Circle of Courage

Racker was founded in 1948 based on the value of diversity and appreciating the many things that all people have in common. Today, our diversity is evidenced by the plethora of services the agency offers for several thousand people, from newborns to seniors, under license by five state departments.

The fundamental purpose of human services is personal development; helping people to do the things necessary to live their lives to the fullest. It is the responsibility of all of us associated with Racker to understand how the agency can be effective, and how the people we serve, their families, and our staff and volunteers can be successful.

Our Mission, Vision, and the Circle of Courage universally apply to all people


Circle of Courage

Generosity is compassion, empathy, and altruism- the truest form of caring for others.

Belonging encompasses our relationships and human interdependence.

Mastery is success, achievement, and motivation

Independence is the power to make decisions, to problem solve, to be responsible, and to grow.