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Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

Mercy House Living Centers does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age in admission or participation in its programs, services and activities.  Mercy House also prohibits coercive religious activities. In the case of disability Mercy House will make every reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of the client.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

For further information about this policy, contact: Mercy House Associate Director, who has been designated as the Section 504 Coordinator.  Patti Long, , (714)836-7188 x 104.


Equal Access Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Marital Status

Mercy House welcomes individuals who are heterosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming of different races, classes, religions, ages, and backgrounds.

In providing equal access to our programs, Mercy House will:

  • Determine a client’s eligibility for housing regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, and will not discriminate against them because they do not conform to gender or sex stereotypes (i.e., because of  their gender identity);
  • Grant equal access to our programs or facilities consistent with their gender identity, and provide their family with equal access;
  • Mercy House staff will not ask clients to provide anatomical information or documentary (like an ID), physical, or medical evidence of their gender identity;
  • Take non-discriminatory steps when necessary and appropriate to address privacy concerns raised by any residents or program participants.

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