NCVAN is profoundly affected by the injustices happening every day in the world around us. We see it. We hear it. We feel it. We are committed to supporting North Carolina’s communities of color, and all groups in North Carolina marginalized due to:
We see your struggles for equity, for inclusion and for justice. Learning about how and what we can do better to build, support, and foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, within the scope of our mission, is the commitment we make to the victims/survivors we serve including those victims/survivors further traumatized by racism, injustice and inequality.
For these reasons, we will continuously strive to be a place where all staff members, all volunteers and all victims/survivors feel safe, feel cared for, and feel heard. To be an organization driven by hope for a better present and future, we will:
1. Work continuously to foster a nurturing and safe environment for staff, volunteers, and victims/survivors.
2. Remain willing to have open and non-judgmental conversations with staff, volunteers, and victims/survivors.
3. Conduct on-going improvement regarding NCVAN outreach and service delivery practices and NCVAN training initiatives to ensure that inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice is a common thread woven through all that we do.
4. Work collaboratively with our community partners and allied professionals in pursuit of equity and justice by means of training, consultation, and technical assistance.