WPA Guiding Principles

WPA Guiding Principles

Capacity for Constructive Change
Each of us is capable of achieving personal transformation

Respect and Compassion
We honor the diversity of experiences and recognize our common humanity. Every person brings equal value and should be treated with equal regard as all others.

Each individual has the ability and responsibility to conduct good works that can improve one’s own and others’ lives and the condition of the community.

Each of us is answerable for our own decisions and behaviors.  We are capable of acting consciously, learning from and taking responsibility for the results.

We strive to create an environment and work in a manner that is consistent with these principles.

"WPA programs address each client’s individual needs and strengths, working with each woman as a whole person."
- Piper Kerman, WPA Board
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