Equity Vision Statement
We believe that our mission should extend to all people with developmental disabilities, including those whose race, ethnicity, gender, disability, immigration status, age, or sexual orientation has limited their access to community, work, and a full life.
Purpose of Equity Plan
Initial research and trainings were undertaken in early 2016 by CV staff and volunteers to help us get a framework for thinking about equity. This led to a deeper understanding about communities in Oregon who are underserved, partly because of bias within many government and nonprofits systems. We want to be at the forefront of addressing these issues and building better services for all Oregonians.
We developed this Equity Action Plan to enhance our services provided at the Seven Corners Collaborative as well as strengthen our dedication to all individuals with developmental disabilities. This change-making will occur internally and externally through outreach, training, hiring practices, and language access.
Our primary focus is the intersection of race and disability, and we acknowledge these two factors can have long-lasting impact on the ability of Oregonians with developmental disabilities to thrive. Our long-term goal is to be a leader in the disability and nonprofit communities in providing equitable services and inclusive opportunities for the diverse makeup of Oregon.
Read our Full Equity Action Plan here: Equity Action Plan
Download our Full Equity Action Plan here: Equity Action Plan – PDF