Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements

Discrimination is Against the Law

Arc Northland complies with applicable Federal Civil Rights Laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), Minnesota Human Rights Act (Chapter 363A Minnesota Statutes), and City of Duluth Human Rights Ordinance (Duluth City Code Chapter 29C) and does not discriminate or exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin (including membership in a Native American tribe), age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, sexual orientation, familial status, or local human rights commission activity.

Arc Northland:

• Provides appropriate accommodations for people with disabilities in a timely manner and free of charge, when they are needed to perform services.

• Provides free assistive devices and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: Qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: Qualified interpreters or free access to interpreter services and information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Jenny Kempfert in person: at Arc Northland, 424 W. Superior Street, Suite 500, Duluth, MN, 55804 or via phone: 218-726-4725 or via Fax: 218-726-4732, or via email: jkempfert@arcnorthland.org

If you believe that Arc Northland has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way, you can file a grievance with: Rick Sailstad, Civil Rights Coordinator for Arc Northland, at Arc Northland, 424 W. Superior Street, Suite 500, Duluth, MN, 55804 or via phone: 218-726- 4725 or via Fax: 218-726-4732, or via email: rsailstad@arcnorthland.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email.  If you need help filing a grievance, Rick Sailstad, Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, D.C. 20201, Phone: 1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD) Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

Or

You can file a Human Rights complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights at: The Freeman Building, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155. Phone: 651-539-1100, MN Relay: 711 or 1-800-627-3529, Toll Free: 1-800-657-3704, Fax: 651-296-9042, or Email: Info.MDHR@state.mn.us Complaint forms are available at: https://mn.gov/mdhr/intake/

Or

You can file a Human Rights complaint with: Human Rights Officer, City Hall, Room 407, 411 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802, phone (218) 730-5291. Complaint forms are available at: http://www.duluthmn.gov/human-rights-office/complaint-form/

Language Assistance

English:

ATTENTION: If you do not speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-218-726-4725

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中文 (Chinese Mandarin):

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Deutsch (German):

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Mon-Khmer, Cambodian:

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Tagalog:

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