Human Service Planning Program Staff


Human Services Planning

Human Services Planning encourages cooperation among providers to develop well-organized service delivery systems and provides links to local, regional, and national decision-makers. This program oversees the City/County funding review process each year, provides leadership development training and consulting services to non-profit board and staff through the HSC Workshop Series, and convenes the HSC Forum.

Health Planning Council

To improve the health of Tompkins County residents, the Health Planning Council conducts community health planning, promotes the development of needed health services and resources, increases access to health care services, and encourages the integration of the various components into a functioning system. Our office provides health insurance assistance in the forms of advocacy and navigation.

211 Tompkins/ Cortland – Information and Referral

211 Tompkins/Cortland –  Information and Referral (211) operates at the hub of the Tompkins County services network to promote effective service delivery and efficient allocation of community resources. 211 connects people in need with services designed to address that need by providing a central telephone information service, chat line, and maintaining a data base of community information. Callers are referred to service providers according to their situation. 211 maintains a comprehensive Directory of Services for Tompkins County on our website. You can reach our contact center 24/7 by dialing 211 (1.877.211.8667).

Housing Initiatives

The Human Services Coalition and its community partners are committed to bringing opportunities for funding, affordable housing, and support for homeless families and individuals to the Tompkins County area.  Over the years our involvement in local housing initiatives has grown and we now provide administration for several local programs including the Continuum of Care (CoC NY-510), the Ithaca Eviction/Displacement Defense Project (IEDD), and the Rental Resolutions (Landlord Liaison) program.  We also provide local support for the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) and educational opportunities to the community through the Homeless and Housing Task Force.


Learn more about the history of the Human Services Coalition


Awarded 2019 Not for Profit of the Year by the Tompkins Chamber:

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


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

Strategic Plan

HSC Board Members adopted our strategic plan in 2015.

Diversity Initiative

The Human Services Coalition believes that commitment to diversity and inclusion will allow us to meet the highest standard of performance, quality and services as we work to achieve our mission, vision, and goals.