At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that values and celebrates diversity in addition to creating a trauma-informed environment. We believe this practice will allow us to recruit and retain employees that bring various experiences and uniqueness to our workplace and to better serve our clients and communities.
In an effort to carry out these commitments, our President and CEO John Jeanetta has woven diversity and inclusion into the strategic planning and operations of Heartland Family Service.
“Valuing diversity, in all of its forms and complexities, is a fundamental component of our ability to help the people we serve and strengthen our community. Understanding many of our clients have experienced some level of trauma, first as children and then again as adults, Heartland Family Service can only be successful if we fully integrate a trauma-informed culture into our daily work. This means our clients and our staff must first and foremost feel safe. They must trust us. And we must work hard to gain their trust. As agents of change, we must also carefully lift up and empower one another to achieve our goals. And in order to do any of this important work, we must first see and cherish all that is unique and special about each person who works at this agency and who comes here for lifesaving help.”
– John Jeanetta, President & CEO
Culture of Inclusion
Creating a collaborative and comfortable work environment that educates and respects all differences is a key component in creating a diverse and inclusive culture at Heartland Family Service. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring together employees from different walks of life to connect on various levels professionally and personally.
Each of our ERGs receives support through sponsorship from a senior-level employee to help guide and develop the vision and actions of that group.
Culture of Inclusion Council
The Culture of Inclusion Council is committed to ensuring our agency is welcoming and safe for all staff members and clients by developing and reinforcing our capacity to understand, value, and reflect differences in all forms.
Family 1st’ is committed to advocating for employees in regards to life and family planning by creating a safe and productive work environment as well as helping staff to achieve work life integration.
Leaders in Culture (LinC)
LinC is committed to provide education, awareness, and support for all cultures in the workplace and community.
Prism to committed to improve services for individuals who identify as LGBTQ* and to promote awareness through education and training for staff.
Resources and Education for Client Support Staff (RECSS)
RECSS is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for employees working in roles that coordinate the care or provision of services to clients. The vision of this group is to provide a sound foundation of core competencies that all care coordinators should utilize.
Wellness Works is committed to promoting and empowering HFS employees to increase health and well-being through educational opportunities, fun activities and advocacy.