diversity, equity & inclusion goals
Arbor Circle is rooted in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we affirm our responsibility to confront oppression within our community. Our equity and inclusion goals include:
Striving for Equity
Arbor Circle has many programs that work to address the health and mental health disparities in the communities we serve, intent on creating more equitable outcomes. We are also dedicated to ensuring our employment experience reflects our equity and inclusion goals. In 2022, this work is reflected in our efforts to educate our staff and advocate for members of our community through various internal and external activities:
Equity & Inclusion Council & Staff Workgroups
Arbor Circle’s Equity and Inclusion Council is comprised of staff at various levels throughout the organization, and provides consultation and feedback to inform organizational decision-making and community-level advocacy. In addition to this group, Arbor Circle has several staff work groups focused on specific disparities in our community:
Staff & Board Development
In 2022, Arbor Circle provided 48 staff development trainings on a variety of clinical and client service topics infused with a focus on equity, inclusion, and cultural intelligence.
In addition, each division maintained their own equity and inclusion plan, providing education and advocacy specific to their needs at the program level.
Our board members also engaged in education on equity-centered decision-making to guide their leadership and recruitment strategies.
Staff & Board Diversity Compared to Clients
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