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We are families and youth working together to promote mental, behavioral and emotional wellness for other families and youth through education, support, and advocacy.
Every family deserves to be heard and understood.
We Value All Communities
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Oregon Family Support Network’s culture models a commitment to inclusion through an intersectional lens, which comprehensively, includes race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability and disability, age, economic disparity, geographic location, and other factors that shape perspective and experience. We understand that achieving equity is a continuous process, and we work to maintain the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and accountability.
OFSN recognizes and acknowledges the negative impact that white supremacy and systemic racism has in our communities, on our families and within the system that supports them. We are committed to dismantling systematic practices to work towards inclusion, equity, and diversity in Oregon. We recognize that we have a responsibility to condemn acts of racism, and discrimination.
We celebrate the unique diversity of Oregon communities by making a commitment to uphold:
Diversity-The full range of differences and similarities, visible and non-visible, that make each individual unique.
Equity-Inclusive treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, with the explicit intention of identifying and eliminating barriers to foster equitable and equal outcomes.
Inclusion- An environment that recognizes, values, and fully leverages different perspectives and backgrounds to drive results.
We act to this end by committing to the following goals:
ACTION: We create and ensure policies, practices and programs that consider and seek to address societal inequities that disproportionately impact specific groups.
CULTURE: We strive towards equity and inclusive environments and practices as well as positive engagement within family serving systems by uniting and elevating a diverse collective of staff and family voices. We cultivate a staff that reflects the community we serve and an inclusive culture where multiple perspectives are valued.
COMMUNITY: We actively seek opportunities to support and elevate marginalized communities through trauma-informed, strengths-based, culturally responsive programs, support groups, events, and training, empowering individuals to navigate systems and reach their personal goals. We utilize our platform and resources to positively impact people throughout our community who have been underserved.