KMHS Equity and Inclusion Poster

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission: Offering Hope and Opportunity for people of all ages through comprehensive recovery-oriented behavioral health care.

Our Values:
• We empower people in their progress toward recovery
• We deliver coordinated, community based services
• We apply evidence based, best practice approaches
• We provide compassionate, trauma informed care
• We advocate for individual and community needs
• We aim to be an “employer of choice”
• We partner with providers and our community

Affirming a Vision and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Like many organizations, institutions, and businesses around the nation, KMHS leadership responded to the tragic death of George Floyd by holding listening sessions during June 2020 with our staff, asking what staff felt might be needed within our own organization to address systemic racism and to better support staff, our clients, and our community. (See CEO Joe Roszak’s Letter to Our Community). Out of that conversation, KMHS leadership requested voluntary participation in an Equity and Inclusion Committee that includes staff and leadership from across the agency. This committee began meeting August 2020 and was instrumental in preparing the strong statement shared here on our website and the vision for equity and inclusion in the poster on this page. By March 2021, Committee recommendations for next steps and action plan were developed, shared, and embraced by the Leadership Team. Immediate next steps include hiring of a Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, conducting internal, client and community surveys and assessments, and moving forward with additional staff trainings. As reflected in our pledge to work against individual and institutional racism and discrimination in its many forms, we believe this work is necessary in our own organization and in organizations and institutions everywhere to achieve a society where racism and discrimination no longer exists, and everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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