|The Friendship of Women, Inc. (FOW) maintains a clear vision that we are, above all,
a social change agency committed to ending violence against batteredwomen, men
and their children in all of the Cameron County communities
|Towards this end, we continue to offer concrete resources to victims of battering which give themthe best possible chances of breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and their children.The programmatic focus of the agency reaches beyond the provision of counseling
and shelter to embrace the prevention and interruption of violence in the wider community.
We join with all parts of the community in mutual strategies to eradicate family violence.
|We challenge systems and other forms of power inequity, which believe are the root causes of violence. We celebrate the diversity of the people we serve and embrace their needs in our programs and services. We reflect and honor diversity in all parts of our organization.|
|We recognize the pain and tragic costs of family violence. We employ a positive and motivating image to portray safety as well as the strength of family free from abuse and violence.|
|The organizational culture supports openness, risk-taking, and self-evaluation in order to promotelearning and growth as a social agency, in our staff, and by our clients. We
recognize the value of both specialized training and intuitive talent. Research,
program evaluation, client feedback, andoutcome evaluations are used to
design and deliver valued services.
|We deliver services through a strong collaboration of staff, volunteers, board members, and membersof the community. FOW leads in developing these collaborative relationships with allied agenciesand organization. Financial strength is assured through an entrepreneurial expansionof the funding base. FOW strives for economic self-sufficiency.|
|FOW promotes and support innovation. The passion of the organization is directed inuseful
and constructive ways to respond to clients, our employees, and community needs.
|We support partnership with other agencies and the general community with respect to our principals,goals, and values for our organization. We expect and support ethical
practices with our partners.
|Friendship of Women, Inc.
Brownsville, Texas 78523