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. Click here for more information about Human Services...

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 certification
  • Advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda

NOHS Supports the Keep Families Together Act

In collaboration with Social Work Helper, the National Organization for Human Services supports the Keep Families Together Act introduced into Congress. This bill was written with child welfare experts and it is also supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Children’s Law Center, Young Center for Immigrant Rights and the Women's Refugee Commission.

As an organization, we believe that the current policy goes against the values we hold as human services professionals to protect the vulnerable and advocate against acts of injustice.   We encourage you to support this important effort and contribute to the collective voice of human services professionals who continue to passionately fight for the most vulnerable members of our society.  We invite you to join the cause by clicking the link and signing your name  to support this act as well!:  


Give Credibility to the Work that You Do!

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HS-BCP Presentation