We are a worker-owned cooperative providing homemaker and personal care services to individuals in their homes.
We inspire living through compassionate care and quality service, because we are worker-owned. Our worker-owners will go above and beyond for our clients to provide a quality of life for them through honest and compassionate care.
Our worker-owners reflect the cultures and languages of New Mexico, and the challenges of securing quality home care in our rural communities. We have worked hard to develop a cooperative spirit and we follow the seven cooperative principles. To be successful in our cooperative business, we seek technical guidance from business cooperative development experts.
We are formed as a Cooperative Association with the State of New Mexico. We aspire to be a licensed Home Health Agency.
Caregivers in Sandoval County, New Mexico formed Heart is Home Cooperative Care in 2016 to provide better wages, training, and benefits for workers living in rural areas of the state. The cooperative also serves as an alternative to employment through for-profit home health agencies.
Heart is Home workers participate in decision making about the business operations and elect members of the Board of Directors. As a cooperative, Heart is Home operates essentially at-cost because any profits are distributed to the caregiver-owners.
Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition is supporting this business start-up. View the press release “Funding for Direct Caregivers Made by USDA RD.”