Mission, Vision and Values

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Our Mission, Vision and Values

Helping people throughout life’s journey.

To be the trusted partner for improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.


  • Ownership – accountable, engaged, stewardship, responsive
  • Integrity – honest, principled, trustworthy, transparent
  • Compassion – empathetic, merciful, sensitive, kind, giving, forgiving, hopeful
  • Excellence – safety, quality, distinguished, learning, improving
  • Service – welcoming, attentive, humble, respectful, exceeds expectations, collaborative
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Our affiliates

As a parent company, LifeView Group includes three affiliates:

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Lakeview Center

Lakeview Center serves adults and children with mental illnesses, drug and alcohol dependencies and intellectual disabilities. With multiple programs across Northwest Florida, our services range from inpatient and residential treatment to outpatient counseling, psychiatry, trauma care, treatments for substance misuse and 24/7 support for those with serious mental illnesses.

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FamiliesFirst Network

FamiliesFirst Network provides foster care and adoption services in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. In partnership with the Department of Children and Families, our local faith communities and other child welfare non-profits, our team works to ensure the safety and well-being of children across Northwest Florida.

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Global Connections to Employment

Global Connections to Employment (GCE) is a nationwide team providing jobs and training for people with significant disabilities, including military veterans. We empower our team members with independence and self-sufficiency and help match them to fulfilling careers, from facilities maintenance to food services and other business lines in between. Working with contractors at military bases and commercial businesses, GCE is one of the country’s largest employers of people with disabilities under the AbilityOne program.

As a comprehensive human services organization, we can bridge gaps unlike any other agency.

Substance misuse and mental health issues can potentially overlap into child abuse, abandonment and neglect. That’s where our child welfare teams at FamiliesFirst Network can step in to help ensure the safety of children while our Lakeview Center behavioral health care teams work with parents to receive recovery services. FamiliesFirst Network also serves foster children with special needs, which are addressed by our specialized behavioral health care teams. Lakeview Center’s behavioral health services coupled with FamiliesFirst Network’s child welfare support are able to lean on each other as we develop innovative solutions in serving Gulf Coast families. We also serve persons with disabilities who are seeking meaningful work and independence. For those who need it, Global Connections to Employment provides job opportunities across a diverse pool of business lines, from facilities maintenance to food services and commercial businesses to health care environments.

Because of LifeView Group, people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders can get the treatments they need, people with disabilities can find employment, and children who have experienced abuse or neglect can know safety and stability.

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Our impact

LifeView Group and our three affiliates are non-profit 501c3 organizations, operating with support from our community and our valued partners, as well as legislative funding. We are a 2,500-employee human services organization that impacts lives in multiple states and the District of Columbia. Learn more and see our Community Impact Report here.

Our promise is to continue listening and adapting to meet you where you are on your life journey. We are here to help and consider it a privilege to serve.

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Trauma-informed care

The human spirit is remarkably resilient in overcoming barriers, but we all need a little help sometimes. That’s why our team practices trauma-informed care, which is woven into our culture, helping us build trust with the people we serve. Trauma-informed care helps broach sensitive topics while ensuring inclusion, empathy and non-judgmental interactions. Through this approach, our team asks permission, offers control and finds support for each individual. We get to know each person’s history without being invasive. Learn more.