LifeLine for Families is committed to racial equity both internally through our work environment, and externally through our services.
We are committed to ensuring that every policy enacted reflects democratic principles of equity and justice.
We understand that enacting policy in a just and equitable manner considers critical issues of implicit bias and discrimination that requires concerted and purposeful action.
We believe that bringing together LifeLine Board of Directors, staff and other partners with diverse backgrounds and life experiences will enhance our ability to increase opportunities for social service organizations to succeed.
Policies, programs, and activities will be administered to identify and avoid discrimination and barriers to access, and to avoid disproportionately high and adverse effects on communities of color.
Accountability to our funders and donors is of central importance to us. We understand the significance of evaluating the impact of our policymaking on clients over time and utilizing this evaluation in the development of new policy initiatives. We are committed to the just and equitable disbursement of funds and other resources.
We will obtain the following information when relevant and appropriate in order to utilize data to evaluate the impact of our equity goals: population served and/or affected by race, color, national origin, and income level, which will include diverse communities across Grand Prairie such as: communities of color, racially and ethnically diverse individuals, tribal communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities that have principal languages other than English.