Mental health conditions do not discriminate, they can affect anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social status, or a variety of other factors. However, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations can face more mental health challenges due to racism, inequality and discrimination, and having a minority identity can make accessing mental health treatment much more difficult.
At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes through our doors. We are passionate about building a community where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all.
WE ARE COMMITTED to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We are working to dismantle systems that create inequity, oppression, and disparity while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We pursue an organizational mindset that values cultural humility, recognition, and accountability in order to improve our ability to offer individualized care. Every day we partner with other organizations throughout our community to reach people who may have been underserved in the past. We encourage all to share their cultural experiences and identities to enrich our community.
THESE PRINCIPALS guide our work toward developing a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient community.
We believe in the dignity of all people and creating a culture where diversity is valued.
We respect and affirm the unique identity of each member of our community.
We aim to inspire hope, improve lives, and strengthen our community by providing quality mental health and related solutions to everyone who comes through our doors.
We advocate at the local, state, and federal levels to promote equitable access to mental health care resources and improve the lives of community members.
We strive to dismantle systems and policies that create inequity, oppression, and disparity while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do.
We pursue an organizational mindset that values cultural humility, recognition, and accountability in order to improve our ability to offer individualized care.
We encourage all to share their cultural experiences and identities to enrich our community.
We are committed to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work to create a brighter future for everyone.
Jefferson Center’s diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) oversight committee focuses on developing, implementing, and sustaining a comprehensive approach for the integration of culturally and linguistically responsive services, policies and practices across all levels and all programs of Jefferson Center.
BIPOC Steering Committee
- LGBTQ+ Steering Committee
Training & Operations
- Cultural consultation group and trainings
- LGBTQ+ inclusive care provider training
- Gender affirming care guidelines
- All clinical forms, policies and consent forms presented in English and Spanish
- DEI media discussion group
- One Community Jeffco Steering team and sponsor
- Active social media presence Highlighting a diversity of cultural practices and celebrations throughout the year
- Mental health and health equity topics
How We Provide Care
- Parenting Group
- Trauma Skills Group for Older Adults
- LGBTQ+ SUD Group
- LGBTQ+ Teen Group-Exploring your Identity
- ¿Es Difícil ser Mujer? Spanish Language Women’s Group
- Older Adult Grief Group
- Sanando mi corazón – Latina teen bilingual girls’ group
- Nurturing Parent Program in Spanish
Visit our careers page for inclusive staff benefits.