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Title VI/Nondiscrimination Protections
Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries Federal “Title VI/Nondiscrimination” Protections Friendship Home, Inc. (FH) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within FH’s Title VI Programs consistent with federal interpretation and administration. Additionally, FH provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.
State Nondiscrimination Protections FH also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, FH complies with the Governor’s Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.
To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:
Title VI Specialist Friendship Home, Inc. 458 Main Street Norwell, MA 02061 781-659-8202 CivilRights@friendshiphome.net
To file a complaint alleging a violation of Title VI or related federal nondiscrimination law, contact the Title VI Specialist (above) within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct. To file a complaint alleging a violation of the state’s Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02109 617-994-6000 TTY: 617-994-6196
FH considers the Title VI Notice to Beneficiaries to be a vital document in that it is a primary mechanism for informing the public of the agency’s nondiscrimination obligations and the procedures through which beneficiaries can request more information or file Title VI complaints. For that reason, and in accordance with FH’s Language Access Plan, the Notice is translated into the top ten languages across the Commonwealth (Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese simplified and traditional, Russian, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, French, Italian, Khmer, and Arabic). The standalone English language version as well as the full translated versions of the Notice are included in Appendix 02-A. The English language version of the Notice also includes instructions in each of the same ten languages on how to request any needed translations or additional information (referred to as the “language riders”), also included below.
English: If this information is needed in another language, please contact the FH Title VI Specialist at 781-659-8202.
Portuguese: Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do FH pelo telefone 781-659-8202.
Spanish: Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor contacte al especialista de FH del Título VI al 781-659-8202.
Chinese Simplified: (mainland & Singapore): 如果需要使用其它语言了解信息 ,请联系马萨诸塞州交
Chinese Traditional: (Hong Kong & Taiwan): 如果需要使用其它語言了解信息,請聯繫馬薩諸塞州交 通部(FH)《民權法案》第六章專員,電話857- 368-8580.
Russian: Если Вам необходима данная информация на любом другом языке, пожалуйста, свяжитесь со cпециалистом по Титулу VI Департамента FH (FH) по тел: 781-659-8202.
Haitian Creole: Si yon moun vle genyen enfòmasyon sa yo nan yon lòt lang, tanpri kontakte Espesyalis FH Title VI la nan nimewo 781-659-8202.
Vietnamese: Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này bằng tiếng khác, vui lòng liên hệ Chuyên viên Luật VI của FH theo số điện thoại 781-659-8202.
French: Si vous avez besoin d’obtenir une copie de la présente dans une autre langue, veuillez contacter le spécialiste du Titre VI de FH en composant le 781-659-8202.
Italian: Se ha bisogno di ricevere queste informazioni in un’altra lingua si prega di contattare lo Specialista FH del Titolo VI al numero 781-659-8202.
Arabic: 857-368-8580 نإ تنك ةجاحب ىلإ هذه تامولعملا ةغلب ىرخأ، ير ىج لاصتلاا يئاصخأب ةرقفلا ةسداسلا ىلع فتاهلا
FH relies on a variety of methods to post and disseminate the Title VI Notice to Beneficiaries, including:
o The Human Resources Department o Common Areas