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Northwest Family Services believes in treating all people with fairness, dignity, and respect.


The programs and services of Northwest Family Services are available to everyone regardless of ethnicity, nationality, disabilities, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.  Our programs and services are appropriate according (e.g., age, geographic location) to Northwest Family Services’ funding streams.

Employment & Volunteering

Northwest Family Services considers applicants for employment/internships/volunteering without regard to sex, race, age, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities when it would not be an undue hardship.

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NWFS believes that performing in a culturally responsive manner is not just good for the people we serve but it also reflects our core beliefs.  To that end, NWFS has adopted a cultural competency plan. Our plan addresses Culture, Cultural Competence, Cultural Responsiveness and Sensitivity, Cultural Formation and Cultural Context.  Our plan calls for the following actions: The Executive Director and management team personally lead the cultural competence initiative, NWFS will have mechanisms to ensure commitment by staff in all programming, self-assessment of staff’s cultural competency, and provide culturally responsive service delivery.

NWFS has a diversity committee to assist the organization in improving our cultural responsiveness.  The committee works with the Diversity Manager to develop opportunities to increase the level of cultural competency among our staff.  Also, NWFS has contracted with Diversity Resource Group, as an ongoing consultant in all efforts to introduce and support diversity work at NWFS.