Nondiscrimination Statement

Center of Hope is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative

action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for

employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other work situations or against

any volunteer, employee, or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age,

religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, or other legally protected characteristic.

 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil

rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and

institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from

discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including

gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status,

income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation

for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not

all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program

or incident.
 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program

information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should

contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and

TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,

program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination

Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a

letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the

form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed

form or letter to USDA by:
 

(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.