The Mission of NASW Alaska

The mission of the NASW Alaska Chapter is to advance the profession of social work, address the professional needs of a diverse membership and to facilitate change which enhances quality of life and promotes social justice.

NASW Alaska Chapter believes that:

  • Each individual has inherent value
  • Every person has the right to live in a safe, productive environment
  • Social workers have a responsibility to individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and society
  • Social workers must promote self-reliance and responsibility
  • Social work is hallmarked by professional education and practice wisdom
  • Diverse membership strengthens our organization

We believe that the NASW Alaska Chapter, as an organization, has the:

  • Responsibility to promote social justice
  • Responsibility to recognize and support diversity and build on the strengths of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Responsibility to promote and advance the standing of the social work profession.
  • Responsibility to respond to the professional needs of our members
  • Obligation to expand and improve continuing professional education and professional development

Where To Find Us:

National Association of Social Workers - Alaska Chapter


Mailing address:

PO Box 2043

Jefferson City, MO 65102


Physical address:

324 E 5th Ave

Anchorage, AK 99501


Phone: +1 907 332-6279


Fax: +1 573 635 6728


Office Hours:

Please call between 0600 and 1300 AKST.


Anchorage office temporarily unstaffed.


Please see Special Announcement from Board

Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is TBD.  Please click the link below to contact your regional representatives for details on how to participate.

Licensing Board

The next Licensing Board meeting is on Thursday, Aug 27 and  Friday , Aug 28, 2015 in Anchorage. Public comment is on Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. at 550 West 7th, Room 1560.

Please contact the Board of Directors for more information.

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