DSC, SVDP-USA Title VI Policy:

Effective Date:  September 1, 2015
Date Reviewed/Revised: September 19, 2017
Authorized By:  Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, CEO


To establish a policy which meets the requirements of the Title VI – Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Policy: https://www.justice.gov/crt/fcs/TitleVI of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” ( 42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
Limited English Proficiency (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI)
DSC SVDP USA will comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibition against discrimination on the basis of national origin, which requires that recipients of federal financial assistance take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) to their programs and services. For additional assistance and information regarding language access obligations, please refer to the DHS Recipient Guidance https://www.dhs.gov/guidance-published-help-department.

Ethical Principle of the Disaster Case Manager

The Disaster Case Manager shall not discriminate against service recipients based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, national ancestry, sexual orientation or economic condition.
DSC SVDP USA is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI. If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits from of DSC SVDP USA, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may file a complaint to the person listed below:
All Complaints should be submitted to:
Disaster Services Corporation, Society of St. Vincent DePaul USA
Attention: Kevin Peach, COO
Business Operations Office
320 Decker Drive
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75062
Virginia Based Office:
600 Caroline St., Suite D
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
Phone number: (202) 380-9664