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About the NASW–Michigan Chapter

The Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has over 6,000 members who live and work in the State of Michigan.

NASW-Michigan helps shape legislation that affects the health, welfare and education of all people. The Chapter works with several allied organizations to promote causes and services that improve society. 

NASW-Michigan members serve as experts in several areas of social work interest, including:

  • Addictions & Substance Use
  • Aging
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Legislation & Social Policy
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Issues
  • Physical & Sexual Violence and Women’s Issues
  • Private Practice
  • Schools

The Michigan chapter is located in downtown Lansing (741 N Cedar St., Suite 100), just a few blocks from the state capital. Our state is then broken into 11 regions, each with a Regional Representative.

NASW-Michigan's Mission

The mission of NASW-Michigan is to support, promote and advocate for professional social work practice, practitioners and the social work profession, to improve the quality of life for the people of Michigan.

About NASW

The National Association of Social Workers is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 135,000 members in 56 chapters nationwide.

NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

NASW members are employed in schools, hospitals, shelters, senior centers, universities, social service agencies, clinics, corporations and the military. They can be found in all levels of leadership in the non-profit, for-profit and government sectors, including state and federal elected office. Social workers focus on improving individual well-being in the context of family and other social structures, such as work and community. According to government sources, clinical social workers are the largest group of professionally trained mental health providers in the United States, rendering the majority of counseling and psychotherapy services.

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