Inclusivity Statement

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority

Believing in Recovery for All

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority (BCCMHA) values diversity and is passionate about providing equitable and accessible care to all community members. BCCMHA seeks to build a recovery environment where mental health and substance use disorder services are accessible to all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and languages. BCCMHA’s Board of Directors, leadership team, and staff are committed to developing and maintaining policies and procedures that celebrate diversity and strive for equity. BCCMHA believes in the uniqueness and dignity of all individuals.

• BCCMHA respects and values differences.

• BCCMHA celebrates diversity and is passionate about eliminating inequities.

• BCCMHA aims to inspire hope and improve lives through the provision of quality services.

• BCCMHA commits to fight oppression and advocate for equitable access to mental health and substance use disorder services.

• BCCMHA aims to provide ongoing education to staff to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

BCCMHA is committed to expanding diversity and inclusion, and seeks a diverse workforce. BCCMHA believes that when the staff has varied cultural backgrounds and ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language and education, professional skills, working style, location, and life experiences there is a greater wealth of knowledge to draw from to better serve the community.


*Rev. 08/2021. For questions concerning this Inclusivity Statement, please contact Emily Whisner, Chief Clinical Officer, at 269-948-8041.