Alaska
Alaska Alliance for Direct
Service Careers (AADSC)
615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 301
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456–4218
Email: anhjf@uaa.alaska.edu
www.aadsc.org

Arizona
Arizona Direct Care
Worker Association
3003 S. Country Club Road, Suite 229
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 300-6872
www.adcwa.org/index.html

Connecticut
Connecticut Association
of Personal Assistants
Debbie Barisano
Phone: 860-643-6452
Email: info@ctapa.org
PO Box 316
Manchester, CT 06045-0316

Delaware
Delaware Certified Nursing Assistants
Pat Engelhardt
Phone: 302-239-5290
Email: daveemc@earthlink.net
1859 Graves Road
Hockessin, DE 19707-9720

Florida
Florida Professional Association
of Care Givers, Inc.
1920 Verano Drive #205
Haines City, Florida 33844
Phone:  863-421-5807
http://www.flana.org/

Georgia
Georgia Alliance of Direct
Support Professionals
Lisa Robinson
Phone: 770-499-2172
Email: lrobinson@sespecialists.net
615 Roswell Street, Suite 110
Marietta, GA 30060
http://gadsp.com/index.html

Indiana
National Association
for Direct-Care Workers of Color
John Booker
Phone: 574-289-9326
2425 Poland Street
South Bend, IN 26619-3409

Indiana Care-Givers Association
John Booker
Phone: 574-289-9326
Email: nadwoc@sbcglobal.net
P.O. Box 3036
South Bend, IN 46619

Iowa
Iowa CareGivers Association
Di Findley
Phone: 515-241-8697
Email: iowacga@aol.com
1117 Pleasant Street, Suite 221
Des Moines, IA 50309
www.iowacaregivers.org

Kansas
The Kansas Alliance for
Direct Support Professionals  (KADSP)
Kathy Olson for more information
phone: 620.421.6550 extension 1771
2601 Gabriel Parsons, Kansas 67357
http://www.kadsp.lsi.ku.edu/

Kentucky
Support Providing
Employees' of Kentucky (SPEAK)
Jeff King
Phone: 502-459-0205 x120
Email: JKing@sevencounties.org
www.dspspeak.org

Louisiana
Louisiana Direct Support Professionals
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Coalition
LSUHSC/HDC
1100 Florida Ave. #119
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-942-8289
504-942-5908 (fax)
Email:  sdelvi@lsuhsc.edu

Maine
Maine Personal Assistance
Services Association (PASA)
P. O. Box 11612
Portland, ME 04104
Toll Free: (800) 268-6612
www.mainepasa.org

Minnesota
National Alliance for Direct
Support Professionals (NADSP)
Mark Olson, President.
Phone: 612-624-1157
Email: molson@nadsp.org
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
150 Pillsbury Drive SE Room 204
Minneapolis, MN 55455
www.nadsp.org
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Direct Support Professionals
David Johnson
Phone: 603-206-2743
david.johnson@moorecenter.org
132 Titus Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103
http://nhddc.org/index.html

New York
National Clearinghouse
on the Direct Care Workforce
349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 402-4138
Toll Free: (866) 402-4138
Fax: (718) 585-6852
Clearinghouse@PHInational.org
www.directcareclearinghouse.org

North Carolina
Direct-Care Workers
Association of North Carolina
P.O. Box 37365 
Raleigh, NC 27627 
(919) 327-9732 
www.dcwa-nc.org

Career Nursing Assistants
Network of North Carolina
Melvin Whitley
Phone: 919-596-9691
Email: tellmelvin@nc.rr.com
2614 Harvard Ave.
Durham, N.C.27703

Ohio
National Network
of Career Nursing Assistants
Jeni Gipson
Phone:330-825 9342
Fax: 330-825 9378
Email: cnajeni@aol.com
3577 Easton Road
Norton, OH 44203
www.cna-network.org

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Direct Care
Workers Association
Better Jobs Better Care-PA
Karen Reever
Phone: 215-545-5728
Fax: 215-546-9963
Email: reever@carie.org
100 N. 17th St., Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

CARE
Tamara Dunlap
Phone:717-799-1858
tamaradunlap2003@yahoo.com

Schuylkill County Direct
Care Professionals Association
Lori Michael
Phone: 570-385-8450
Email: jlskm@verizon.net
223 Route 61 South
Shuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Tennesse
Direct Support Professionals
Association of Tennesse
Earl Foxx Jr.
Phone: 615-248-5878, ext. 29
Email: efoxx@dspat.org
151 Athens Way Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37228
www.dspat.org

Texas
Texas Association
of Nursing Assistants
www.texasana.com

Vermont
Vermont Association of
Professional Care Providers
Community of Vermont
Elders (COVE)
Susan Gordon
Phone: 802-229-4731
Email: vapcp@vermontelders.org
PO Box 1276
Montpelier, VT 05602
www.vermontelders.org

Virginia
Virginia Association of
Personal Care Assistants
1716 East Franklin St, #200
Richmond, VA 23223
1-800-893-8343
http://www.virginiapca.org/

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association
for Caregiver Excellence
Jackie Houser
Phone: 608-296-2052
2913 Pelham Rd
Madison, WI 53713

Wisconsin Direct Caregiver Alliance
C/O Cooperative Care
PO Box 620
Wautoma, WI 54982
P: 612.272.0281
info@wicaregivers.com
Joining an organization is a great way for CNAs to meet others who are going through some of the same issues.  Some of he challenges that CNAs encounter such as problems with co workers and dealing with patient death can drain you both mentally as well as physically.

When a CNA face various challenges on the job, knowing where to turn to or who to talk to about what you're facing can be a great relief. A good organization can help you with like minded people who know what you are struggling with and can offer not only support but suggestions on how to deal with the various challenges. A CNA organization can also be a medium to share not only your challenges on the job but also the successes you have.
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