GPHSA Mission

GPHSA’s mission is to support Georgia’s professional staff who serve individuals, families, and children.

We accomplish our mission of supporting Georgia’s professional staff through Education, Advocacy, Professional Networking and Communication.

Our Annual Training Conference each fall provides intensive high-quality education to human service professionals from across the state of Georgia. We also offer workshops with state-of-the-art information for our members on a quarterly basis. The GPHSA Foundation aims to build the professional capacity of our members through grants for continuing education.

GPHSA develops an annual legislative agenda to advocate for improvements in the social services system and advocates for the professional staff who work in this system. We have a long history of effective advocacy for families, children, and those who serve them.

GPHSA holds a variety of events throughout the year. Our annual training has over 600 participants over a three-day period. Our quarterly training events are combined with our GPHSA Board meetings. Each year, we have a Reception to meet face-to-face with the Legislators that serve our districts and advocate for the needs of our staff. Networking is also achieved through member involvement in GPHSA Committees.

GPHSA maintains communication with our members through regular communications from the Executive office, legislative updates during the session, the GPHSA website,, and social media. These events and other communication facilities offer the opportunity for recognition of our corporate partners and sponsors.