As a community-based organization with a vision of thriving individuals, families and communities, Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action joins with so many others in condemning the senseless killing of George Floyd and the other countless acts of violence, racism and discrimination against persons of color and other marginalized populations.
As an Area Agency on Aging and a Community Action Agency, Area IV has a long history of providing services to persons with disabilities and disadvantaged and low-income individuals and families. Our mission is to inspire hope and spark positive change in the lives of those we serve and the communities where we live. We understand that in order to achieve our mission, we must acknowledge that systemic racism continues to cause tremendous and irreparable harm and we must be committed in taking action and be a voice to address the disparities and inequities within our communities.
We understand and acknowledge that there is a tremendous amount of work to be done. We are committed to listening and working with individuals, families and our communities so that we can be a thoughtful and meaningful partner in addressing the ongoing harm caused by systemic racism and discrimination.