F&CS is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion, and advancing anti-oppressive practices throughout our programs and activities. We embrace differences in age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sex, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our clients, our staff and the people in the larger community unique.
Client Non-Discrimination Policy: Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca provides equal opportunity in access to services. No individual will be discriminated against for service on the basis of race, color, age, sex, culture, disability, ethnicity or national origin, genetic makeup, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, familial status, status as a domestic violence survivor, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. Fees for service are reimbursable through Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance. This practice serves all patients regardless of source of payment or inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. We do so through generous support from the United Way support and private individual and corporate donations.
Additionally, Family & Children’s Service’s policies and practices are developed to be consistent with all applicable local, state and federal regulations & statutes, which govern the provision of our services to clients. This policy applies to all agency services and to all staff.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children’s Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions with the organization. No individual will be discriminated against in application, hiring or employment on the basis of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.
Additionally, Family & Children’s Service’s policies and practices in application, hiring and employment are developed to be consistent with all applicable local, state and federally mandated obligations imposed through regulation or statute, which govern employment practices. This policy applies to all agency positions.