CHNK Earns National LGBTQ Recognition for Fifth Consecutive Year
Covington, KY: For the fifth consecutive year, CHNK Behavioral Health has earned a Seal of Recognition through the national Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s All Children-All Families (ACAF) initiative. In 2016, CHNK became the first organization in Kentucky to earn the seal for its cultural competencies regarding youth and families who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). CHNK has received the seal of recognition each year since, and for the past two years, has achieved “Innovative Inclusion” status – a top tier of recognition indicating that CHNK is fully LGBTQ welcoming and affirming.
CHNK’s status will be announced in the HRC Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report, to be released later this summer. In part, the report highlights more than 70 organizations across the country that partner with the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families (ACAF) initiative to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ community, including children in out-of-home care and prospective foster and adoptive parents.
“I am thrilled that CHNK Behavioral Health has once again achieved Innovator Status in recognition of the safe treatment environment that our healthcare organization provides to all who come to us for care,” said CHNK Chief Executive Officer Rick Wurth. “Our team understands the special focus that LGBTQ clients and families need, relative to increased adverse environments they often encounter.”