Walden Family Services Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ+ Inclusion Efforts

Walden is proud to announce that we have earned the All Children–All Families designation for the third consecutive year for adopting a framework that promotes cultural competency through self-assessment, comprehensive staff and leadership training, and policies and practices that affirm the equal rights of the LGBTQ community.

Walden is recognized in 2021 Change-Makers, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s third annual report highlighting 119 child welfare agencies across the country who have worked with the HRC Foundation’s All Children – All Families (ACAF) program to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ+ community, including children in foster care—1 in 3 of whom are LGBTQ+—and prospective foster and adoptive parents.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation once again for our work with the LGBTQ+ community, in particular, our LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system,” said Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services. “All children deserve a loving family that respects their needs and rights, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.”

 

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Walden Earns Innovator Human Rights Campaign Foundation Award

Walden is proud to have earned the All Children–All Families designation for the second year in a row for adopting a framework that promotes cultural competency through self-assessment, comprehensive staff and leadership training, and policies and practices that affirm the equal rights of the LGBTQ community.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and to help pave the way for all kids to develop relationships with loving families, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,” said Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services. “All children deserve a family that respects their needs, rights and identity.”

To learn more, check out Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020

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