November 2021 Newsletter: Director’s Corner
I am proud to announce that on September 16, 2021, the board of directors approved a Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility (DIEA) Statement for LIFTT. Although DIEA has always been a priority of our team members and consumers, the events of 2020 inspired LIFTT to revisit these themes and remember why we exist. This statement symbolizes a renewal of LIFTT’s commitment to advance DIEA in its service area, among its team members and consumers, according to its mission and vision.
LIFTT provides independent living services in 18 counties located in the Southeast part of Montana. Its highly diverse and equitable team is prepared to meet and relate to the diversity of the population of the service area, allowing them to have equal access to the possibilities and opportunities of the 21st century.
Based on its new DIEA Statement, LIFTT is seeking new ways to engage and enhance the DIEA experience of its team members and consumers. LIFTT wants to create more equity and create equal opportunity in Southeast Montana around gender, generation, nationality and ethnicity, LGBTQ+, and not only disabilities.
For the time being, I will be both LIFTT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). Please take time to review LIFTT’s DIEA statement and do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any comments and suggestions related to LIFTT’s DIEA Statement .
I wish our consumers, partners, and team members happy holidays.
LIFTT Executive Director