Everyone Is Welcome

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) is to develop and promote strategies and best practices within the realms of racial, social, sexual, and gender diversity. We are committed to working with DBSA leadership, volunteers, and the local mental health community at large to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members and guests in all our peer support groups and sponsored activities.

One of our long-term goals is to reach out to local mental health providers to increase our connection with diverse populations in the greater Boston area. This will enable us to expand targeted services and promote the development of additional peer support groups to meet the needs of people from diverse backgrounds. We will work with DBSA Boston leadership to promote the creation of new chapters and groups in diverse neighborhoods through education and training. We support DBSA Boston’s diversity mission statement:

DBSA Boston does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.

Last updated: 02/03/2024