Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Howard Center: Living Values Hands

Treating people with dignity and respect | Supporting human growth and development | Promoting health and wellbeing | Developing positive relationships with others |Taking responsibility for our actions


     Above: Howard Center launches Unconscious Bias training for all staff, April 2016.

Howard Center provides services for all members of our community, regardless of race, gender, religion, socio-economic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, and country of origin.

We strive to deliver effective services which respect the cultural and linguistic traditions of the individuals and families we serve, and our workforce reflects the diversity of our community.

Howard Center incorporates language, knowledge, skills, and attitudes within its systems of care which reflect the diversity of our clients' cultural circumstances and experiences. We acknowledge and incorporate cultural variables in determining an individual’s wellness and illness, as well as in assessment and treatment.

The organization has strong community collaborations which help to reinforce our diversity efforts, accessible service locations, and written materials that welcome all members of the community.

For more information about our diversity efforts, please contact Tuipate Mubiay, Diversity Coordinator, at 802.488.6962 or tuipatem@howardcenter.org.


Recent Training

Exploring Personal and Professional Ethics: Creating a Workplace that Better Reflects Our Values

This recent joint training was presented in collaboration with the University of Vermont. Dr. Jessica Metcalf (left) from theUVM co-presented with Dr. Jude Smith Rachele from Abundant Sun.

The workshop was designed to help colleagues who work in the most intense and traumatising environment, with the knowledge that when under stress we can resort to behaviors that are not in line with our personal or professional ethics/values.

 

 

 Left: Howard Center workshop participants with presenters Dr. Jessica Metcalf and Dr. Jude Smith Rachele