Dignity, respect and compassion

Even in the most challenging of times,

including now during a pandemic not experienced in a lifetime,

it does not go unnoticed how we treat others.

Sweetser values dignity, respect and compassion for all people.

 Our caring and compassionate staff light the way

to hope and healing in the communities we serve.

Please take a moment of silence for all those who are oppressed, discriminated against, treated unjustly, treated inhumanely, psychologically and physically hurt and worse. Racism has risen to the surface of everything in our country and now is the time for shared responsibility in making our world truly better by ending discrimination in our country.  

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Nelson Mandela, from his memoir titled Long Walk to Freedom

Sweetser stands with those peacefully protesting for racial justice in our country.  We will challenge ourselves to seek to learn how we can better support the communities we serve.  Our newspapers, airwaves, inboxes and social media feeds are filled with strong, passionate statements of solidarity – and ours is one more. Our voices are stronger when we gather them together. Let’s resolve to turn our words into actions of undoing racism and make our country a better place for ALL people to be. 

As Sweetser has for its long history, we are here to care for those who have experienced trauma.  Meeting the mission of our organization is a way we can be part of the healing that must take place.  Now, more than ever, we must live up to Sweetser’s vision of helping people create promising futures.