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Who We Are

Our Story

Who We Are

Cherish Families was founded and is entirely staffed by people from polygamist backgrounds. With our deep understanding of the fears and barriers that people from this background can experience, we are compassionate, empathetic, and uniquely qualified to serve the population.

Our guiding philosophy and founding principles are cultural competence and strengths-based, trauma informed services with complete regard and respect for the dignity of the individual. We focus on strengthening their capacities and ensuring self-determination. To that end, we offer a variety of supporting services that can assist an individual to reach stability and independence, depending on their needs.

Mission

The Cherish Families organization is committed to supporting people in under served communities by providing access to resources and services that empower individuals and families in being whole and making choices that work for their specific needs.

“Helping, fixing and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak, when you fix, you see life as broken, when you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego and service the work of the soul.”

~ Rachel Naomi Remen

Two smiling sisters, one blonde and the other dark haired, after completing a 5k run

Our Impact This Year

  • Cultural Competence Trainings

    20

  • Volunteer Hours

    1196

  • Services Provided

    1449

  • Housing Services Provided

    182

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