Guiding Principles and Policies

Guiding Principles

The principles that guide the actions of Pacific Center’s board, staff, volunteers and programs are:

  • Welcoming inclusiveness and commitment to diversity
  • Transparency in decision-making
  • Accountability to the community and stakeholders
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Measurable outcome-oriented programming
  • Continual quality evaluation and improvement
  • Services delivered in the spirit of compassion

Non-Discrimination Policy

Pacific Center for Human Growth is committed to be inclusive and representative of the diversity found in the greater northern California community. Honoring, promoting and celebrating our community’s diversity is a central organizing principle for Pacific Center.

Every staff member, board member and volunteer is committed to helping create an environment where each individual can feel respected, welcomed and understood.  Pacific Center for Human Growth provides services and employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, physical abilities, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic characteristics, political believes of activity, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal state and local laws.

Pacific Center is a non-smoking, drug and alcohol-free, scent aware, sex-positive and sex-free space.

Smoking Guidelines

Smoking is prohibited inside the building, on Pacific Center property, or within 25 feet of doorways, windows, or vents (City of Berkeley BMC 12.70).

Drug & Alcohol-free Space

Pacific Center is a drug and alcohol-free space. Anyone who is intoxicated may not be on the premises and will be asked to leave. Pacific Center will provide referrals on an as needed basis.

Scent-aware Policy

Pacific Center is a scent-aware space and we ask that members of our community take this into consideration when visiting our building. Pacific Center’s complete Scent-aware Policy and Resource Guide is available at the front desk.

Sex Free Space

The Pacific Center is a sex-positive environment. In order to provide a safe space for all, we ask that everyone refrain from sexual activity while on site, including verbal and body language, sexually explicit printed materials and internet sites. Any sex related materials are to be used for informational and educational purposes only.


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