Mission & Core Values

Support and Connection for Families

Creating a family is an amazing time full of excitement, wonder, and questioning. Often families find themselves with nowhere to turn to share in their joy or worries. It takes a village to raise a child.

Mission: Parenting Village fosters the health and wellbeing of caregivers and children in the Rochester area by offering support and connection for all families. We envision an inclusive, mutually supportive community in which all thrive.

Core Values

Our core values are the principles that guide our work. They are the tenets that we rely upon when developing programming, interacting with one another, and serving the community.


We work cooperatively with one another, with the community, and with those we support to create an atmosphere that is respectful, caring, and acknowledges differences.


We utilize direct, open and honest communication. We handle difficult situations with thoughtfulness, curiosity, and empathy with a willingness to reflect both inward and outward. We demonstrate a commitment to learning and growth.


We set clear, attainable expectations and we hold ourselves accountable for the responsibilities that we agree to undertake. Our actions will be driven by our core values in a manner that reinforces trust.

Support and Empowerment

Our organization supports and empowers parents and caregivers, and our work environment is tailored to provide these same experiences to board members, staff, and volunteers.


We hold space for a full spectrum of experiences and viewpoints through diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We aim/pledge to create an accessible community that enriches connections and benefits everyone.


We are a caring organization that provides support to the community with both kindness and empathy. Our actions are infused with compassion, understanding, and respect for those we support and our community at large. We approach our work without judgment and with sensitivity through a peer support model.