Horizon Human Services is committed to promoting cultural diversity in its programs and philosophy of service. As a community based not-for-profit organization Horizon strives to reflect the cultural demographics of our communities. Horizon recognizes that multiple cultures are represented in our service areas and actively recruits staff, volunteers, board members and persons served with the intent to create equitable distribution among the various cultural populations. Therefore, Horizon Human Services encourages practices that promote the development of cultural and diverse competence among its staff members, and is committed to practices that enhance the cultural diversity of individuals and families served. Staff members are expected to accept and respect differences between and among racial, ethnic groups, religion, social group, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability and the make up of one's family. Employees are expected to be unbiased and seek advice and consultation from diverse communities, and to actively assess their capability of providing responsive services to diverse individuals and families. Cultural sensitivity is considered a necessary skill; therefore, cultural sensitivity training opportunities are provided without bias to all staff.