Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

 

Mission

As a Committee we are constantly and collectively working together to battle and overcome injustices to promote a healthy atmosphere for staff and clients. We are committed to dismantling discrimination, of any kind, and are passionate about creating sustainable opportunities and implementing policies to cultivate an equitable and empowering environment for diversity and inclusion. Our mission includes:

  • Promote/Provide resources for anyone in need of the additional support without bias or prejudices.
  • Represent all groups who have been challenged by negative stereotypes who need to be empowered.
  • Identify opportunities to promote social justice within our organization and the community we serve.
  • Dismantle inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services.
  • Encourage representation of all groups and perspectives to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

Vision

Our vision is to develop and foster Alliance for Housing and Healing’s workplace and the community we serve such that every individual can realize their potential within and outside the organization. We seek to provide tools that promote equal access and opportunity for all people (of all ages, colors, disabilities, medical conditions, genders, national origins, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, political affiliations or opinions, and veteran status) in order to achieve a stronger and more impactful organization. We champion policies that uplift diversity, equity and inclusion in Alliance’s workforce and client base. Our goal is to empower all staff at Alliance to remove barriers throughout our organization and community caused by social injustice, inequality, and trauma. We are committed to providing a platform for our workforce and clients to be heard.

AAPI Statement

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed a rise in hate crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. To be specific, there has been a 140%+ rise in hate crime targeted against the AAPI community. This spike in violence is underscored by racist and xenophobic rhetoric that seeks to scapegoat a community for the existence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alliance stands against all forms of hate, bias, and racism. We recognize that racism is a public health issue that needs to be eliminated in our society.

We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community.

To learn more, please visit stopaapihate.org 

Chauvin Trial Response

We stand in solidarity with our new APLA Health partners:
While today’s verdict may seem like justice, it is not. Justice would have been George Floyd never dying in the first place. “It has been less than a year since the life of Mr. Floyd was ended beneath former police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee over 9 minutes and 29 seconds while in Minneapolis police custody. Mr. Floyd’s death rightfully sparked national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism.” said Craig E. Thompson, CEO of APLA Health. “Racism continues to be the public health issue of our time. There is no question that the number of police killings of civilians in the U.S. – who are disproportionately Black and other people of color – are the result of policies and practices that enable and even encourage police violence. APLA Health refuses to believe in a future that continues to allow this to happen. We demand Federal and State common-sense legislation that will combat police misconduct, excessive force, and racial bias in policing. For police officers to have the credibility to effectively do their jobs, they have to be accountable. No one should wake up and wonder if today is the day that they or a loved one dies at the hands of police.”