About CWDA

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About CWDA

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Mission

The County Welfare Directors Association of California - CWDA - is a nonprofit 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.

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(L to R) Charlie Stuart, CWD San Joaquin County, Ron Born, CWD San Francisco, C. A. Herbage, Deputy Director SDSW, and Sam Thompson, CWD Alameda County, attended the American Public Welfare Association nationwide meeting in Chicago, December 8, 1945.

History

CWDA’s rich 80-plus year history cements its place as one of the most important social and political organizations in the landscape of local, state, and national human services policy.

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Membership

The County Welfare Directors Association membership/Board of Directors consists of the director of each California county human services department.

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Leadership

CWDA’s Executive Committee guides the association toward its mission, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is composed of six annually elected officers, who serve along with two representatives from Los Angeles County, two representatives from California’s 20 small counties, the chairs of the Fiscal and Legislative Committees, and the immediate past president. The current CWDA President chairs the Executive Committee.

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Staff

With a team of just 10 full-time staff, a handful of consultants and a Washington, D.C.-based legislative advocate, CWDA plays an invaluable role in shaping human services policies and programs on the state and federal levels. Meet the team Advancing Human Services for the Welfare of All Californians.

925 L Street, Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 443-1749
Fax: (916) 443-3202