Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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Orion DEI Team Mission Statement

We are a community striving to take a multifaceted, intersectional approach to address systemic inequities in order to cultivate comprehensive healing work at the individual, interpersonal and structural levels.

Orion DEI Team Values

We work together to actualize change individually, in our communities, and in our agency by motivating a shift from education to challenging norms, cultivating better living and work conditions, fostering connection and coalition building, and activating human rights and human dignity-based policies from an anti-racist perspective.

Meet the Members of Our Inclusivity, Diversity, & Equity Advisory Board!

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Orion partners with The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and has participated in many of their Nollau Leadership Institute events.

Upcoming Events

DEI News

Orion Staff Attend the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness’ 1st Annual Block Party

By Brianna Hadley | August 23, 2023

On August 13th, staff attended the 1st Annual Block Party hosted by The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness. The block party took place at Brittingham Park and was intended to…

School Based Mental Health for Latinx/Latine Communities

By Brianna Hadley | June 8, 2023

As a bicultural, bilingual therapist, Alice (Pictured Above) has observed that many students of color do not have safe spaces to discuss their thoughts and feelings regarding their identity, particularly…

Staff Visit Chazen Exhibit re:mancipation

By Brianna Hadley | May 22, 2023

On Friday May 19th, several Orion staff members took a trip to the Chazen Museum in downtown Madison to view a new exhibit entitled re:mancipation. re:mancipation is a collaborative project…

Orion Staff Visit Chazen Museum and Milton House as DEI Day Activities

By Brianna Hadley | December 23, 2022

Orion Family Services values the importance of an organizational culture that reflects diversity, equity, and inclusion in operations, across staff, and in service delivery. In a demonstration of commitment to…

Orion Celebrates July as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

By Lauren Kelly | July 13, 2022

Did you know that Governor Tony Evers formally made a proclamation in 2021 declaring July to be BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month?

Juneteenth & ABHM Field Trip

By Lauren Kelly | May 27, 2022

During the month of June we also celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

June is Pride month

By Lauren Kelly | May 27, 2022

June is Pride month and it is celebrated June 1st-29th.

May is Mental Health Awareness month

By Lauren Kelly | May 10, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month and the theme is Back to Basics.

CHHSM DEI Presentation Well Received

By Lauren Kelly | March 16, 2022

This year the 84th CHHSM annual conference was held in Louisville, KY and the theme was Forward Together.

Orion’s Work with CHHSM

By Lauren Kelly | February 25, 2022

Orion Family Services is pleased to announce that Niquanna Barnett and Stacey Parke will be presenting at the CHHSM 84th annual gathering in Louisville, KY.