Welcome to the Association of Black Social Workers, North Louisiana Regional Chapter.

 HOTEP 2017


           Antwan Butler, LCSW



We are honored that you have chosen to visit our website.  We want our site to serve as a resource  to help human service professionals and others in related fields of social service to become more actively involved with addressing the adverse conditions in our communities.  The ABSW-NLRC is the third of its kind in Louisiana.  It was charted in December, 1994 and became an affiliate of the National Association of Black Social Workers based in Washington, DC in February, 1995.   Establishment of the chapter is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of two of our founding members, Delton O. Abrams, LCSW, and Lisa Player, LCSW.

 The NABSW, Inc. is composed of people of African ancestry, is commited to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human service delivery, and research.

You are welcome to join in the work of changing our communities for the better together because we are Better Together!

Our Mission

The Mission of the organization is to provide and structure a forum through which African-Americans, social workers, related fields of social service and others can exchange ideas, offer services and develop programs in the interest of the black community and community at large.


Vision Statement

The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. strives to create a world in which people of African ancestry may live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural oppression.  In collaboration with national, international, and other appropriate groups, NABSW will continue to leverage its collective expertise to strategically develop the capacity of people of African ancestry to sustain and flourish.  NABSW’s vision is guided by the Principles of Nguza Saba, which is Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith, and it is also guided by the Seven Cardinal Virtues of Ma’at, which are Right, Truth Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony.

The Chapter’s Objectives

Offer service and support to existing community service providers and programs through public recognition, volunteering  professional expertise and time, and donating goods in-kind.

Offer education to area citizens, primarily youth, regarding an Afro-centric world view through sponsorship of events with a focus on African American culture and tradition.

Offer mentorship to new social service professionals and social work students through professional networking, collaboration, financial awards and public recognition.