Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

The Arizona Chapter is dedicated to promoting the quality and effectiveness of social work practice in a state rich with diversity. Wherever you work, whomever you serve, the National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter is your link to ideas, information, resources and the brightest and best social workers in the state.


The mission of the AZ Chapter of NASW is to unite and support social workers for the betterment of communities.


The Arizona Chapter is divided into four geographically-defined branches.

Branch 1 includes Gila, LaPaz, Maricopa (the metro Phoenix area), Pinal and Yuma counties;
Branch 2 covers Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima (Tucson area) and Santa Cruz counties;
Branch 3 includes Apache, Coconino, Mohave and Navajo counties, plus the towns of Payson, Sedona and Cottonwood;
Branch 4 covers West Yavapai County, which consists of Prescott and its surrounding area.
*Each branch is overseen by a chairperson who organizes activities and coordinates communication in that part of the state.