loving, supportive community that is essential for the flourishing of each person.

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