Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are central to how CHRIS 180 provides effective trauma-informed services and to how we show up in the workplace and in our communities. Our values are grounded in the truth that each person must be accepted for who they are, recognized for where they are in life, and treated with dignity and respect. We acknowledge the harmful effects of inequity, validate the experiences of our colleagues and those we serve, and we understand that trauma is individual, historical, and cultural — impacting people based on the context of their lives. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can heal and build the resiliency they need to thrive and we recognize the diverse talents and perspectives intrinsic to healing and self-actualization. As such, we strive to cultivate inclusive environments that enable each person to flourish.

CHRIS 180 provides safe spaces for all people

• We believe in using our platform to advocate for equality and to stand against inequity and issues impacting
vulnerable communities
• We encourage clients to share how they want to be identified and addressed
• We host racial trauma healing circles, support groups and conversations with staff, clients and community members during
difficult times in our society
• We hold ongoing anti-racism, LGBTQ+ awareness, cultural competency and diversity, equity and inclusion trainings

CHRIS 180 helps people build skills to face life circumstances

• We provide high-quality services for all people, including those of all socio-economic backgrounds
• We employ team members from various cultures & backgrounds to meet client needs
• We invest in accessible offices and resources for those with disabilities
• We offer translation services in more than 250 languages to better communicate
• We have a focus on spiritual health and wellness with trained professionals

CHRIS 180 offers hope when all else fails

• We support clients as they find courage and resilience to heal and recover from trauma
• We believe in recognizing our clients as experts of their own lives
• We share cutting-edge evidence-based approaches to therapeutic & programmatic work
• We provide real-world experiences & teach life skills so children & young adults can thrive
• We provide employment opportunities that build on community members lived experiences

Our mission is to heal children, strengthen families
and build community