What We Do
Our Mission Statement
A Christian organization compassionately serving youth and families, providing them counseling, mentoring, skill-building, and education services in a safe environment, to support the development of their hope and future.
But a Samaritan who was on a journey came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.’ Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” And he said, “The one who showed compassion to him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.” (Luke 10:33-37)
Connections365 is a non-profit youth services agency that has been in operation since 1989. Until 2018 we were known as the Christian Community Placement Center or CCPC. Based out of Salem, Oregon, Connections365 provides services to youth through four programs: therapeutic foster care, mentoring, residential services, and mental health counseling.
At Connections365, we provide youth in our programs with case management, counseling, educational services, and skill-building. We are committed to community integration, partnering with families, schools, caseworkers, churches, and other community members and agencies.
We emphasize age-appropriate personal accountability for youth and encourage all youth to develop their talents and make positive contributions to society.
Connections365 is a faith-based agency, although we do not provide direct religious services to our clients. We serve clients from all walks of life, and are committed to non-discrimination in all of our practices.
Connections365 is a proud member of the Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.
Our Core Values
RESPECT – We are committed to respecting ourselves and others, in order to foster an environment of teamwork and growth.
INTEGRITY – We are committed to an environment of consistency and honesty.
TRANSPARENCY – We are committed to humility in success, transparency in failure, and openness to feedback.
COLLABORATION – We are committed to pursuing opportunities for collaboration in order to assure the highest level of personalized services for our clients.
FEARLESSNESS – We are committed to taking the necessary risks for a bright future.
ACCEPTANCE – We are committed to accepting everyone, recognizing their unique contributions to our efforts of serving others.
LEADERSHIP – We are committed to providing dedicated support and a positive influence, creating an environment in which others can develop and prosper in their own personal goals.