Non-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Non-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Crossnore Communities for Children believes that all employees are entitled to work in an environment free of unlawful harassment.  Consistent with its legal and ethical obligations, Crossnore prohibits harassment or discrimination of applicants, employees, or anyone else on agency premises or agency time. It is our intent to maintain a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. Improper interference with the ability of Crossnore’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. This prohibition includes harassment or discrimination of students/family members, volunteers, community representatives or any other persons with whom personnel have contact as representatives of Crossnore Communities for Children.

The Board of Trustees of Crossnore Communities for Children adopted this policy on January 1, 2017.

This three-page policy and procedure can be found on the Crossnore Communities for Children website. You may also download the policy by clicking HERE.

For more information, please call (828) 733-4305 or email