Mission and Vision

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), founded October 1, 1955, is the largest and most recognized membership organization of Professional social workers in the world. Representing more than 145,000 members from 56 chapters in the United States and abroad, the Association promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy.

The NASW Montana Chapter is a state chapter of the NASW. It has approximately 500 members.

NASW Montana Mission Statement

Montana NASW is a professional membership organization that defines best social work practice, promotes, develops and protects the social work profession and advances sound public policy that meets human needs and improves the quality of life in Montana.

NASW Montana Chapter Vision Statement

A strong association with political clout that provides members the support they need for their work.

The association shall at all times recognize and carry out a threefold responsibility: (1) to promote activities appropriate to strengthening and unifying the social work profession as a whole, (2) to promote the sound and continuous development of the various area of social work practice whereby the profession contributes to the meeting of particular aspects of human need, and (3) to promote efforts in behalf of human well-being by methods of social action.