The Human Services Council strengthens the not-for-profit human services sector's ability to improve the lives of New Yorkers in need.
The Human Services Council does this by:
Enhancing the capacity of human services organizations to carry out their missions;
Acting collectively to establish greater balance in the partnership between the human services sector and government;
Influencing public policy and advocating for adequate funding for human services;
Addressing the implications of social, racial, and economic justice issues in human services policy and delivery;
Giving voice to those we serve, highlighting their struggles and how human services programs help them; and
Holding government accountable for the needs of all New Yorkers by honoring the commitments made to our communities.
"Our work with the Human Services Council has been rewarding on many fronts. We have benefited from the advocacy of HSC in getting long overdue COLAs for our workers and in the area of contracting reform. We have benefited by getting to know other nonprofits with which we have formed important and lasting programmatic partnerships. We contribute our time as well as our financial resources to HSC because we believe in its mission and its value to the entire human services sector."
- Ellen Rautenberg,
President & CEO,
Public Health Solutions
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