Human Services Council

HSC strengthens New York’s nonprofit human services sector, ensuring all New Yorkers, across diverse neighborhoods, cultures, and generations reach their full potential. The Human Services Council is the only organization that represents and supports the entire human services sector in New York, serving our membership as a convener, a coordinating body, and an advocate. Our focus is on creating systemic changes that improve the way human services organizations contract and partner with government agencies to serve New York’s communities in a sustainable manner.


Works with the following types of organizations

Human Services Nonprofits in New York

Provides the following types of programs

  • Advocacy
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Training & Educational Resources

Key Programs

Strengthening Government Relations and Advocacy

HSC builds and maintains relationships with elected and appointed State and City officials to educate and increase the understanding of government leaders about the struggles nonprofits face.

Improving Sector Visibility and Recognition

HSC raises public awareness of the work of the human services sector and the contributions the human services sector makes to society and the communities we serve.

Convening Stakeholders, Recruiting Allies and Building Coalitions

HSC creates and convenes coalitions to ensure the collective voice of human services is heard. By engaging stakeholders and unlikely allies, HSC increases the power of human services nonprofits.

Building the Capacity of the Human Services Sector

HSC helps its members engage in and understand key issues by sharing timely information and analyses of policies that affect their work and clients.

Holding Government Accountable

HSC’s RFP Rater and GovGrader tools are designed to illuminate risks associated with government contracts, allowing nonprofits to make more informed choices and collectively promote better practices by government. HSC’s ongoing efforts to improve government approaches to contracting so as to reduce risks to nonprofits would not be possible without their support.

Fostering Disaster Resiliency and Preparedness

By supporting disaster readiness, response, and recovery coordination among nonprofits; working collaboratively with government to ensure the sector is incorporated into its planning and effectively supported and leveraged for disaster readiness, response, and recovery efforts; and ensuring individual nonprofits have their own emergency plans. 


New York Office
130 East 59th street
New York, NY 10022 

Phone: 212-836-1230

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