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The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1975. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of human services and promoting excellence within the profession. NOHS supports a diverse network of professionals, educators, and students by providing valuable resources, professional development opportunities, and a platform for advocacy and collaboration. We strive to promote the highest standards in human services and to advance the field. NOHS offers a platform for members to connect, share resources, and engage in meaningful dialogue about the challenges and opportunities in human services today. Our organization plays a vital role in addressing the complex needs of individuals and communities, ensuring that human services practitioners are well-equipped to make a meaningful impact.


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.


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.


To strengthen individuals and communities transformed through human services.


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.


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