HSC Forum

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Convened by the Human Services Coalition, the HSC Forum facilitates bimonthly community dialogues on topics impacting our local area. Topics and speakers that have been especially beneficial to the community have included Heating Tompkins (energy assistance programs), Planning and Implementing Successful Outreach to Underserved Populations, The Annual Local Funders Panel, and forums to discuss the impacts of state and local funding decisions.

The HSC Forum is free and open to the public and registration is not needed; all who are interested in human services and their efficient delivery are urged to attend.

Upcoming HSC Forums

November 14th – CANCELLED

Past HSC Forums

September 12, 2018 – National Recovery Month – “High-ding Spots” – September is National Recovery Month, a national observance to educate people that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and/or substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.  Focusing on the prevention and early intervention Stacy Cangelosi from the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County will present “High-ding Spots”, an interactive program that helps people, especially parents and guardians, recognize alcohol and drug references, language, and stashing products.  It includes ideas for talking to young people about substances and addiction. 

May 9, 2018 – Tompkins County Legislature Budget Presentation –  Panelists will include: Jason Molino, County Administrator; Shawna Black, Tompkins County Legislator and Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee; and Martha Robertson, Chair of the Legislature. We will be discussing the factors, both state and local, that are the driving forces behind next year’s budget.  There will be time to ask questions, get clarification and share your comments.

March 14, 2018 – Childhood Nutrition in Tompkins County – An Assessment – At the request of the Park Foundation, Lisa Horn of Horn Research, in cooperation with the Human Services Coalition conducted a comprehensive needs and asset assessment of child nutrition in Tompkins County.

This needs and asset assessment hopes to provide baseline information to benchmark improvements and guide future programming efforts.   You may access the report at http://www.hornresearch.com/projects.htm