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Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), New York City


Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) is a worker-owned homecare (elderly care) agency in New York City. CHCA is the largest worker cooperative in the United States, employing 2,200 inner-city homecare workers in the South Bronx and generating an annual income of over US$ 40m. Originally established in 1985 with the support of the New York Community Service Society, CHCA is now owned by 1,700 low-income women, from immigrant, African American and Latin American backgrounds. By improving homecare jobs, CHCA transforms the challenges faced by unemployed women into sustainable opportunities for economic independence.


last updated on 06.05.2015^ top