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One Voice. One Community.

About Us

History

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.

Mission

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

HSC’s work is focused on five areas:

  • Government relations (local, state, and federal)
  • Funding advocacy and cultivation
  • Driving collaboration between our members, and between our members and across sectors
  • Facilitating or providing trainings, programs, services, a la a traditional chamber of commerce
  • Communicating and educating (Internally, to our CEOs with exclusive analysis and information; externally, to our community through social media and a weekly e-newsletter)

Vision

> 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.

HSC in the Community

HSC currently sits on several committees, alliances, and task forces, including:

HSC in the News

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Upcoming Events


Full Membership Meeting

April 25, 2019 | 8:30 to 10:00 AM
The CEOs and Executive Directors of our member agencies convene at least five times a year for full membership meetings–four regular meetings, and one casual get-together each December.

Our next full membership meeting will be held at Alvis on Thursday, April 25th.

Our agenda is still being developed as we monitor various items of relevance to our membership related to public policy and funding streams.

Issues

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

Housing

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.

Jobs

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.

Children

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.

Health

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.

Systems

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.