Statement from Children’s Aid and Family Services
Children’s Aid and Family Services envisions a world where every person feels safe, free from oppression and has the opportunities they need to thrive. Recent events involving violence and threats against the Black community run counter to what Children’s Aid stands for. 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 with the Black community in support of racial equality and in the fight against injustice. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity 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 seen the 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.