Report Release: Business As Usual? A Wake Up Call for the Human Services
The Report, Business as Usual? A Wake-Up Call for The Human Services, reflects the experience of nearly 3,000 frontline NYC human services workers who assess how business principles and practices in their agencies affect service delivery and…
Nonprofits are still subsidizing crucial government services
New York City is in the midst of an inequity crisis. From rising rates of homelessness to an epidemic of substance use, pressing social issues continue to challenge communities and exacerbate inequity across the country and…
HSC’s goal is to better the lives of all New Yorkers so they can reach their full human potential. We do this by strengthening New York’s nonprofit human services industry, an economic engine in which the City and State collectively invest $5.8 billion in funding annually. HSC supports these nonprofit agencies, their workers, and their clients by being their champion.
What We Do
HSC understands the sector’s needs and works to raise awareness of the contributions made and difficulties faced by our organizations and the clients we serve. We work with the sector, government partners, academia, and other allies to achieve systemic change that improves the quality of life for New Yorkers by strengthening the advocacy and service capacity of the sector.
How We Do It
HSC builds and maintains relationships with elected and appointed State and City officials to educate and increase the understanding of government leaders about the struggles nonprofits face. We create and convene coalitions and campaigns to ensure the voice of human services is heard. By engaging stakeholders and unlikely allies, HSC increases the power of human services nonprofits.
HSC places the highest value on the capacity of human services organizations to treat all people who require services, as well as all staff who provide services, with dignity and respect and to appreciate the inherent worth of each individual.
HSC recognizes that racism exists in society. Beyond individual prejudice, racism is both historic and structural in nature. HSC has an educational role to play, with its members as well as with the human services community in general, starting with educating its own Board and staff.