Mission & Values

Our Mission:
Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

Our Values

Break the Cycle commits to creating positive change. We believe knowledge is the key to empowerment. As employees, as an organization and as a leader in the community, we work to shape a world in which everyone is safe from relationship violence. We believe such a world is possible and that it is our duty to nurture its growth.

Break the Cycle trusts young people as experts in their own experience and needs. We value them as decision makers and believe they have the power to build upon their inherent capacity to change the world.

Break the Cycle values diversity in its many forms. We are committed to providing services that meet the unique needs of all youth, regardless of gender, class, sexual preference or race. We serve many distinct subpopulations, including homeless, rural, incarcerated, disabled and immigrant youth.

Break the Cycle evolves to meet the communities’ needs, working together to create lasting solutions to dating violence. We are dedicated to providing competent, respectful and personalized services by collaborating with partner organizations, being fiscally sound and building grassroots, community support.

Break the Cycle values innovation. We seek and implement pioneering ideas to better serve young people. We believe this creative vision sets our programs apart in their ability to create lasting and effective change.

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