Values and Practices that Guide our Community
At Barclay Friends, our community is guided by a set of values that draw from our Quaker origin and heritage. The values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship are often abbreviated as the acronym “SPICES”. All staff learn the SPICES and try to incorporate these values into their everyday practices.
The SPICES are lived in the following ways:
Simplicity: We offer a homelike space designed with access to the natural world and featuring simple beauty.
Peace: We try always to resolve differences without resorting to violent words or actions.
Integrity: We are honest in our interactions with residents, co-workers, families, and business partners.
Community: We cherish the teamwork, unity, and spirit of vitality that pervades everything we do.
Equality: We acknowledge that every person has value and brings a richness to our interactions with one another.
Stewardship: We are mindful in our use of our resources, including the funds entrusted to us, the buildings and equipment in our care, and the environment around us.