We acknowledge the societal structures of privilege and oppression, particularly as related to health access. We actively educate ourselves, and dialogue with each other about oppression and invisibility in health access. We seek to promote health justice in our mission, our actions, and our relationships. We take seriously feedback in cases where our perceptions or work are perpetuating systems of oppression unknowingly.
We ground our work in the core belief that all healing work must engage with this larger context: to heal ourselves, our clients, and our world, we must also be working to challenge and dismantle systems of oppression.
In our clinic, we treat clients with respect, care, and a non-judgmental attitude. We strive to meet the needs of folks who may need special consideration or care. Our intention is that all clients feel met, supported, and respected exactly where they are, and are inspired to make health changes from that place, not from a place of shame.
We outreach to, and collaborate with community groups and human service agencies in Turners Falls and Greenfield , with the goal of reaching clients who have not traditionally had access to alternative health services. We prioritize reaching clients most in need of support.
We consider People’s Medicine to be a social justice project. We use our gifts and expertise in our fields to address inequitable access to health. The way we work together, with clients, and in the community also seeks to create a culture of that affirms human worth, and promotes social justice.