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Where Independence Begins 3915 Cascade Road, Suite 260
Atlanta, GA 30331

Principles & Philosophy

Destiny's Child Principles

There are several principles upon which DCI is based, and these are as follows:

All individuals can and should receive the services they need in the least restrictive, most natural, and normalized setting possible. Destiny's Child Inc. enhances the learning and generalization of skills, behaviors, insights, and attitudes that will help the people to achieve continued growth and development.

The human relationship is the basis for personal development and social change. Relationship is the key element for change. This principle is the foundation of the Destiny's Child Inc. model of individual residential treatment, in which our organization and staff become a trusted guide, tutor, and counselor to an individual patient/individual. 

The relationship between the staff and the individual for whom she/he is responsible is a critical element in growth and change. Services should be truly individualized and consumer-driven.

At DCI, all service planning begins with the needs and desires of the individual patient/individual. The patient/individual, and his or her family, if appropriate, are active participants in the service planning process.

All attention, resources, plans, and interventions are focused on the needs of each person individually then as a uniting family. All individuals have the right to quality care, a right to dignity, and a right to be treated with respect.

Contact us at (404) 696-4400 to learn about our private home care and companion programs.

Destiny's Child Philosophy

The philosophy of DCI is derived from the simple expression "United We Can Make a Difference", in each and every individual's life. DCI strives to nurture and support the individuals we serve.

Individual Rights/Responsibilities

While individuals are receiving inpatient or residential services, their rights include but are not limited to the following list.

  • Having Their Health and Safety Protected While in Residential or Inpatient Services
  • Prompt and Confidential Services in the Least Restrictive Environment Available
  • Being Treated with Respect and Dignity
  • Receiving Treatment Without Regard to Race, Sex, or Age
  • Taking Part in Planning Their Own Treatment and Knowing the Benefits, Risk, and/or Side Effects of all Medications and Treatment Alternatives
  • Knowing the Cost of the Treatment and Their Responsibility for Payment
  • Being Free of Restraints or Seclusion, Except as a Last Resort for Safety
  • Being Free of Mental, Physical, Sexual or Verbal Abuse and Free of Neglect or Exploitation
  • Pursing Employment, Education and Religious Expression
  • Seeing or Refusing to See Visitors; Making and Receiving Telephone Calls
  • Receiving and Sending Mail Except Under Certain Conditions
  • Participating in Social, Religious, and Community Activities of Their Choice
  • Keeping or Having Access to Their Own Money and Personal Effects, with Limitations for Safety, and Wearing Their Own Clothes
  • Accessing Free Interpretation Services as Needed
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