Mission Vision Values

  Mrs. Lourdes Emke Director    2016


 Ms. Rosa Mendes Senior Program Coordinator  2016 

       HSC's mission is to improve the lives of individuals of all ethnicities in our                           community by providing value-added resources and services. 


To connect Lapeer County residents both in Spanish and English with businesses, government entities, civic organizations and individuals in areas of education, health, job placement, economic development, family assistance and immigration. Imlay HSC will provide culturally responsive, cross-generational, evidence-based services to vulnerable populations. 

Our commitment to our participants, communities, and staff, and our work as an organization are guided by the following values:
  • HSC believes that everyone has the potential to improve their quality of life.
  • HSC respects each person's own culture and identity, drawing upon the strength and diversity of staff and community to create change. 
  • HSC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including transgender identity), sexual orientation (we are inclusive of the LGBTQ community), age, marital status, military or veteran status, in any of its activities or operations or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 
  • HSC is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.  HSC will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, Executive Order 11246 and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination, all as amended. 

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.

The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.

Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see Political and Lobbying Activities. For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article Lobbying Issues; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic Election Year Issues.Here you can enter text or insert images or tables, if necessary.