Providing information, education, and advocacy to improve the health and welfare of all Tennesseans.

About Us

TCSW is a statewide nonprofit membership organization providing information, continuing education, and public policy awareness for Tennessee human services professionals.  


TCSW's Mission

To be the preeminent catalyst for creating and fostering broad-based networks, connecting community stakeholders and policy-makers for a better Tennessee.  We are committed to advancing the welfare of all Tennesseans, especially those most vulnerable to the effects of poverty, physical and mental illnesses, disabilities, and abuse and neglect. 

What We Do

Legislative Advocacy

TCSW provides its members with a voice on capitol hill.  Working in tandem with social service organizations from across the state, TCSW sets a legislative agenda and provides advocacy on issues that impact the organizations and the people they serve.

Professional Development

TCSW hosts high-quality professional development and networking events, which provide human service workers with opportunities to increase competence and expand their leadership skills.  TCSW conferences and workshops also provide opportunities to meet and develop relationships with other social services professionals.  Those relationships improve our knowledge of best practices and community resources and often bolster professional collaborations.   Continuing education hours are offered for workshops on a variety of current topics led by subject matter experts. 

See our Learn pages for more information about professional developmentevents across the state.

Public Education and Issue Awareness

TCSW offers onsite training on a variety of human services topics like health care reform, image and value in social services, and risk management.  Need a speaker on a specific topic?  Contact us for help. 

Connecting Community Stakeholders

TCSW helps members and others connect and collaborate to find creative solutions to meet community needs.   TCSW's Executive Director and Board Members serve on state and local boards, committees, and work groups that make a positive difference for vulnerable Tennesseans. Invite TCSW to be involved! 


TCSW is able to provide specialized human resource consultation and staff development on facilitative supervision, personnel and staffing needs, and organizational image enhancement.  Contact us for more information.     

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