Discrimination is Against the Law
Christian Living Communities (CLC), including the Clermont Park, Someren Glen, Holly Creek and Dayspring Villa communities and Adult Day and Home Care Services complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. CLC does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Christian Living Communities:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- 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
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services or have a grievance based on CLC’s failure to provide these services or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can contact the Civil Rights and Section 1557 Coordinator at each local community.
Don Backstrom, Associate Executive Director
2480 S. Clermont St., Denver, CO 80222
Stormie Foust, Administrative Coordinator
3777 W. 26th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Joanie Ackerman, Associate Executive Director
5500 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial, CO 80121
Jarom Eberhard, Associate Executive Director
5000 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial CO 80122
Rhythms Home Care Services
Janice Crowley, Assistant Vice President
6143 S. Willow Dr. Ste. 102
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, your local 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 (OCR) electronically through the OCR Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, phone 800-868–1019, or TDD 800-537–7697.
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
Language Assistance Services are Available to Individuals with Limited English Proficiency
ATTENTION: If you speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, German, French, Tagalog, Japanese, Persian, Italian, Polish, Miao-Hmong, Navajo or another language, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call: (877) 280-1622.
TTY: Dial 711 and request a call be made to (877) 280-1622 to request language assistance.
Section 1557 Grievance Procedure
It is the policy of Christian Living Communities (CLC) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. CLC has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18116) and its implementing regulations at 45 CFR part 92, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities. Section 1557 and its implementing regulations may be examined in the CLC Home Office at 7000 E Belleview Ave. suite #150 Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Any person who believes someone has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability may file a grievance under this procedure. It is against the law for CLC to retaliate against anyone who opposes discrimination, files a grievance, or participates in the investigation of a grievance. Procedure:
- Grievances must be submitted to the CLC community or service Section 1557 Coordinator (see list above) within (60 days) of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
- A complaint must be in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought.
- The Section 1557 Coordinator (or her/his designee) shall conduct an investigation of the complaint. This investigation may be informal, but it will be thorough, affording all interested persons an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint. The Section 1557 Coordinator will maintain the files and records of Christian Living Communities relating to such grievances. To the extent possible, and in accordance with applicable law, the Section 1557 Coordinator will take appropriate steps to preserve the confidentiality of files and records relating to grievances and will share them only with those who have a need to know.
- The Section 1557 Coordinator will issue a written decision on the grievance, based on a preponderance of the evidence, no later than 30 days after its filing, including a notice to the complainant of their right to pursue further administrative or legal remedies.
- The person filing the grievance may appeal the decision of the Section 1557 Coordinator by writing to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at the CLC Home Office within 15 days of receiving the Section 1557 Coordinator’s decision. The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.
The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from pursuing other legal or administrative remedies, including filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in court or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.
A person can file a complaint of discrimination electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, which is 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, DC 20201.
Complaint forms are available at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html. Such complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination.
Christian Living Communities will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that individuals with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency are provided auxiliary aids and services or language assistance services, respectively, if needed to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing qualified interpreters, providing audio recordings of material for individuals with low vision, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. The Section 1557 Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.