At Family Strengths Network (FSN), we believe that every human being has value, that every family–whatever their form–thrives when their members find connection and community. Because we believe that, we stand against racism in all its forms. We stand against bigotry. We stand for families. We stand for community. We seek to bind individuals and their families together. That which drives families and individuals apart is antithetical to all we stand for.
We join our voices in denouncing racism. We say that because we recognize in too many places, in too many spaces, black, indigenous, and people of color’s lives and BIPOC bodies are not valued the same as others. We denounce racism because no community is healthy when a segment of its people is dehumanized.
We acknowledge the toll of systemic racism and how it places BIPOC at a disadvantage in access to vital support systems. That is why FSN strives to offer the majority of our services free of charge to individuals and families and why we never want cost to come between families and the services they need.