The Family Nurturing Center was created as a place of healing and growth.
Ending racism is central to healing our community, our nation and our world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

  • We recognize that there are systemic inequities in our society which significantly harm children and families and which undermine parenting. We commit to strategically and responsibly combatting systems of oppression within ourselves, our practices, and our fields.
  • We recognize that working with families is a highly personal and culturally specific experience.  We commit to actively working to recognize our own biases and building our cultural competence and cultural humility.
  • We recognize the strengths of all individuals and families, and we honor diverse family structures, recognizing that no particular family constellation or organization is inherently optimal compared to any other.
  • We recognize and respect nondominant ways of knowing, bodies of knowledge, sources of strength, and routes to healing within all families and communities.
  • We provide a welcoming and respectful space for diverse service users to express their unique needs.
  • We maintain a diverse, culturally responsive workforce according to the needs of the community.  We support the well-being of our workforce, providing livable compensation for all staff.
  • All linguistic and translation barriers are addressed by providing written materials and/or verbal translation (at accessible reading levels) to individuals of any linguistic/cultural background.
  • We actively solicit feedback from individuals receiving services to better understand the experiences of those being served and identify areas for improvement.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.