Zoom Group exists to help adults with developmental disabilities experience a sense of belonging in our community.
We fulfill our mission by offering a continuum of services, including enrichment programs and employment services. Learn more about our enrichment offerings on the day program and StudioWorks pages. Learn more about our employment services here.
For over 25 years, our organization has been dedicated to the strictest ethical standards. Read more about our commitments below or visit our credentials page to learn more about our partners and uses of funds.
Commitments of the Zoom Group community
Zoom Group employees are committed to approaching each client, fellow staff member, and community member with the following values in mind:
Integrity forms the foundation of our organization. It means doing what is right and loving what is right. Each member of our community will act with honesty, and each action will be consistent with our mission and values. When we act as an organization, we will ask, “Is this consistent with our mission and values?”
Professionalism means that we will follow ethical standards for our interpersonal interactions, rather than acting based on personal feelings or motives. Our interpersonal interactions will be based upon what is best for the client, the organization, and the wider community. We will look for the best in everyone, including ourselves. We will expect the best of everyone, including ourselves.
Respect means treating others as we would like to be treated if we were in their shoes. Everyone we interact with is an equally valuable community member. We commit to valuing each individual’s opinions, beliefs, and personal boundaries.
Humility is the recognition that you are no more and no less valuable than any other member of the community. Approaching other people with humility encourages open communication. Humility is necessary to be a good listener. We believe that everyone in the Zoom Group community has something to teach, as well as something to learn.
Kindness means acting with a considerate nature. Kindness requires empathy – striving to understand and feel the concerns, the happiness and the sadness, and the hopes of the people with whom we interact. Our speech and our conduct will be seasoned with kindness.
Joy is positive energy and happiness. Each interpersonal interaction is an opportunity to be a source of joy. Joy inspires optimism. Joy also inspires creativity. And a little sense of humor goes a long way.
Creativity means we are willing and able to look at things in new ways or from a different perspective. We approach each day with a creative spirit, and use our unique talents, gifts, and abilities to generate innovative and useful solutions to any challenge we encounter.