• Our Mission

    Organize Social Workers and Related Health Services professionals to strengthen, develop and improve the resources and services available to best meet the needs of the communities we serve.

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    Social Work Canvassing Pilot Program

    Algún Día volunteers canvassing the New York City subway

    ADVOCACY: The Algún Día Project


    A three-month project seeking to understand and address the immediate needs of migrant children candy sellers in the New York City subway. A community collaboration between 20 Social Workers across NYS and formerly undocumented immigrants, DREAMers and DACA recipients, canvassed the subways of NYC to get to the heart of how to help.


    Since then, we have garnered the support of community based organizations, elected officials and the Mayor's Office of Health and Human Services to collaboratively address the needs of a population that has fallen between the cracks.


    Thank you to all the Social Workers that have committed their time, effort and expertise in bringing more awareness to this issue and initiating a city-wide collaboration.

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    February 2024

    The National Association of Puerto Rican Hispanic Social Workers is pleased to announce Tiffany Hervas as Interim President. As a 2014 Student Scholarship Recipient, 2016 Scholarship Brunch keynote speaker, and an active member of the association throughout the developing years of her career, she brings a wealth of diverse experience and leadership in the nonprofit sector. She is committed to the association’s mission to organize Social Workers and Related Health Services professionals to strengthen, develop and improve the services available to Latinos.

    Tiffany Hervas, LMSW is a social entrepreneur by profession with a background in program development, financial management and philanthropy. She is nationally known as a thought leader on Financial Therapy and Trauma, and the Founder/ CEO of Resilient Wealth Consulting specializing in philanthropy for organizations that serve marginalized communities and personal finance first generation professionals and families of mixed status. She has trained mental health and financial professionals alike toward supporting their clients in healing their relationships with money through a trauma informed and culturally responsible lens. Her experience has ranged within providing psychological evaluation for immigration petitions, supporting human trafficking survivors, and survivors of intimate partner violence, leading advocacy initiatives for psychedelic-assisted therapy, and is a national speaker on mental health and financial wellbeing. With over a decade of advocacy in social justice issues, she has planted her flag in the fight toward economic empowerment, educational justice, immigration, and support for mental health and human services professionals.
    She is Ecuadorian-born, and New York raised, by Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian parents who have shaped and inspired deep appreciation for culture, community and service. She obtained her Associate Degree in Psychology from Suffolk Community College, a Bachelor of Social Work from Stony Brook University and Master of Social Work from Hunter College, with a focus on community organizing, planning and development.


    Advisory Board: Lou Medina (Immediate Past President), and Lynda Ayala- Perdomo.


    About NAPRHSW

    A non-profit organization founded in 1983 by a group of Puerto Rican Social Workers dedicated to the enhancement and general welfare of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic families.

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    December 2023

    A special thank you to our...

    Honorary Co-Hosts: Senator Luis R. Sepulveda, Assemblymember George Alvarez, Assemblymember Steven Raga and Councilmember Lincoln Restler.


    Host Committee: Liz Conde, Christopher Durosinimi, Luisa Lopez, Daniel Flores, Mariana Lopez, Angel Vidal, Joshua Clennon, Dr. Edith Chapparo, Vonmarie Thomas, Jacob Kimbarow, Ann Marie Vazquez and Alexis Pena.


    Sponsors: Bird In Hand, Manhattanville Rehab Tenant Association, West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC), Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund, Revolution Financial Management, Resilient Wealth Consulting, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Latinx and Social Work/ Sandoval Colab and The Latoya Rucker Foundation.

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    On June 11, 2022, NAPRHSW hosted a

    "Celebration of Life"

    in honor of

    Sonia Palacio Grottola's

    accomplishments and love of life.

    The celebration was attended by membership, family and friends of our beloved Sonia. It was held at the Evergreen Charter School by our gracious host and Executive Director of Circulo de la Hispanidad, Gil Bernardino. The beautiful celebration included Sonia's life profile, prayers, songs, poetry and many individuals sharing their fond memories.

    Rest in Peace Sonia


    Left to Right: Legislator Samuel Gonzalez, Lois Logan, Chair, Scholarship Committee,
    Pilar Delgado, HONOREE, Maria Elena Girone, Board Member, Sonia Palacio-Grottola, HONOREE, Gladys Serrano, HONOREE, Rose, Assemblyman Phil Ramos' Office, Dilcia Granville, Gala Chair,

    and Louis Medina, NAPRHSW, President.

    Photography by: Walter Sanchez

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    Left to Right: Grace Gomez, Adelphi University, Lorenz Zavala, School of Social Work at Columbia University, Millerlandy Acevedo, School of Social Work at Stony Brook University, Bidania Criscuolo, School of Social Work at Stony Brook University, Mayra DePena, School of Social Work at Stony Brook University. Missing from photo Enmanuel Garcia, Fordham University.

    Photography by: Walter Sanchez

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