Social Equity Plan for The Journey Service Center, Inc
At The Journey Service Center, we are dedicated to promoting social equity by providing enhanced opportunities, employment, and access to the psilocybin experience, and access to emerging industry for members of Priority Populations (as defined below). Our commitment is underlined by transparent metrics, which we report regularly.
- Facilitator Scholarships:
Every year, we will offer Facilitator scholarships to 12 members of Priority Populations. These individuals will be selected from a pool of applicants who currently possess a Psilocybin Facilitator License and actively work at least part-time in our facility. The scholarship will cover the Oregon State renewal fee, which amounts to $1,000/2,000.
- Reduced Room Rental Fee:
To ensure equitable access to our services, we will provide a 50% discount on room rental fees to 10 members of Priority Populations each month. These slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Priority Population Employment:
We are committed to hiring employees from Priority Populations. For every job opening, we will interview at least one applicant who belongs to a Priority Population. Our aim is to maintain a workforce where at least 10% identify as members of Priority Populations.
To achieve the above goals, we will implement the following strategies:
- Bi-annual Internal Memos: Facilitators who have provided services at our facility will receive bi-annual internal memos inviting them to apply for the Facilitator scholarships.
- Application Portal: A dedicated application portal will be available on our website, allowing members of Priority Populations to apply for the 50% discounted room rate.
- Targeted Job Advertisement: We will advertise job openings in locations frequented by Priority Populations, ensuring maximum visibility. Moreover, our hiring personnel will be given clear instructions to take extra care in involving and accommodating members of Priority Populations during the interview process, thereby promoting diversity and inclusion within our workforce.
At the end of each year, we will present a comprehensive report to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) during our annual renewal review. This report will highlight the success and metrics of our social equity initiatives and outline our goals for the upcoming year.
Definition of Priority Populations:
Priority Populations encompass the following groups:
- Black, Indigenous, people of color, and American Indian/Alaska Native people (BIPOC-AI/AN)
- People with low-income
- People with disabilities
- People living in rural areas of the state
- People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+)
- Immigrants and refugees
At The Journey Service Center, we firmly believe that social equity is not only a commitment but a fundamental responsibility. Through our Social Equity Plan, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters equal opportunities and positive change for all members of our community.
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Social Equity Plan, we encourage you to reach out to us. Together, we can build a brighter and more equitable future.