Tri-County United Way
Policy on Diversity and Inclusiveness
The Tri-County United Way supports inclusiveness and respect for diversity as core to its mission of helping people to care for one another. As an organization we oppose prejudice and intolerance in the delivery of health and human services. United Way will not practice discrimination in the recruitment of volunteers or in its hiring of staff. The operations of the organization will support inclusiveness and diversity and will work against prejudice and intolerance.
- The dignity and worth of every individual should be cherished, encouraged, protected and preserved.
- We are the stewards of a community process through which all people can share both in shaping a common vision of a caring community and transforming that vision into a dynamic reality.
- We are strongest when we embrace and value diversity. We seek to participate with every segment of the community in every aspect of our work. Out of working together will grow understanding, commitment and the material support we need.
- Donors, volunteers, service providers and service recipients are the principal stakeholders in our community organization; sensitivity to their needs is essential to the success of the process called United Way.
- People who give their time and/or money to the community should have clear, accurate information about how these resources are put to use.
- We must search continuously for new and better ways to meet community needs more fully and economically. We must anticipate and shape change and give the same consideration to new community needs as we give to familiar ones.
- We must assess the effectiveness of the programs we support against objective standards, and we must encourage all voluntary agencies to do the same.
- We must strengthen the social bonds that unite us by exercising our responsibility to one another as a community of caring people.