Providing Quality Care through Quality Jobs

As one of the largest worker-owned cooperative in the nation, we train over 400 low-income women every year to provide home care services to our disabled, elderly, and frail New Yorkers in their communities.

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Receiving Home Care Services Our PCA/HHA Training Program

Who we are

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 over 400 low-income and unemployed women annually and serves as a significant driver of employment in the Bronx.

Our Mission

Together, we strive to achieve the following goals:

  1. To provide reliable, high quality home health care services for those who are elderly, chronically ill, or living with disabilities;
  2. To offer the highest possible salaries and benefits while building a profitable worker-owned company;
  3. To give workers opportunities to learn and grow as members of a health care team.

Our Services

Cooperative Home Care Associates is a licensed home care agency that provides high-quality, reliable services to clients who are elderly, chronically ill, or living with disabilities. CHCA provides services throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

By providing high-quality home care jobs, Cooperative Home Care Associates is committed to imporiving both the lives of direct-care providers and the lives of the clients who rely on their quality care and support.

To learn more about our home care services, please call (718) 993 - 7104.

Training + Employment

CHCA offers free, four-week home health aide training in both English and Spanish. Classes take place at 400 East Fordham Road in the Bronx and run Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Graduates of the training program receive dual certification as a Certified Home Health Aide and Personal Care Assistant, with guaranteed employment through CHCA.

We believe that the quality of our home care services depends on the training and ongoing support we provide to our employees. CHCA’s training program graduates are employed in jobs that recognize the dignity of their work and its value to the community, with: above-average wages, full-time hours, opportunities for career advancement and worker-ownership, and extensive employment supports.

To attend an open house information session and find out more about our home health aide training and employment opportunities, please call (718) 993 - 7104.

B Corp

In 2012, CHCA became the first home care company to earn B Corps certification. Certified B Corps make a public commitment to considering the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.

CHCA stands behind its mission and its ongoing commitment to provide quality care to the residents in the NY Metropolitan area requiring home health care. We strongly believe it is accomplished by strongly investing in the workforce.

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Independence Care System

Independence Care System (ICS), a nonprofit managed care plan that serves more than 4,000 members. ICS is dedicated to supporting adults with physical disabilities and chronic conditions to live at home and participate fully in community life.

Contact Information

Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10010-7304
Phone: 212-584-2500


Founded by CHCA in 1992, the Bronx-based nonprofit PHI is the leading authority on the direct-care workforce, working to transform the employment opportunities that the home care sector offers for low-income individuals, and improving care for elders and people with disabilities.

Contact Information

Address: 400 East Fordham Road, 11th Floor Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-402-7766

Home Care Associates

Modeled after CHCA in 1993, Home Care Associates of Philadelphia (HCA) is a home care agency dedicated to a Quality Care through Quality Jobs mission. By providing quality home care jobs, HCA works to ensure quality care across the Philadelphia metropolitan area for elders and people with disabilities.

Contact Information

Address: 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1000 Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267-238-3231


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We are located at

400 East Fordham Road, 13th Floor

Bronx, NY 10458

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Office Details

Telephone: (718) 993-7104

Fax Number: (718) 993-0971

Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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