People Working Cooperatively is a unique non-profit organization serving low-income, elderly, and disabled home owners. PWC strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repairs, weatherization, modification, and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes.
As we enter our 40th year, PWC has proudly performed more than 282,000 services to eligible clients, who on average earn about $13,500 a year. Typically, these individuals face significant daily challenges due to illness, disability, job loss, or other unfortunate circumstances.
PWC is supported by a robust group of more than 120 licensed, professionally trained staff members and administrative personnel. Its dedicated corps of 6,000-plus volunteers makes it one of the largest volunteer corps in the region. We like to think our whole is greater than the sum of our parts. We are living proof of the amazing things that happen when good people work together. We save homes. We restore pride.
PWC opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1975 with two volunteers and two Work Experience trainees. By the end of its first year, PWC provided home repairs and weatherization services for 43 households in Kenton County and the city of Cincinnati. Today, PWC has 120 employees and 6,000 volunteers annually performing home repairs, energy conservation and accessibility modifications for 6,000 households in 22 counties throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
People Working Cooperatively connects friends, neighbors and supporters through fun, charitable events aimed at providing consistent support of our communities. From helping neighbors in need with hands-on yard work and home repairs at Repair Affair to our annual gala, Hometown Hollywood, PWC offers a variety of ways to get involved and make a difference in other people's lives.
To learn more about our events, please click on one of the following links below:
View some of our photos from PWC’s 40 years of service below.
A recent study by internationally known evaluator Cadmus of Portland, Oregon and the UC Economics Center showed that PWC's whole house service model is effective in the community. Here are some of the top results:
People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is observing its 40th Anniversary this year with a number of events to recognize this milestone in our history of providing much needed services for low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners.