Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
Social justice is an imperative value to our work here at Skylight Counseling Center. Though the therapists come from different personal and professional backgrounds, we are dedicated to cultural humility and cultural curiosity. We are committed to the inclusivity of all systematically excluded communities that we serve. We understand that inclusion, equity, and social justice is an ongoing endeavor, and we will continue to grow.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Affinity Communities White Affinity Community
BIPOC Affinity Community
LGBTQIA+ Affinity Community
Community Partnerships with the city of Evanston, Year Up Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, & The Skylight Foundation
Diversity: Diversity pertains to the range of differences that we all encompass. These differences are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, religious and spiritual values, political beliefs, culture, mental health, socioeconomic status, age, neurodiversity, and military/veteran status.
Equity: Equity refers to fair and just policies and practices that ensure all staff, clinicians, and clients can thrive. Equity is different from equality in that equality implies treating everyone exactly the same. Achieving equity means actively acknowledging and addressing structural inequalities that have systematically oppressed and excluded many minoritized groups of people.
Inclusion: Inclusion is the active practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging. At Skylight counseling center we believe that inclusion has to be intentional, proactive, and ongoing. We believe that inclusion does not just come from leadership, but it comes from all levels within the organization.