Ohio Hispanic Coalition


The mission of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition (OHCO) is to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Hispanics/Latinos through advocacy, education, training, and access to quality services.


OHCO is committed to creating collaborative partnerships in order to promote general awareness, including social, educational and economic advancement of Ohio’s Latino population.


  • 1990 – OHCO founded by three Latina women to promote access to health services
  • 1996 – OHCO receives 501(c)3 tax status through the IRS
  • 1998 –  Promotoras de Salud Program founded
  • 1999 –  OHCO receives funding from the Attorney General’s Office to found the Domestic Violence Service Program
  • 2002 – OHCO founds the After School Program (Westside)
  • 2003 – Fire destroys the OHCO administrative offices
  • 2005 – OHCO receives funding from the Ohio Department of Health to create a Smoke Cessation Program
  • 2010 – OHCO participates in the March for America in Washington, D.C.
  • 2013 – OHCO awarded five AmeriCorps VISTAs through Corporation for National and Community Service
  • 2014 – OHCO opens a second After School and Summer Enrichment Program location in Whitehall
  • 2014 – OHCO receives funding from the National Council of La Raza for the Comprando Rico y Sano Program
  • 2014 – Sexual Assault Services Program funded by the Ohio Department of Health