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.  

Job Opening – 2-1-1 Housing Specialist

We are hiring for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) housing specialist as part of the Ithaca Anti-Displacement Defense Project. This position is funded through a 15-month grant award.

2-1-1 Tompkins Cortland on WHCU Radio

Our Director of Community Services, John Mazzello, recently spoke with WHCU Radio regarding 2-1-1 Tompkins Cortland and supporting the United Way of Tompkins County.

HSC Workshop Series: Help Your Nonprofit Strategy SOAR!

with Heidi Holz on Wednesday, March 3, 2021,  9:00 am – 10:30 am

HSC Workshop Series: How to Lead Effective Virtual Meetings

with Erica Marx and Fred Brown Thursday, March 11, 2021 10-12 pm

Ithaca/Tompkins CoC Announces Innovative Housing Project Grant

The Ithaca/Tompkins Continuum of Care is happy to announce a request for proposals with the goal of expanding our existing network of housing and services in Tompkins County in the amount of $70,272.69 (FY2019 and FY2020)  


“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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