Our Commitment to DEIA

Prioritizing people and their unique abilities. DEIA stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA)

Our Statement

At Columbia Ability Alliance, we celebrate individual differences. We empower individuals in our community by removing barriers to employment and providing opportunities for social inclusion as well as assistance to foster independent living.

One of the values Columbia Ability Alliance provides to our community is the development of diverse workforces by placing our clients with unique abilities and barriers with area businesses. Not all of us start or experience life with the same advantages; some experience physical or intellectual challenges, while others face different types of obstacles that make life challenging. Columbia Ability Alliance addresses these imbalances by removing barriers and creating opportunities for these individuals. This is the essence of creating equity. In turn, the inclusivity our employer partners foster creates robust workplace cultures and thriving businesses. Ensuring that individuals with barriers have the tools they need to be successful encompasses our commitment to accessibility. We strive to meet the unique needs of our employees and clients by proactively providing solutions to accessibility challenges.

Our investment in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) exists within the walls of Columbia Ability Alliance, and further, within the hearts and minds of our team members. It exists at our core. It’s who we are as an organization. It’s who our team is – literally. Our workplace at Columbia Ability Alliance not only is inclusive, but it is also diverse as we internally embrace equity and promote accessibility.

Life challenges, whether physical, intellectual, or some other type, do not perform an age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious, cultural, or sexual orientation check. Neither do we. All types of people, from all walks of life, face challenges. We embrace every single client, potential client, and team member with respect and meet them where they are at. This is the first step towards empowerment with those we work with – both clients and colleagues.

Our clients enjoy enriched lives as they achieve personal success and community engagement through our programs and service offerings. They also earn respect as many work towards independent living, while others take on meaningful employment and enjoy environments of social inclusion we foster for the betterment of our entire community. Our team also enjoys enriched lives as we invest in the personal success of others.

We are committed to supporting and empowering individuals with unique abilities and life barriers on their journeys to independence and personal success. 

We are Columbia Ability Alliance.

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