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EDEN Mission & Vision

EDEN's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

EDEN’s primary goal is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. We believe our vision to end housing insecurity and homelessness in Northeast Ohio can only be achieved when we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as both agency values and practices.

EDEN is committed to actualizing diversity, equity and inclusion. To do this, we will:

  • Learn about, identify and address the effects of systemic inequities.
  • Develop and facilitate programs and services that are collaborative, responsive to the input of those with lived experiences, and driven by participants’ unique needs and goals.
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of each program participant, staff member, volunteer, community partner, and stakeholder.
  • Contribute to the education and growth of a supportive and inclusive region.

We recognize that building and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion requires an ongoing and evolving process. Thus, EDEN’s DEI Initiative will remain a central component of our Agency Strategic Plan. To continue to embed equity into our work, we will engage in honest conversations; participate in educational opportunities; seek guidance from staff, participants, partners, and the community; and continuously challenge ourselves to further justice, inclusion, and equity via our services and day-to-day operations.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Definitions are from the Association of Fundraising Professionals: https://tinyurl.com/2s3j67zc

“Diversity is being invited to the party.
Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

- Vernā Myers



EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.

7812 Madison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 216-961-9690
Client Info Line: 216-634-0202
Property Owner Hotline: 216-503-6369
TDD/TTY: 800-545-1833, ext. 873
Fax: 216-651-4066

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EDEN is committed to being an active champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization and the communities we serve.