Accessibility Practices

In support of our mission and values as an organization, Gulf Coast JFCS is actively involved in maximizing accessibility to facilities and service delivery, as well as providing the highest professional relationships for our clients and stakeholders.

It is a goal of Gulf Coast JFCS to raise awareness and as that awareness is raised, particularly among persons served, individuals will be empowered to advocate for reducing/eliminating barriers in the communities in which they live and work. The Gulf Coast JFCS Accessibility Plan is developed from information gathered through the Gulf Coast JFCS Architectural Accessibility Plan, Risk Management and Safety Committee meeting recommendations, and solicited input from our clients through Consumer Satisfaction Surveys. The Accessibility Plan applies to all Gulf Coast JFCS locations.

Auxiliary Aid Plan

This plan outlines the implementation of procedures governing the use of auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities and the use of qualified foreign language interpreters for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The purpose of this LEP Plan for Gulf Coast JFCS is to ensure meaningful access to program services and benefits for persons with limited English proficiency.

The agency recognizes the importance of effective and accurate communication between its personnel and the community we serve. Language barriers can impede effective and accurate communication in a variety of ways. Language barriers can inhibit or even prohibit individuals with LEP from accessing and/or understanding important rights, obligations, and services, or from communicating accurately and effectively in difficult situations.

Public Notice of Non-Discrimination 

Gulf Coast JFCS is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or inappropriate behavior.  Gulf Coast JFCS will not tolerate discrimination against its employees on the basis of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, veteran status, military information, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, workers’ compensation status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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