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One Voice. One Community.

About Us


Now in its ninth year of existence, the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County (HSC) was conceived by local leaders who realized that the human service sector needed to come together in service of the people they served, and of the community as a whole.


HSC’s mission is to enhance system efficiencies and effectiveness in order to develop one voice for the human service system by promoting, enhancing, and advocating for human service organizations and the clients they serve in central Ohio.

HSC’s work is focused on four areas:

  • Representing members among public officials and key stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels;
  • Facilitating collaborations to address complex, systemic issues within HSC’s membership and with the civic, business, and philanthropic communities;
  • Providing training opportunities and facilitating shared service opportunities; and
  • Identifying opportunities to increase funding for member agencies and the human service sector as a whole.

Critical to all this work is communication with our community of members, and on their behalf with our community of stakeholders.


  • To be the respected and trusted voice for human service organizations and their clients in central Ohio;
  • To enhance the quality of life for Franklin County residents through greater advocacy, collaboration and leadership.

Organizational Structure

HSC is led by a Board of Directors that oversees the direction of the organization. Day-to-day operations are carried out by full-time staff members.


Upcoming Events

Groundhog Day Event!

February 1, 2019 | 8:30 to 10:30 AM
HSC’s annual “Groundhog Day” collaboration with The Columbus Foundation and City of Columbus for a facilitated conversation over breakfast with direct service staff at HSC member agencies is coming up on Friday, February 1st from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM!
This year’s event hosted at The Columbus Foundation will have two focal points, and will be facilitated by the City’s Kim Stands:
1) The effects of the federal government shutdown on our direct service providers and agencies; and
2) The effects of immigration–policy, rhetoric, and shifting demographics in our community–on our direct service providers and agencies.
If you are a direct service staffer, please RSVP at the following link!


... the things we care about and are trying to change


We want an affordable home for everyone in our community. We’re working together to increase the amount of affordable homes, create more economically integrated neighborhoods, allow seniors to “age in place,” and provide supportive housing options for people with unique needs.


We want an opportunity to earn a living for anyone who is able to work. We’re helping our members match business needs with trained workers, developing programs that will integrate new Americans into the workforce, and pushing for an increase in the minimum wage.


We want all children grow up in an environment that prepares them for success. We’re ensuring that Central Ohio prepares its children by providing early education opportunities, out-of-school programming, summer learning activities, and outstanding mentoring programs.


We want a community that promotes healthy living and provides extraordinary treatment. We’re building Franklin County’s capacity to serve the oncoming wave of aging baby boomers, pushing for reforms that would allow our members to keep up with the demand created by Medicaid expansion, and ensure that Franklin County residents have access to an adequate amount of addiction prevention and recovery supports that insurance will not cover.


We want an efficient and effective human service sector. We’re trying to make Franklin County an even better place for human service agencies to operate by enacting policy changes that would help to reduce turnover among home health aides, social workers, and other front-line program staff, as well as promoting efforts to develop comprehensive, coordinated case management systems for human services.