White Horse Village Diversity and Inclusion Plan
White Horse Village, a nonprofit organization with a mission to intentionally create opportunities for extraordinary living in a vibrant, diverse community through personal growth, connectedness, and relationships is home to more than 550 older adults in various housing settings and employs more than 375 team members. White Horse Village recognizes that to be successful in carrying out its mission, it must have a commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion so that all are respected and celebrated.
View the 2021-2022 IDEA Strategic Plan
In 2019, a group of residents and team members gathered and formed the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) Committee. The purpose of the IDEA Committee is to promote:
A warm and friendly environment in a place that encourages people to be genuine. An inclusive community that supports diversity provides the opportunity for all people to be comfortable sharing who they are and experience belonging. In order to encourage people to share their genuine selves, White Horse Village will embark on a purposeful endeavor to embrace diversity, inclusion, and equity. Diversity of thoughts, experiences, and opinions will add variety and interest to our environment, bringing together an assortment of life experiences and expanding our worldviews. Becoming a more inclusive community provides an opportunity for all people to feel welcome and valued. This type of culture creates a space for people to share their gifts, find purpose and meaning, experience a sense of belonging, and flourish.
White Horse Village prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, or disability. The organization is committed to understand, appreciate, and respect differences, beliefs, and values. We embrace the gifts and abilities of all who support our mission: volunteers, future residents, team members, partner organizations, family, and friends.
White Horse Village’s core values are:
Compassion: Demonstrate care and empathy in all our interactions.
Inclusiveness: Create a diverse environment that is welcoming and accepting.
Growth: Explore opportunities for learning and change.
Generosity: Give of oneself to benefit others.
Respect: Value the worth of each person.
Relationships: Develop meaningful connections with one another.
Stewardship: Commit to use our resources wisely.
In each of our interactions with those we serve, work, and partner, we strive to live out these core values.