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.
Orion partners with The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and has participated in many of their Nollau Leadership Institute events.
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…
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…
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 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…
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?
During the month of June we also celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
June is Pride month and it is celebrated June 1st-29th.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and the theme is Back to Basics.
This year the 84th CHHSM annual conference was held in Louisville, KY and the theme was Forward Together.
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.