At Via Mobility Services, we believe all people have a right to easily access the mobility options they need to enhance their independence and quality of life. Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to the efficacy of Via and the human services and transportation industries in supporting independence and self-sufficiency for all people.
We believe all people are entitled to live as independently as possible within their life circumstances. The most apparent contexts of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, country of origin, culture, and diversity of thought.
In a rapidly changing society, diversity continues to move and evolve; It can include class, socioeconomic status, life experiences, learning and working styles, personality types, intellectual traditions and perspectives, and cultural, political, religious, and other beliefs. These defining attributes impact how we approach our work, connect with others and move through the world.
We believe freedom of movement is a basic human right in our society. Recognizing that individuals and communities have been disadvantaged by a historically inequitable society, we strive to do our part by removing barriers that prevent access to affordable transportation.
We believe everybody counts, regardless of age, health, disability, income, or ethnicity, and has a contribution to make to the community in which they live. The way we treat people (Justice) fairly and impartially (Equity) from a range of different backgrounds and identities (Diversity) is engrained in our values, and facilitating active involvement (Inclusion) in our mission is vital in honoring our core beliefs.
Via’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is critical to the success of our mission and the communities in which we live and work. It is essential and is our responsibility as our community’s leading nonprofit human services transportation provider.
Approved by Via’s Board of Directors on April 27, 2022.