Wild Iris’s Response to Questions Regarding the 2016 Election

Wild Iris has received a number of queries regarding our stance on the election and if the change in administration could affect our agency. Wild Iris is a neutral agency. We take no stance as an agency in the world of politics other than tending to our clients, our community, and their needs.

Our agency values, mission, and vision remain the same. Wild Iris is dedicated to promoting a safer community by empowering and restoring the independence of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Our vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion, and equality.

First, we would like the community to know that we serve anyone affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse regardless of income, race, gender, ethnicity, immigration status, political views, religion, or sexual orientation. Our job is not to judge or change anyone, but instead to support our clients to heal in their own way. Wild Iris employees are trained and held to a high standard concerning client confidentiality.

Second, the community should know that Wild Iris’s funding is stable and reliable for the foreseeable future. We are a strong agency that would be resilient in the unlikely event that our funding sources would change for any reason, especially with the support we receive from the community.

Third, we are aware that the election has stirred emotions and spurred divisions. We see this as an opportunity to promote our agency values of equality and respect. We will continue to provide education to the community and schools on healthy relationships, setting boundaries with respect, anti-bullying, violence prevention, sexual assault prevention, and positive parenting.

Finally, we would like to thank our community for your continued support. We hope you will continue to take a stand with us against violence and abuse. Together, we can make our community healthy and safe for all who live and visit here. Please contact us to see how you can make a difference.