Our Mission, Vision & Values

Children’s Services of Roxbury’s mission statement reflects its commitment to Strengthening Families across Massachusetts.

Our Mission

We strive to provide high-quality services to economically-disadvantaged children, youth, families, and individuals thereby promoting and strengthening family life and individual growth.

Our Vision

We are working to strengthen families so that children and youth are protected from abuse and neglect, nurtured and supported to reach their full potential, and prepared to take their rightful place in the world.

We believe all children and youth, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, deserve safe, caring, and supportive environments in which to grow and learn.

We envision families in which parents and other adults feel hopeful about the future, confident in their ability to support the children in their lives, and motivated to access and advocate for resources that will support themselves and their family.

We envision communities where members are whole, stable and have a shared sense of responsibility for the well-being of all children and youth.

Core Values

The core values of CSR—dignity, respect, compassion, humility, integrity, excellence, and patience—reflect our approach to serving others and achieving desired outcomes.

We recognize that every individual, every family, and every community has enormous strengths, yet too often they are defined by their presenting problem. We understand that in order to build trust and identify those strengths, we must begin with humility and treat the people we serve with dignity and respect,regardless of their circumstances.

We must act with compassion and patience, having an ability to care and empathize without judgment. We must operate with integrity, knowing that the people we serve need us to be consistent and true to our word.

Finally, we must serve, striving for excellence in everything we do.


Story of The Harris Family

CSR has created a sense of calm for students who need stability and has been a valuable source for students, families, and the Trotter School.
— Francois Fils-Aime, Assistant Principal

From our clients:

"Life before CSR was stressful for our family. I was a single mom with 3 children and going through a divorce, trying to make ends meet, and help my children through the school system. And I couldn’t navigate. My family suffered a lot of trauma. I feel like that brought us down some and took some of our strength away. To have the support of CSR, it helped us get stronger.”   

— Ms. Harris, Mom

“Growing up as a young black man in the City of Boston for me, it’s tough. I just feel like it’s unfair how young black men like me get shot every day doing innocent stuff…I feel like I can trust CSR a lot, so I can share how I feel, and things that are on my mind…”   — K. Harris, Son, 14 yrs