Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values: service; social justice; dignity and worth of the person; importance of human relationships; integrity and competence. NASW promotes; develops and protects social work practice and seeks to enhance the well-being of all individuals.

The Rhode Island Chapter is dedicated to providing services which promotes civil rights, social and economic justice for all Rhode Islanders, the profession, our members and the people they service.