RESOURCE strives to mirror the diversity of individuals and families we serve. We use a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed approach in all services and programs.
Cultural competency is a natural part of everything we do.
We work to ensure that all staff, no matter their cultural background, have the cultural competency skills they need to provide high-quality services to all program participants regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, age, religion, or other characteristics.
RESOURCE provides annual diversity training for all staff, and programs provide in-service training for their employees to ensure that they continue to develop their cultural competency.
Our diversity efforts are guided by a Diversity Task Force composed of top management and representatives from all levels, programs and locations of our organization. All of our 70+ programs is required to create an annual diversity plan that describes the goals and strategies they are pursuing in order to further increase their cultural competency.
In the past year, RESOURCE clients and participants were:
- 48% African American & African Immigrant (36% & 12%, respectively)
- 39% Caucasian
- 4% Native American
- 3% Asian
- 2% Hispanic
- 4% Multi-Racial or Other
Nearly 40 percent of our staff are people of color, from a wide range of cultures. Members of our staff represent and speak 20 languages.