A focus on LGBTQ-specific challenges and care has always been the heart of PCC’s mission. The Executive Director personally experienced these challenges. He prioritized and instilled these values within PCC to ensure that our LGBTQ participants are served with integrity, dignity and compassion. This has been highlighted through inclusive employment policies, active community engagement, and by catering to LGBTQ-focused patient care.
While we do not require agencies that we work with have similarly inclusive policies, we make a point of asking our partners about the status of their inclusive policies in the hopes of catalyzing a progressive discussion. We highlight this to member organizations so they recognize the importance of it in the work we do and how it can positively affect both employees and the community that we serve.