Letter from the Executive Director

As the year wraps up, I hope you’re taking time to celebrate, rest and recharge with your loved ones. Once again, we’ve made it through another year filled with challenges, including the continued impact of the pandemic, an uncertain budgetary environment, and a new Mayoral administration. Many of you have also welcomed asylum seekers with open arms, providing them with critical services while receiving little support.

Although 2022 was difficult, it also reaffirmed the resilience of the human services sector. Despite the challenges, you’ve all remained steadfast in serving your communities and strengthening our sector – and I hope you’re proud of the progress we’ve made together.

We have a lot to celebrate. Most importantly, I celebrate the incredible community we have built together, and on behalf of the HSC team, I want to thank you for inspiring us every day and giving us the incredible opportunity to fight for you. You are the reason we do this work, and your incredible creativity, perseverance and dedication to New York makes our work filled with joy.

In 2022, we advocated for our sector in new and meaningful ways, and with promising results:

As we look ahead to 2023, I know we will reach even greater heights with our ambitious agenda, which includes:

Thanks for making New York a better place for all of us. This holiday season, I hope you will take a moment to celebrate our progress – and get ready to keep up the good fight next year!

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!


Michelle Jackson
Executive Director