Pillars Respects and Values Diversity


Through our Cultural Diversity Workgroup, Pillars works hard to promote kindness and equality.

The complexities of our world are many, and maintaining the safety, dignity and integrity of all who cross Pillars thresholds remains our primary focus. At Pillars, kindness guides our interactions and is key to carrying out our mission.

In 2016, we launched a Cultural Diversity Workgroup comprised of staff members of diverse backgrounds. The workgroup promotes Pillars’ values of social justice and cultural competence, both in our work with clients and in our interactions with one another.

We respect and value diversity.

The workgroup seeks to support our clients and colleagues in doing the same, by:

  • Developing the tools that help us to learn about each others’ cultures
  • Having challenging conversations about oppression and cultural competence
  • Creating a safe, reflective, and nurturing environment for learning and dialogue

Our motto is “it’s ok to talk about it”—meaning we want to become a culture that welcomes conversation about each other’s experiences and perspectives, especially with regard to race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability/disability, class/socioeconomic status, and culture.

Pillars works to have an organizational culture that minimizes bias or the marginalization of individuals. We value social justice, equality, safety, acceptance, diversity, anti-oppression, pride, professional and culturally sensitive language and behavior, and staff who are empowered to talk directly with their peers.

If you are in need of services, we hope you will reach out for help and will find us to be a welcoming, open community. Click here to learn more about Pillars.