What are we Doing?
The Cleaning Profession is often a profession most marginalized.
The first step to building a healthier outlook of our profession is recognizing that there is stigma on cleaning & we know that we have already begun to defeat it by speaking out about these realities.We are bringing cleaners together - inspiring, sharing, educating and supporting one another. Together, we are promoting our industry as the skilled and vital profession that it is. We are raising awareness, recognition, & respect for house cleaners around the world. We are effectively changing the way both we & the public understand professional cleaning.
In today’s progressive society, where there is so much emphasis on equality, it is amazing to experience how narrow minded and uninformed we can be about certain aspects of our lives that are often vital to our everyday existence.
How are we Doing it?
All challenges have the potential to make us stronger, right? While acknowledging these stigmas, and false beliefs we have strategically designed and implemented 5 Projects of execution that are effectively addressing these issues and achieving the goals of our Mission- Increasing the Respect and Awareness of the Cleaning Profession.
Project Handmaid Family is all about supporting the facebook group, the Handmaid Cleaning Community, as the AHCA has been reaching out to cleaners from all over the world and for the first time given them a place to connect, collaborate, educate and inspire one another. The AHCA's Expert Marketing team is not only award winning but continues to be recognized by Facebook itself for their effective and powerful approach, utilizing cutting edge marketing tactics. The AHCA's Project Heart is combining the two most unrecognized facets of this profession, Skill and Need, by educating and inspiring the public as well as other cleaning service owners, sponsoring businesses and individuals to be recognized for gifting their services to those in need, as Servant's Heart Companions, while acknowledging cleaning is a need and while also recognizing members for their exceptional skill, integrity and professionalism as Not Just a Cleaning Lady Project members. Project Cleaning Advocates, is our project in constant development, always seeking what is best for this industry allowing for new and better structures of business tools, programs, educational methods, and other resources to those who work in this trade.
Despite the pushback, we are calling out the aspects of these stigmas that continues to run deep in all of us. A stigma that labels people as "unskilled" or "unimportant" by the very necessary trade & service they provide in our society. This is what this stigma promotes, forgetting the skill and integrity of who we are and what we do. This stigma can be traced back generations: from our mother's work, to Irish indentured servants and African slaves, and before the stories of servants could be remembered today.
This new generation is truly beginning to understand that these stigmas were and still are false.
The Profession of Cleaning is a skilled trade. The Profession of Cleaning is a necessary trade. Professional cleaning is a healing and therapeutic trade, changing lives every single day.
As the industry continues to evolve and grow we are excited to be coming together everyday bringing one another a sense of family, as a safe place to turn, sharing support, education and inspiration with one another. We are excited to be paving the way for the bright future of the cleaning industry Today!