Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) is a nationally recognized, worker-owned home care agency in the Bronx. CHCA was founded in 1985 to provide quality home care to clients by providing quality jobs for direct-care workers.
CHCA started with 12 home health aides. The cooperative now employs more than 2,000 staff. Together with PHI, a nonprofit founded by CHCA in 1992, CHCA maintains an employer-based workforce development program that provides free training for 600 low-income and unemployed women annually and serves as a significant driver of employment in the Bronx.
Together, we strive to achieve the following goals:
- To provide reliable, high quality home health care services for those who are elderly, chronically ill, or living with disabilities
- To offer the highest possible salaries and benefits while building a profitable worker-owned company
- To give workers opportunities to learn and grow as members of a health care team