MISSION: Bridging the gap to stability through thriving partnerships, coaching and education.
VISION: Human Services, Inc. will create solutions that lead to stability and independence for individuals and families in an ever-changing economy and diverse community, while exhibiting a high standard of excellence.
Human Services, Inc. began in 1965 as BBJ - Community Action Program providing grass roots programs to the lower income population in Bartholomew, Brown, and Jackson Counties. Some of the agency’s earliest programs to fight President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” were the Head Start Summer program, Food Buyers program, the Feeder Pig Project, the Cabin Craftsman’s Center, and Sewing Cooperative. Later initiatives to assist with legal needs, housing, family planning, community planning, and the VISTA volunteer program laid the framework and foundation for later programs to emerge so the community could assist a population of its citizens in need. These initiatives created the opportunity to build community partnerships and collaborations for the purpose of reducing barriers to a population. Barriers that prevented the population from thriving in their communities. Through the years Human Services, Inc. has expanded it’s capacity, revised the mission and vision, and has evolved to the programs provided today. As the needs of the people and the community continue to change and evolve so will Human Services, Inc. - an agency committed to “People Helping People”.
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Myrdica and her children were in an unhealthy relationship and needed a way out. After leaving home quickly, they found emergency shelter and support in Columbus. Once they were safe, they needed support to build finances, secure housing and start a new life in our community.
That's when our local nonprofits called on each other for help. We were able to do more for Myrdica and her family as a network than any one of us could do alone. Watch Myrdica tell her story below.
Thank you for giving Myrdica and her family the opportunity to thrive.
HUMAN SERVICES Inc. Programs
WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides food checks, nutrition counseling, and community referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age in Shelby, Decatur, Brown and surrounding Indiana counties. WIC is designed to improve fetal development, reduce the incidence of low birth weight and premature births, reduce maternal and childhood anemia, and promote breastfeeding.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
For more Information, visit or call 812-372-8407