About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Children’s Services Council and the reason for its existence is to improve the quality of life for all children in St. Lucie County.

We do this by ensuring that every baby is a healthy baby, by stopping child abuse before it starts, keeping kids off the streets and away from drugs and alcohol, and keeping kids in school with the tools they need to be successful.

Our Organizational Values

Effective organizations identify and develop clear and concise organizational values. Once defined, values impact every aspect of an organization and are modeled by staff and board members.

Children / Families

We are dedicated to the well-being of children in our community and the positive role that families and caring adults play in the lives of children. We also believe in the importance and value of family in both our work and personal lives.


We succeed by working together toward a shared vision and common goals.


We are responsible and accountable to our customers - children and families, programs and the taxpayers - to effectively utilize community dollars.


We believe that by fostering effective community partnerships, we broaden and strengthen the services to children and families.


We pursue our mission with honesty, trustworthiness, and a high ethical standard.


We believe in our work and its impact on our community and believe that it is worth doing is worth doing well.


We acknowledge the dignity and worth of each person by recognizing their diversity, opinions, and needs.


We are open to unique and creative approaches and solutions understanding that yesterday's approaches may not be today's or tomorrow's.


We appreciate that open, honest communication - both expressing and listening to ideas - is crucial to accomplishing our mission and establishing an effective work environment.


We take our jobs seriously, but not ourselves. We look for humor and fun in our daily work.

Code of Ethics

We are governed by a Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, adopted by the Legislature as Part III of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.