The M. Ariel Love Foundation was birthed out of the tragic domestic homicide of, 19-year-old, Maylaysia Ariel Levy. On 08/08/2020, Maylaysia Levy was murdered by the father of her 5-week-old baby girl. The signs of toxicity were clear and concise. Unfortunately, Maylaysia did not recognize the immense danger at the time, and it cost her, her life, her daughter... a mother and her mother a child.
We at the M. Ariel Love Foundation aspire to combat domestic violence and abuse of any kind. We educate adolescents and young adults on how to identify and avoid toxicity and the by-products of such. We seek to increase awareness, education and support services to victims and survivors. We are dedicated to building and helping to maintain healthy members of society, who have healthy boundaries and who not only exist but thrive.
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking; it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
At the M. Ariel Love Foundation, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that respects and values the unique experiences, perspectives, and identities of all individuals. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential in our work to prevent domestic violence and support survivors.
Respect and Non-Discrimination
We will treat all individuals, including staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, and partners, with respect and dignity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other protected characteristic. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or prejudice within our organization.
Diversity and Representation
We recognize the importance of diverse representation in our team and leadership positions. We will actively seek to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and ensure that all voices are heard and valued. We will strive to recruit, retain, and promote individuals from underrepresented groups, providing equal opportunities for growth and development.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We will provide training and resources to enhance cultural competency, encourage open dialogue, and foster a sense of belonging for everyone. We will actively seek feedback and input from all stakeholders to continuously improve our inclusivity efforts.
Collaboration and Partnerships
We will actively engage and collaborate with diverse organizations, community groups, and individuals who share our mission. By partnering with different communities and perspectives, we can develop more effective strategies to prevent domestic violence and ensure inclusive services for survivors.
We will strive to make our programs, services, and resources accessible to all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We will make reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access and participation, and we will continuously assess and improve our accessibility practices.
Continuous Learning and Improvement
We are committed to ongoing learning, self-reflection, and improvement in our diversity and inclusion efforts. We will regularly review our policies and practices, seek feedback from stakeholders, and adjust our strategies to better meet the needs of diverse individuals and communities.
This Diversity and Inclusion Policy sets the foundation for creating an inclusive and equitable organization that promotes domestic violence prevention and supports survivors from all backgrounds. Together, we can work towards a society free from domestic abuse, where everyone is valued and respected.