On Friday, September 18th, Hephzibah’s Board of Directors hosted their Annual Meeting to address the relevant issue of racial equity and justice for families and communities of color. The meeting, which was held via Zoom, was attended by a cross-section of Hephzibah staff, board members, representatives of state and county child welfare agencies, foster families, and others.
The 97 attendees listened as presenters Robert Blackwell, Chief, Office of Racial Equity Practice at Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and Elke Hansen, Caritas Family Solutions, shared their insights and experiences to help us better serve and partner with vulnerable communities.
Hephzibah is committed to inclusion, racial equity and justice; these issues have significant impact on the children and families we serve. This will be an ongoing commitment for Hephzibah as we move forward to better provide for the families we serve. The slideshow presentation (without speakers) is below.