Social Work Organizations

There are over 30 professional organizations in the field of social work. They range from very large organizations like the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which has over 150,000 members, to smaller more niche organizations like the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW). There are also social work organizations that focus on specific ethnic groups, like the Hispanic or African American communities, or have religious affiliations.

While every social work organization is different, organizations provide their members with a variety of resources that could include: professional development, continuing education, certifications, annual conferences and events, newsletters and journals, social networking, job boards, research, and more. In addition, many social work organizations act as an advocacy group on behalf of their members in order to promote their profession at the local, state and national levels.

We have grouped social work organizations by the following categories:

Click on the name of the social work organization to visit the site.


General Social Work Organizations

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
Address: 20560 Bensley Ave, Lynwood, IL 60411-4635

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Address: 400 Southridge Parkway Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Address: PO Box 95007, Nebraska Health and Human Services, Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

Association of VA Social Workers
Address: 750 1st St NE Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-8011

Canadian Association of Social Workers 
Address: 383 Parkdale Avenue Suite 402, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4R4

International Association for Social Work with Groups (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups, Inc.)
Address: 2303 Winfield St, Rahway, NJ 07065-3620

National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD)
Address: 1701 Duke Street Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Address: 750 First Street, NE – Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241
Click here for a List of NASW State Specific Chapters

National NETWORK for Social Work Managers
Address: 1040 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607-7129

Social Welfare Action Alliance
Address: Columbus Circle Station, Po Box 20563, New York, NY

Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI)

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
Address: 11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030


Social Work Organizations with a Clinical / Medical / Healthcare Focus

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) – American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers
Address: Springfield, IL 62701

American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
Address: 12841 Braemar Village Plaza PMB 159, Bristow, VA 20136

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Address: 241 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

American Clinical Social Work Association (ACSWA)
Address: 241 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

American Public Health Association Public Health Social Work Section
Address: 308 N Hall, School of Social Work, Iowa City, IA 52242-1223

Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work
Address: 1416 Fama Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-3308

Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)
Address: 100 North 20th St. Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)
Address: PO Box 10, Garrisonville, VA 22463

National Association of Perinatal Social Workers
Address: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905-0001

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Address: 1731 King St Ste 100, Alexandria, VA 22314-2771

National Kidney Foundation of Nephrology Social Workers
Address: 30 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016-5337

Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV and AIDS 
Address: 750 1st St NE Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-8011

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network
Address: 750 1st St NE Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-8011

Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
Address: 100 N 20th St Fl 4, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1443


School Social Work Organizations

School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
Address: PO Box 1086, Sumner, WA 98390


Social Work Organizations with an Ethnic Affiliation

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)
Address: 2305 Martin Luther King Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20020

National Association of Puerto Rican / Hispanic Social Workers
Address: PO Box 651, Brentwood, NY 11717-0651


Social Work Organizations with a Religious Affiliation

Catholic Social Workers National Association (CSWNA)
Address: PO Box 498531, Cincinnati, OH 45249

North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
Address: PO Box 121, Botsford CT 06404-0121


International Social Work Organizations

International Association of Schools of Social Work
Address: 750 1st St NE Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-8011

International Association for Social Work with Groups (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups, Inc.)
Address: 2303 Winfield St, Rahway, NJ 07065-3620

International Federation of Social Work (IFSW)
Address: Landwehstr.26, 80336 Munich Germany


Forensic Social Work Organizations

National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW)
Address: 460 Smith Street, Suite K, Middletown, CT 06457


Social Work Organizations with Job Boards / Listings

Many of the NASW state chapters have job boards on their website. Some of these are free to the public while others require membership to view listings. View our NASW State Specific Chapters page to find the website of your state’s NASW chapter.