Our Values

  • Integrity and honesty

    Raphael Centre staff members and volunteers are principled, honourable and upright. We respect the integrity of our mission and will fight for our beliefs and never adopt an "ends justify the means" philosophy that ignores principle. We are always truthful, sincere, and straightforward in a manner which is respectful and courteous.

  • Respect and caring

    We respect human dignity, privacy and the right to self-determination of all competent adults. We care about the well-being of others and are kind, compassionate, giving and willing to serve. We always attempt to help those in need and always avoid causing harm.

  • Discipline and good work ethic

    We are proud of the quality of our work and are diligent, reliable, industrious and committed. We pursue excellence and are always willing to go the extra mile.

  • Courage

    We face changes and challenges with courage. We fight for what we believe is right. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not one who does not feel afraid, but one who conquers that fear (Mandela).

  • Humility

    Humility is not timidity or weakness. It is confidence, wisdom and grace combined with an acknowledgement that we are all imperfect. We are passionately curious and always willing to listen to and learn from others knowing that we do not have all the answers.

  • Loyalty

    We demonstrate fidelity and loyalty to other people and to organisations by friendship in adversity, support, and devotion to duty. We never use or disclose information that is learned in confidence for personal or professional advantage.

  • Lifelong learning

    Staff and volunteers of the Raphael Centre believe in the value of ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal and professional reasons. Ongoing learning enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, personal development and personal fulfilment.