In 2016, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida joined the One Orlando Alliance following the Pulse Tragedy.
One Orlando Alliance is a vital network of organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida. By staying true to the fundamental values of inclusivity, respect, communication and collaboration that originally brought the Alliance together, they have committed to purposeful action to ensure our community thrives in the future.
Priorities of the Alliance include: Anti-Racism, Coming Out, Hate Crimes, Health Care, Homelessness, Immigration, Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Advocacy, Workplace Equality and Youth Outreach & Support.
Since 2016 the Mental Health Association has been a member of the Alliance Advocacy Committee whose purpose is to addressing community concerns that are brought to the Alliance.
Inspired by the several highly publicized racist events in 2020, including the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the One Orlando Alliance elevated its priority of Anti-Racism by establishing the Anti-Racism Team.
The Mental Health Association of Central Florida joined this team and through its monthly meetings the group moved towards a call to action.
A tool kit was proposed by members of the Anti-Racism team called the Anti-Racism Score Card. The Anti-Racism Score Card was adopted by the Anti-Racism team at the end of 2020. The score card is an evaluation tool used to look at participating organizations, their policies and program impact.
The overreaching goal of the Anti-Racism Team and Score Card is to get a picture of where the Alliance member organizations currently are, regarding equity and identify opportunities to grow.