FICE - USA envisions a world where all children can grow up in a stable and loving family within a nurturing, safe, and secure environment. We aspire to a vision for the world, where every child has access to; housing, food, healthcare, quality education, and is embraced as a valued member of their society.
We work for a world in which all children and young people will have the opportunity to grow, learn and develop throughout their lives while being connected to a rich network of friends, family and neighbors. We hope for a world where all children and young people have the freedom of thought and are supported in making individual choices and decisions.
It is our vision that a child or young person with unique needs that result from disability, illness, or trauma, will have access to and receive effective services and supports. It is our vision that no child will be separated from their family or community because of illness or disability. We seek a world in which all children and young people have inherent and equal value regardless of ability, disability or circumstance.
We believe that the non-government sector (non-profit) of society has an important role in addressing the needs of children, families and communities while working in partnership with government and businesses. The three sectors must work together to provide the policy, financial support, leadership, and systems of care required to meet the needs of children and young people. We believe that members of the non-government sector have an inherent and substantial responsibility to collectively share vision, experience, expertise, and resources with one another.
It is essential that children and young people be afforded a full set of legal protections, rights, and due process within the structure of a functioning legal system.
The dreams, aspirations, and needs of children and young people are universal, sharing common elements across time, societies, nationalities, and cultures. We wish to support children and young people in experiencing world citizenship and a global view relevant to their own life experience. We believe that the experience and opinion of children, both individually and collectively, is relevant to the development of public policy and services.
It is our vision that non-government organizations are most effective when they draw on their common values, shared vision, and collective experience, recognizing the commonality of the human experience.
We all walk the same path, and we should help each other along the way.