We at First Aid Arts believe:

  • Everyone deserves love, respect, and support. 
  • Everyone is creative.
  • Creativity is healthy and healing.
  • Beauty matters.

At First Aid Arts we are:

Grateful.  This is huge. We practice gratitude by sharing specifics at every staff meeting, quarterly and annual retreat. 

Faith-Valuing.  We all have faith because we all operate with a finite understanding of reality—atheists, monotheists, polytheists all operate by faith and not certainty. At FAA we know that the fundamental beliefs that make up the foundation of our worldview greatly shape the way we experience life, trauma, and recovery. It is therefore essential to our work in trauma recovery that our staff honor the beliefs of those we serve and those on our team.  Indeed, our deepest motivations and strengths, as well as our richest conversations about purpose, meaning, and restoration are often rooted in our spiritual beliefs. We serve all people and do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed or any other status. 

Professional.  We strive for excellence in our relationships, research, development, evaluation, and dissemination of our programs. Professionalism includes our dress and our verbal and written communication. 

Humble-Bold.  There is always room for improvement. We have two eyes, two ears, and one mouth for a reason. When we have listened and seen well, then we can speak well with confidence. 

Frugal-Generous.  We seek to be efficient, and waste nothing so that we can be generous. 

At First Aid Arts we value:

  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Transparency
  • Structure & intentionality
  • Beauty
  • Fun!
  • Collaboration over competition
  • People
  • Creativity
  • Self-care
  • Cultural sensitivity & humility
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Hospitality

First Aid Arts Mottos:

Love creatively.

Do what you love to fight what you hate. 

Beauty disarms, creativity transforms.

There's always room for improvement and cause for gratitude.

Don't let the perfect kill the good.

You make the world more beautiful.