Our Mission

Springboard Community Services


Our Mission

Transforming the lives of children and adults by providing opportunities to build self-confidence, resilience and hope.


Core Operating Values

  • We approach every person with respect and dignity.  
  • We do not tolerate violence and abuse.  
  • We foster a sense of hope and purpose.  
  • We rely on the power of partnership.  
Every Interaction Matters
Everything we do reflects our commitment to celebrating our core strengths.  
  • Hope
  • Collaboration
  • Agility
  • Expertise 

Our Vision

Our Vision Inspires Us
Our aim is to make mental health services accessible to all.  Our vision guides our goals for the long term.  It is our North Star.  It shows what we are working toward when we think about the big picture.  It shapes the future of our organization.
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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.