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Organizational Strategy

AbilityFirst will ensure access to our programs by focusing on the needs of individuals who face barriers to service.  In particular, we will assess the barriers to access for those who are low income, come from diverse cultures, and speak languages other than English and seek to provide solutions to address those barriers.

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

WE the team at AbilityFirst, will continue to support a person-centered approach, that showcases and values diversity, equity, and inclusion and creates a true sense of acceptance.

What does this mean?

  • Devote our resources to providing the best services to those who are referred to us and will actively seek out those who have experienced barriers to receiving our services.

Why is this important?

  • We care deeply about doing the right thing and we believe that our mission will be better served with new and different ways of thinking and that our programs will reach more underserved communities.

How we approach this?

  • We embrace and lead change that breaks down barriers to accessing resources at AbilityFirst and in the broader community.     

We view these guiding principles as symbiotic to the work for which we are known and will further propel us to new and different ways of thinking and executing our work.

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