Now in its ninth year of existence, the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County was conceived by local leaders who realized that the human service sector needed to form an entity that would:
> Represent the sector as a whole among public officials and key stakeholders;
> Facilitate collaborations to address complex, systemic issues;
> Provide useful professional learning opportunities; and
> Achieve economies of scale through shared services and pooled resources.
The mission of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County 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.
The Chamber’s vision is to become the respected and trusted voice for human service organizations and their clients in central Ohio; that human services in Franklin County will be accurately portrayed in the media, and well-regarded among political, business, and philanthropic leaders; and that the Human Service Chamber will enhance the quality of life for Franklin County residents through greater advocacy, collaboration and leadership.
The Chamber is led by a Board of Directors that oversees the policy direction of the organization. The Board of Directors guides the general membership of the organization, who, in turn, participate through standing committees. Day-to-day operations are carried out by full-time staff members.