We, at Sandstone Care, are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all employees and for individuals accessing our behavioral health services. Our DEI Charter outlines our principles, objectives, and ongoing initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.
At Sandstone Care, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that not only enriches the lives of our employees but also ensures the wellbeing and care of our clients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or background.
We believe that embracing diversity and promoting equity and inclusion are integral to our mission of providing high-quality behavioral health services. This DEI Charter outlines our core principles and commitments to uphold these values within our organization.
We pledge to uphold the following principles:
Sandstone Care’s Core values include being Ridiculously Service Oriented, Integrity, Passion, Courage, Accessibility, and Partnership.
We believe the following objectives align with our core values:
At Sandstone Care, we recognize the profound importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of our organization.
We understand that DEI is not a static concept but an ongoing commitment to fostering an environment where every staff member and client feels valued, respected, and supported. With this understanding, we acknowledge our responsibility to adapt and evolve our policies to ensure that they best serve the diverse needs of our community.
This commitment includes:
We hold ourselves accountable for the goals outlined in this DEI Charter. Our leadership team is responsible for the implementation, oversight, and continuous improvement of DEI initiatives.
The DEI committee will meet weekly to discuss, plan, and organize initiatives into subcommittees.
Each subcommittee will meet weekly and report their progress to the DEI committee until their subcommittee goals are complete. The goal of a subcommittee is to complete their initiative and dissolve.
We commit to transparently reporting our progress toward DEI goals through regular updates to our stakeholders, including clients, staff, and the community.
In addition to publishing our annual report within our outcomes and on our website, we will provide internal quarterly updates to all Sandstone Care staff to keep up accountable with our initiatives.
Our DEI Charter reflects Sandstone Care’s unwavering dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by working together and fostering a culture of respect, empathy, and understanding, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.