Strengthening and Empowering Communities via Education & Support Systems
Davidson County Transitional Services DCTS) is a 501(c)3 Human Services Agency
providing Educational, Consulting, and Referral services for at-risk youth, justice-served, individuals or families experiencing various forms of abuse, (e.g. domestic, sexual, addictions), destructive behaviors, self-esteem issues, parenting, and relational issues. The Organizational Programs and Services were designed so that the community as a whole can impact the rebuilding process of those persons who are at a disadvantage as a result of limited income. Although we do not discriminate against anyone, the majority of our clients are from low-to-moderate income households.
DCTS Organizational Goals are three-folded. Educate, Empower, and Explore! To Educate individuals by providing awareness, resources essential to becoming productive citizens and self-sufficient. We consult with them from a holistic perspective, then Empower them to make sustainable life changes that impacts their life and society. While Empower (ing) them with the tools necessary to make successful life transitions or reintegration into communities , DCTS Explore alternative choices and make referrals to external organizations that are beneficial for our clientele.
To provide educational, consulting, and referral services by connecting individuals and families to a collaborative network of support in their communities in times of transition.
DCTS vision is to reduce destructive behaviors and inspire change that promotes self-reliance.
DCTS motto: ‘Hands Helping People Reach Individual Success Everyday (R.I.S.E).’
Innovative- Driven- Respect- Transparency- Commitment- Safety First.
Since its inception, DCTS core values have remain firm; We will always use an innovative approach to problem-solving. Humanity drives DCTS to strive for positive outcomes. We promise to create a cultural environment in which clients are treated with respect and dignity. We promise to be transparent and honest with those we interact with. We are committed to providing alternate choices, educational opportunities, advocacy, and safety. No matter how innovative or theoretically sound programs or services may be, success will be minimal if not implemented in an atmosphere where safety and privacy are the foremost concerns. We believe that a safe environment is a key to assisting clients to navigate their path to real independence successfully.
DCTS provides flexible services and support, quality resources, professional development opportunities that are designed to enable successful life transitions and/or reintegration into communities as productive citizens.
Our organizational goals are to Help People R.I.S.E. through Education, Empowerment, and Exploration
DCTS is committed to eliminating racism and all other forms of oppression. We understand that this is a never-ending process, which requires ongoing openness, diligence and hard work. We believe that any form of oppression enables destructive behaviors, and therefore efforts to end them must include an anti-oppression agenda. DCTS believe that there is an wide-ranging array of perspectives results from inclusion and diversity which allows our not-for profit organization to be more effective,. We commit we to promoting inclusion and diversity in philanthropy and the not-for profit sector. We are also dedicated to greater diversity and inclusion within our own organization and will provide equal opportunities to individuals of all races, ethnicities,genders, religions, sexual orientations, gender identifications, ages, socioeconomic status, marital statuses, geographic locations, philosophies, and veteran statuses in all levels of staff and governance.
DCTS is a 501(c)3 Human Services Agency providing Educational, Consulting, Referral services for at-risk youth, justice-served, individuals or families experiencing various forms of abuse, (e.g. domestic, sexual, addictions), destructive behaviors, self-esteem issues, parenting, and relational issues. In addition, DCTS offer One-Stop Services, such as on-site counseling for substance abuse and other addictions. Organizational Programs and Services are designed so that the community as a whole c Influenced by the growing social needs of the community in which it works. DCTS has preapared by developing innovative Outreach Programs and Services to meet the unique requirements of the individuals we serve. Our Staff proudly embraces a systematic and integrated approach to achieve the mission of DCTS and advance the vision.
At DCTS, we believe oppression in any form is a societal blight that requires a broad societal response. Since such a response requires input from all sectors of society, DCTS is committed to engaging the wisdom and resources of community partners in our efforts to modify the social beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes that perpetuate disenfranchisement, and other destructive behaviors.
The experiences of persons who have successfully overcome barriers of marginalization, violence, or abuse and have transitioned into independent living are a rich source of insight and information concerning the multifaceted needs of victims and efficient strategies for meeting those needs. By sharing their testimonies, clients can encourage those experiencing these challenges and help service, governmental, and nonprofit organizations implement more efficient programs and outreach strategies. DCTS is committed to engaging our clients as passionate advocate partners in our efforts.