our values

Our core values drive everything we do

At Think of Us, our team challenges itself to reimage – not just reform – the child welfare system so it truly supports children and families. The work is dynamic, bold, and urgent. And we’re committed to more than just our collective vision – we also care deeply about the “how.” Our team shares a set of core values that guide how we show up for one another and approach everything we do.

We are deeply committed to:

Centering Lived Experience

Children and families impacted by the system drive our work.

Driving Systems Change

We work to transform – not fix - a broken system.

Building Equity

We identify and challenge imbalances of power.

We are…

Relentless Problem Solvers

We are focused on action, ready to take on the uncomfortable.

Results Driven

We settle for nothing short of transformative impact.


We lead with curiosity to bring new approaches to entrenched problems.


We admit our mistakes, lean into hard conversations, and look to constantly improve.

Good Teammates

We strive to be humans that everyone – at TOU and beyond - wants on their team.