Mission, Vision, Values


East Bay Agency for Children improves the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities.



We are committed to building a comprehensive, place-based continuum of accessible, trauma informed and culturally relevant services that build resiliency, aid in recovery, and, where possible, prevent exposure to adverse childhood experiences. We seek to reduce barriers that contribute to disparities in wellness for socioeconomically disadvantaged and racially marginalized families and to create communities where all children and families have supports to reach their full potential.



We believe in EQUITY, that all people should have access to services, supports and opportunities to be successful. We subscribe to the theory of “targeted universalism”, whereby our strategies recognize and are responsive to the unique needs of marginalized children and families. We believe that a culturally and ethnically diverse staff with broad language capacity and roots in the communities we serve is critical to our success.

We approach our work with HUMILITY. We are committed to learning and reflection, to being open, curious and responsive in our interactions with one another and in relationship with community partners and those we serve.

We pursue COLLABORATION. We aspire to true partnering and leveling the power differences with those we serve. We work with transparency and believe that children and families greatly benefit when engaged in their own care and advocacy. We strive to lead or follow, dependent upon how we can bring optimum value, in working with public systems, policy makers, partner providers, and the private sector in reducing disparities and promoting equity.

We embrace and cultivate INNOVATION. We are creative in our approach and boldly take risks to challenge perceived notions of the limitations of those we serve.

We are committed to EFFECTIVENESS. Our service models and strategies are evidence- informed and grounded in best practice. We continually work to understand and improve our outcomes through a data-driven culture. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.



EBAC’s commitment to reduce the impact of social inequities is embedded in our mission statement and an overt part of our work and organizational culture. When George Floyd’s death ignited a renewed call for racial justice, EBAC publicly recommitted to our equity goals:

  • Prioritize racial equity within our own organization, ensuring that our staff and Board reflect the diversity of our community and that our policies and practice are congruent with our stated values.
  • Guide and shape our programs with input from those who are recipients of our services.
  • Leverage our experience in system transformation to assist public systems and community-based organization in updating their policies and practices to center equity.
  • Share our understanding and knowledge to encourage and educate our supporters and stakeholders to take their own actions to advance the cause of racial justice.
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