About ICHS

Our Mission: The Indiana Coalition for Human Services (ICHS) is a nonpartisan coalition of advocacy and human service organizations that engages, educates and mobilizes decision-makers, its stakeholders and the public on fact-based, equitable public policies resulting in quality outcomes for all Hoosiers.

Our Vision: Collectively, we are Indiana’s trusted expert on fact-based, equitable public policies that empower Hoosiers striving to reach their full potential.

Coalition representatives work to monitor and engage on statewide human service policy every day. In recent years our advocacy at the Indiana Statehouse has resulted in policy driven discussion, legislative victories to ensure working and vulnerable Hoosiers’ issues were heard, and the mitigation or defeat of policy proposals that would adversely impact Hoosiers. Some of the topics we have engaged on include:

  • Preventing predatory lending expansions
  • Affordable housing
  • Transportation
  • Health care access
  • Childcare quality and access
  • Early childhood education
  • Workforce development
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and food access
  • Temporary Assistance to Need Families (TANF)

ICHS regularly updates members on policy and gathers valuable input on local realities, opportunities for advocacy, and priorities. Our lifeline is our membership. Each member organization contributes time and talent to further our mission. We invite you to take advantage of ICHS’ benefits by participating in our programs and events.