Who We Are
The Social Welfare Action Alliance (SWAA) is a national
organization of progressive workers in human services.
Founded in 1985, the Alliance is based on key principles
that reflect a concern for social justice, peace and coalition
building with progressive social movements. These principles
articulate a need by social service workers for a practice
and theory that responds to progressive concerns.
SWAA chapters determine their own agendas, provide
forums for discussions and debates around local, national
and international issues. Local chapters are represented
on the national steering committee to help shape the
organization’s direction. In addition, the Alliance holds annual
national gatherings that focus on critical issues and ideas
for action to promote social change.