Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging

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At KVC, we are focused on honoring individuality while working collaboratively in diverse and inclusive groups to ensure healthy childhoods and healthy communities throughout the communities we serve.

KVC’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) is a long-term, broad commitment and goes far beyond “it’s the right thing to do.” Our commitment is grounded in the diverse representation of the children, adults and families we serve. We believe our clients will become even more diverse (race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, country of origin, ability status, etc.) as the overall population continues to increase its diverse makeup. The changing demographics of our country impacts organizations in the human welfare service area and dictates the need to make diversity and inclusion a priority.

KVC embraces innovation and has been at the forefront of identifying and embracing a holistic approach to family health. To successfully provide the best quality of services, we must have the innovative thinking that exists when diverse groups of employees are tasked with developing the best way to provide quality services. At the heart of DEIB is innovation; therefore, our DEIB efforts will ensure we are valuing individuals diverse dimensions, while allowing those individuals to work, create, express and increase KVC’s value to the communities in which it operates.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging

As a child and family serving organization, KVC commits to treating every person with compassion and respect. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.

We recognize the profound impact racism and other biases have on the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities. We commit to creating a positive, supportive culture where all are welcome and to providing the highest quality services to all children, adults and families.

By embracing an empathetic, pro-people, anti-racist, inclusive approach, we put our whole hearts into achieving our vision: a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.

KVC is proud to serve our diverse clientele who are from a range of cultural groups and identities. We are also committed to attracting, retaining and maintaining a workforce that reflects this regional diversity. Inclusion is a fundamental approach to reap the benefits of diversity. Ensuring that our employees and customers can be authentic, and feel valued and respected is paramount to building a culture of inclusion. Implementing this Strategic Plan strengthens diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts and further integrates these values into KVC Kansas operations.

We Want to Hear From You!

Please use the form below to

  • Provide feedback regarding KVC Kansas’ DEI+B efforts, including areas to change or improve;
  • Voice any concerns regarding DEI+B related issues. Your submission will be anonymous.
  • Let us know if you and/or the families you support have any barriers to reporting misconduct regarding DEI+B.

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