Our Mission & Philosophy
Our mission is to build better futures for children and adults facing life's greatest developmental and behavioral challenges.
What drives Damar's charge?State mental institutions, prison or an unfulfilled life on the street. Just 50 years ago, these sad options were a fact of life for many of those living with developmental disabilities — particularly if they also faced severe behavioral challenges.
In the late 1960's, the founders of Damar Services demanded a different option. Today, Damar is known as the last best hope for many children, particularly those with complex behavioral challenges like severe ADHD, aggression, oppositional defiance and other conduct disorders.
In short, Damar is unique in that we serve those whom other service providers are either unable or unwilling to serve. We gladly champion these individuals, focusing on their ability to realize their potential and achieve independence in a community. Our professional staff is dedicated to making the near-impossible happen and we're achieving some pretty amazing results. In fact 96 percent of our clients experience greater independence as a result of our mission.
Damar's viewpoint is simple: All people — including those children and adults with developmental disabilities further challenged by severe behavior — have the right to live their lives with dignity and respect and deserve the opportunity to reach their fullest possible potential.
Actively reflecting our living Mission Statement, we build better futures by first believing in the potential of those we serve, engaging in best practices to help re-direct them, and then achieving success together for children and adults facing life's greatest challenges.