Statement from Children’s Aid and Family Services: Children’s Aid and Family Services envisions a world where every person, of any color, origin, ability or faith, can reach their fullest potential. To achieve that goal, every person deserves to live free from fear, unimpeded by discrimination and unhindered by the threat and supreme indignity of violence. We stand in solidarity with all Americans who believe that a just and fair society is a fundamental right, not a privilege.
To all the people who comprise our organization – our children, young people and families, our staff and fellow community members, we want you to know that we stand together for racial equality and in the fight against injustice whenever and however it occurs. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and respect and that hate in all its forms must be unequivocally condemned.
For more than 120 years, we have served some of the most vulnerable members of our community and have helped them surmount the many barriers they face. We believe we must all do our part to make our communities the places we need them to be –equitable, respectful and opportunity-filled — places where children and families thrive. We, at Children’s Aid and Family Services, will continue the work of our mission: to strengthen families and empower individuals —children and adults alike — to reach their fullest potential.