Membership

MSSA members are connected to a network of nearly 3000 health and human service professionals and over 140 health and human service agencies spanning all budget sizes and geographic regions of Minnesota and the surrounding states. MSSA draws upon the expertise and knowledge of this network to develop programs and services that inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individuals in the health and human service field. Read our Membership FAQ for more information about membership with MSSA:

Membership FAQ
What is MSSA?
Why should I join MSSA?
How do I join?
How much does membership cost?
What type of membership is right for me?
Who are MSSA’s members?
How is MSSA different from other associations?
Where can I find more information about MSSA?

What is MSSA?
The Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA) is an association of health and human service professionals across Minnesota. We strive to provide our members with tools to better serve their clients and to advocate for issues relevant to the health and human service profession. Our membership includes professionals from all aspects of the health and human service field, including mental health, chemical health, aging, disability services, homelessness, children’s services, unemployment, case management, and more.  Our members come from all regions of Minnesota.

Why should I join MSSA?
When you join MSSA, you will gain access to a host of exclusive benefits that will help you better serve your clients, stay energized in your work, advocate for yourself and your clients, and keep you up to date on the latest news in the health and human service field. To learn more about member benefits, click here.

How do I join?
Joining MSSA online is easy! Click here and follow the instructions to set up an account. Contact Tina Marchio with questions.

How much does membership cost?
MSSA is the most comprehensive and cost-effective health and human service association in Minnesota--you won't find another health and human service association as affordable as MSSA. We offer affordable yearly memberships and membership types to fit the needs of our members.

Individual Membership Annual Dues:
Professional: $50
Retiree: $30
Foster Parent: $30
Student: $0

Agency Memberships
Agency membership dues are on a sliding scale based on budget. Please contact Tina Marchio for more information or visit our agency membership page.

What type of membership is right for me?
MSSA offers memberships tailored to individual needs:

Individual: Individual memberships are the best option for professionals who are joining MSSA on their own. MSSA offers 3 types of individual memberships:

Professional: This membership type is the best fit for individuals who are employed full-time in the health and human service field and who are not also students. Annual dues for professional memberships with MSSA are $50.00.
Retiree: Fully retired persons can take advantage of reduced membership dues of $30 annually. 
Foster Parent: This membership type is open to all foster parents at a reduced rate of $30 annually.
Student: This membership type is open to all students in a human service related undergraduate or graduate program. Student memberships are free.

Agency: Agency memberships are the best option for most agencies. Agency membership rates are on a sliding scale starting at $150 with 4 individual memberships and increasing based on agency budget. For more information on agency membership benefits, visit our agency membership page or contact Tina Marchio.

Who are MSSA’s members?
MSSA represents over 3,700 individuals and over 150 agencies. Our members come from all aspects of the health and human service field and represent a wide range of disciplines, agencies, and geographic locations across Minnesota. Our members work in areas including mental health, chemical health, aging, disability services, homelessness, children’s services, unemployment, and more. Our members are case managers, county directors, non-profit executives, direct service staff, therapists, financial workers, psychologists, social workers, state employees, and many more. 

How is MSSA different from other associations?
MSSA is the only health and human service association working across disciplines and systems in Minnesota. MSSA also offers cost-effective membership rates and hosts the largest, most comprehensive gathering of health and human service workers in Minnesota. From the time it was founded in 1893, MSSA has a long history of bringing together professionals from diverse disciplines to successfully provide education, advocacy, and networking for our members. 

Where can I find more information about MSSA?
To learn more about MSSA, browse our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @MNSocialService, or contact info@mnssa.org.