Strengthening and Empowering Communities via Education & Support Systems
Davidson County Transitional Services [DCTS] is a 501(c)3 Human Services & Consulting Agency
Strengthening and Empowering Communities via Education & Support Systems. The Organizational Programs and Services were designed so that the community as a whole can contribute to the rebuilding process. Our clients are at-risk youth, justice served, individuals and families with loved ones incarcerated, or persons experiencing various forms of abuse, (e.g. domestic, sexual, addictions). The majority of people served are from low-to-moderate income households.
DCTS Organizational Goals are three-folded Educate, Empower, and Explore! We Educate individuals by providing awareness, resources essential to becoming productive citizens and self-sufficient. We consult with them from a holistic perspective, then we 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 consulting, educational, and referral services by connecting people 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 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.
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.
Davidson County Transitional Services Incorporated also operating as DC Transitional Services was established in March 2013 . In June 2013, the Human Services and Consulting Agency (formerly known as Crisis Intervention & Referral Agency), located in the Big Chair City of Thomasville, NC elected (5) Board members and was incorporated by the North Carolina Secretary of State. DCTS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and has been tax-exempt since June 11, 2013.
During the first years of operation, DCTS Inc. has been mainly focused on how to help our clients and their families better; additionally, we are always exploring new ways to increase revenue and lowering our service costs. Lots of progress has been made overall. Like many nonprofits, DCTS has been doing more with a little less within our agency. In collaboration with the CEO and Board of Directors. DCTS has made some tough decisions already; we know that more will emerge in the future. Our strategies are not only related to cost containment and productivity but also related to what support is likely in the future. As a working team, DCTS Executive Staff and Board make decisions that are based on both the long-term mission priorities as well as the sustainability of this quality agency. DCTS staff and volunteers will continue to deliver services with the same commitment to quality those we serve have come to expect.