We are committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization and our partnership with the I/DD community. Our work is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect and dignity, where we embrace and celebrate varied identities, preferences, and perspectives.
We are building racial equity into our work systems and experience so that Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and other diverse voices are equally welcomed, valued, & feel a sense of belonging.
We believe work starts here
Over the last year, the work of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has been to frame and articulate our organization’s DEI aspirations and create a strategy for sustainable and transformative change. Collecting input from staff, leadership, and our outside consultant has led to the creation of three working documents that together form an ‘Equity Blueprint.’
Listen to employees describe the mission behind the DEI Committee
Striving for an equitable & inclusive community
For our employees
Providing trainings for leadership and employees
Increasing the representation of BIPOC in leadership
Making sure that every employee feels like their whole person is welcome in the organization
Offering external resources for BIPOC in services and their families
For our individuals and families
Providing connections to bi-lingual resources for individuals/families in services
Evaluating and updating resource materials to increase access for individuals/families in services
Seeking to ensure equitable and inclusive supports for the individuals/families in services