What is Human Services

The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

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Our mission is to strengthen the community of human services by:

  • Expanding professional development opportunities
  • Enhancing internal and external communications
  • Nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization
  • Promoting professional and organizational identity through certificaiton
  • Advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda

2017 NOHS National Conference

This year's conference to be held in Des Moines, IA October 18 - 21 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown.

Be sure to register for the upcoming NOHS Annual Conference Today!

Human Services Board Certified Practitioners (HSBCP's) get a 10% discount!

We Want to See YOU in Des Moines

Are you registerd for NOHS 2017?

HURRY before the kick-off of Community Connections: Bridging the Gaps between Academia, Community and the Human Service Profession!

You do not want to miss this special conference which offers grand opportunities to learn, network, and have fun -- all while increasing your knowledge and skills in building strengthening connections in your community.

Conference Highlights
*** Friday Night Gala October 20, 2017 ***
TUA (Tau Upsilon Alpha) Induction Ceremony
Formal Dinner | Free Entertainment and more!!!

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Service Learning Project

Helping others is what we do in Human Services. This year NOHS will extend support to the Beacon of Life Women Shelter in Des Moines.

Their Mission is to create an environment that empowers women in crisis to achieve positive long term change.

To show your support of this mission, please bring the following items to donate at the conference:

  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and Shave Cream
  • Dish Soap
  • Toliet Paper

For more information about Beacon of Life:

Beacon of Life
1717 Woodland Aveneu
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-244-4713 ext. 104
Contact: Julie Hewitt, Intake Coordinator
Website: Beacon of Life

The National Organization for Human Services is opposed to the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. We are committed to Social Justice and oppose this discrimination against these individuals who are brought to the United States as children and who have become contributing and productive members of our country.

The National Organization for Human Services holds the millions of people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and all states impacted by the recent hurricanes in our thoughts. Human Service Professionals will be an essential part of the disaster relief effort, providing assistance, support and resources during these unprecendented natural disasters.


Attention Members!
Summer Issue of LINK is now available!

LINK - Summer 2017

About HS-BCP

Learn more about HS-BCP...view the Slide Presentation: HS-BCP Presentation

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