Our Statement on Language & Labels

Language matters. At The Lionheart Foundation, one of our core values is Dignity: respect the inherent decency and dignity of every human that we work with. We also appreciate that the words we use in our programming have an impact. That's why we make efforts to use person-first/non-labeling language and terms whenever possible. However, we simultaneously understand that many of the populations that we work with continue to use terms such as “prisoner.” For this reason, we will continue to use this language when necessary to ensure that our programs are accessible and we're able to reach the people who need them most.