The Human Services Coalition strives to live in integrity with our vision of a community that embraces the dignity and well-being of all people. The sweeping effects of COVID-19, high unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and unthinkable acts of violence have converged to lay bare a framework of systems that has perpetuated racism and inequality across the country and in our own community.

We acknowledge the limitations of the health and human services sector to adequately address the deeply entrenched roots of inequality. Institutions that perpetrate oppression and inequality have led our nation to vast disparities in health, housing, justice, finance and other systems that deny people of color the opportunities, privileges and protections that are afforded others in our society.

We at the Human Services Coalition plan to closely examine our own role in these issues. We stand ready to listen, to learn, and to effect positive change within our organization. We also will join with other nonprofits both to explore racism as a problem of institutional power and to make every attempt to dismantle racism in our own sector. We stand with all black, brown, indigenous, and other people of color who continue to suffer oppression and injustice and invite everyone to stand with us.


Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County

The mission of the Human Services Coalition is to enhance the delivery of health and human services in the Tompkins County area.

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HSC Moving to Remote Operations

The Human Services Coalition and 2-1-1 Tompkins/Cortland have moved to remote operations in order to better protect our staff, volunteers, clients, and nonprofit partners.  

New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Recently featured in Tompkins Weekly, HSC is leading local efforts to roll out the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) which assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

2-1-1 Helps Get Our Community Vaccinated

Leaders Address Vaccine Plateau Our 2-1-1 Contact Center Manager, Nicole Roulstin, spoke with Tompkins Weekly about the role 2-1-1 Tompkins Cortland plays in getting our community vaccinated against COVID-19.

Long Term Care Committee – Age Friendly Health Systems

“NYS Age Friendly Health Systems: A Look at the Upstate Action Community Initiative” with Morgan Black, MPA, HANYS, Elizabeth Gray & Patricia Derowwitsch, URMC Noyes Hospital Friday, August 6, 2021 12:00 noon to 1:15 pm via Zoom.


“We envision a community that embraces the dignity and well-being of all people, supported by a vibrant non-profit sector.”
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