About Us


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Our Mission

The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) is a nonprofit organization representing Human Service practitioners, educators, students and future Human Service Professionals. NOHS works to support all Human Service Professionals in our primary purpose to assist individuals and communities to function as effectively as possible in all major domains of living.

Purpose:

To promote connection among Human Service Professionals, students, and educators in:
  • Providing a medium for collaboration, communication, and connections among individuals associated with the field of human services;
  • Facilitating excellence in the delivery of human services;
  • Supporting the ethical conduct in the human service field;
  • Fostering excellence in teaching, research and curriculum planning;
  • Providing resources and opportunities for Human Service Professionals in their professional development;
  • Promoting social justice through advocacy and policy evaluation.

Our Vision

To strengthen individuals and communities transformed through human services.


Our Values/Guiding Principles 

We believe in:
  • The capacity of human growth and change.
  • Advocating for social justice.
  • Recognizing and utilizing peoples' strengths and abilities.
  • Supporting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
  • Promoting collaboration and accountability.
  • Including all members of the human services community.

About 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.