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.


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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Job Opening – Executive Director

The Human Services Coalition (HSC) of Tompkins County is seeking an Executive Director who combines innovative and strategic thinking with personal integrity, a commitment to the dignity and well-being of all people, and the ability to lead inter-agency collaborations to achieve organizational and broader community…

HSC Remote Operations Update

The Human Services Coalition and 2-1-1 Tompkins/Cortland moved to remote operations in order to better protect our staff, volunteers, clients, and nonprofit partners.  We are watching current COVID reports and will update this page when we have a better idea of a date to reopen.…

FY2021 HUD CoC Program Competition Now Open!

On August 18, HUD released its FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  Local renewal applications, and new project applications are due October 10th at 12:00 PM and can be submitted via E-snaps. Information about accessing e-snaps.

NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Recently featured in Tompkins Weekly, the Human Services Coalition is supporting local efforts to roll out the New York State 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…

HSC Workshop Series – Sexual Harassment Prevention with Kristi Taylor

Fulfill the annual training requirements of NYS sexual harassment prevention regulations for your employees. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10 am – 11:30 am FREE SESSION

Social Service League Now Accepting 2021-2022 Grant Applications

The Social Service League of Ithaca Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 grant program.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 22, 2021.


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