The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) is a non-profit association representing the human service directors from each of California's 58 counties. The Association's mission is to promote a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect.

To accomplish this mission, the Association:

  • Advocates for policies that will further the mission of the organization.
  • Educates state and federal policy-makers and the public regarding the impact of human services policies on individuals, communities, and county social services operations.
  • Collaborates with governmental and community-based organizations to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Facilitates effective communication between and among county social service agencies, and state and federal administrative agencies, including the exchange of knowledge and best and promising practices.