Thrive is committed to ensuring our organization is a welcoming place for every staff member, client and community member regardless of their age, gender, race, color, culture, national origin, religion or sexual orientation.
In January of 2021, Thrive's Board of Directors unanimously approved the following DEI Mission and definitions developed by Thrive's Staff DEI Committee for use in organizational planning efforts and policy development.
DEI Committee Mission
To create and cultivate an organizational culture, where diversity is welcomed, equity is practiced, and inclusion is celebrated.
Diversity is an understanding that each individual is unique and recognizes individuality without judgement. It is intentional learning from one another to gain understanding and appreciation of people who are different from each other. This is not exclusive to the concepts of culture, national origin, ethnicity, race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, behavioral health, differently abled, socioeconomic status, language, education, political views and/or life experiences. Embracing Diversity is the Celebration of Humanity!
Equity recognizes the need for justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources. It is an intentional process that strives to be fair and impartial, and begins by acknowledging that advantages and barriers exist. Resolving equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society. Equity addresses these disparities and makes a commitment to correct structural imbalance, allowing equal access, power, voice, opportunity, and welcome for all.
Inclusion creates a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment that is non-judgmental and is open to listening, discussion and evolution. An inclusive environment is a community where all are respected regardless of differences, a place where everyone is valued and works together for the common good of one another.
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