The Night Ministry is committed to racial equity in its services, its organizational structure, and its policies and procedures. Given that the majority of those whom The Night Ministry serves and the majority of our staff are people of color, it is imperative that we center racial equity in our day-to-day operations as well as in our strategic planning, and take deliberate and thoughtful action to become an anti-racist organization.
Through this work, we will identify and dismantle institutional racism that exists within our organization. We will empower staff, clients, and our partners with the tools and the support to disrupt white supremacy within the confines of the agency and within the spheres in which we operate. We commit to ongoing, collective assessment of where we are as an organization and where we want to be, while formulating and taking the necessary steps to get there. We call upon all members of our community, from staff, volunteers, and supporters to our clients, to engage with us on our commitment to anti-racism.
We offer the following resources to promote a better understanding of the connections between racial inequality and racism and homelessness and poverty.