Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or nation of 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.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.
It is the policy of WHW, also known as Women Helping Women, to employ its best efforts to ensure that all programs, services, activities, and benefits are implemented in a non-discrimination manner. WHW encourages reporting of any perceived incidents of discrimination or harassment. It is the policy of WHW to promptly and thoroughly investigate such reports. Further, WHW prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
Any person who believes that he or she, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or disability may file a written complaint within 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination with WHW, the State of California Public Inquiry and Response Bureau, the Federal Transit Authority and/or the Secretary of Transportation. Further, WHW prohibits intimidation, coercion, or engagement in other discriminatory conduct against anyone because he or she has filed a complaint to secure rights protected by Title VI or ADA.