Croatian Guide Dog and Mobility Association promotes basic human rights and life quality of the blind and other persons with disabilities and children with developmental difficulties, creating conditions for their social inclusion in the community.
CGDMA′s Mission Statement is to raise awareness of the rights, opportunities and needs of persons with disabilities, which contributes to the sensitization of the community and increases the number of independent people by improving their mobility and quality of daily life.
The Association bases its work with individuals, informal groups and non-profit organizations, the business sector, local, regional and national authorities on the principles of empowerment, self-help, education, active involvement, starting positive initiatives, encouraging cooperation, mutual respect and respect for diversity by creating a sustainable model of development for civil society organizations.
Encourages and develops self-advocacy role of its members in promoting human rights in the context of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, legislations and national strategic documents.
Provides mechanisms for the application of prescribed standards and working criteria for clients with their assigned service dogs.