PASOs values and promotes equity in all we do. We raise awareness about discrimination and disparities and work to improve the status of Latinos in South Carolina so that every person has an equitable chance to be healthy and successful, without discrimination or unequal treatment based on race, nationality, language, documentation status, or other classification. PASOs believes in justice, fairness, and treating our participants with the dignity they deserve. Everyone merits the opportunity to grow strong and happy and achieve their goals, and we work hard every day to make that happen.
In PASOs, we take great measures to ensure all of our participants are treated with the respect, confidentiality, and dignity they deserve. We hold ourselves accountable for being reliable and trustworthy in order to guarantee we are receptive to the needs of our participants, and emphasize “confianza,” or developing interpersonal relationships through mutual reciprocity and experience. The families we serve are not our “clients” but are instead participants in our mission and crucial to our success.
The PASOs brand and team is founded on a deep “compromiso” or commitment to service, to community change for good, and is fueled by a passionate sense of responsibility. Our entire PASOs team endeavors to be excellent in all we do and provide high quality services to our participants and communities.
PASOs believes family is the heart of society, and we strive to ensure it is strong and healthy. Good family education is vital in ensuring a positive future for our children, and we value family as a crucial support system and source of love and stability. We know family is a central cultural value for many of our participants as well, and this makes it even more important to us. PASOs respects families of all creeds, shapes, and sizes, and works to serve them all. We also make an effort to treat all members of our PASOs team and our participants as family by sticking together and ensuring everyone has the space to share their own unique talents and skills with South Carolina.
At PASOs, we believe that knowledge is power, and by helping our communities expand their abilities, and access more information and tools, we can assist them in improving their quality of life and achieving their goals. In addition, each interaction with our communities expands our own reserves of knowledge. In short—we learn together with our families and communities. We also learn to innovate and promote change. By striving to learn more, we constantly improve our ability to serve better.
PASOs wouldn’t exist without the collaboration of our community partners, sponsors, and participants. Our team of Community Health Workers strives to be present and engaged in the communities we serve, and attentive to both the strengths and needs our participants have, so we can work together to find solutions and promote change. Nothing we do would be effective without the talents of all those who help us achieve our goals, and we are proud to move forward as long as we move forward together.