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.
In 1973 the agency became Human Services, Inc. With a revision of its structure, by-laws and mission, the agency expanded its reach to include Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson, and Shelby Counties.
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".