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Working cooperatively with the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation [DVR], several Tribes provide services to American Indians with disabilities who are seeking employment. Check website for participating programs throughout Washington state.
542 N 5th Ave Suite C Sequim, WA 98382
Also known as Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, which advocates for and promotes policy on behalf of member Tribal programs
To facilitate the Division of Child Support (DCS)’s commitment to work government-to-government with Indian tribes to manage specialized tribal caseloads and serve as a local resource on state/tribal relations and issues, work closely with families and tribes in providing and coordinating child support services, provide training, technical assistance and presentations to local tribes, recognized American Indian organizations (RAIOs), DCS staff and DSHS staff, and provide outreach services to tribes and RAIOs and represent DCS at meetings, conferences, public forums and cultural events.
1420 5th Ave, Suite 3400, Seattle, WA 98101
A non-profit organization of attorneys, judges and Indian law practitioners in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington that aim to improve the legal and political landscape for Pacific Northwest Indian communities. They represent and foster the education and welfare of Native American attorneys, paralegals and tribal court personnel of the Pacific Northwest, provide role models and mentors in the legal profession for Indian people, and encourage and promote pro bono legal work and civic involvement that benefits Indian people on reservations and in urban areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.
1420 5th Ave, Suite 3400, Seattle, WA 98101
Aims to address the unique legal needs of Native American communities statewide. The NAU emphasizes cases involving state and federal agencies’ policies and practices that have had disproportionate, adverse impacts on Native communities. Eligibility: Low-income American Indian and Alaska Natives
Native American Law Center, William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020, Seattle, WA 98195-3020
Promotes the development of Indian law, and encourages Native Americans and others with an interest in Indian law to attend law school. We also act as a resource to Indian tribes, other governments and individuals in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and across the country.
Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS)
20818 44th Ave W., Suite 120, Lynnwood WA 98036
NICS is a consortium of Native American Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is one of the only intertribal court systems in the country. Provides trial and appellate judges, assistance with code development, training and technical assistance.
A comprehensive website contains extensive resources on tribal, state, and federal law along with extensive Indian country subject-matter resources, a training events calendar, and resources from all Tribal Law and Policy Institute webinars.
Pierce AI/AN Resources
PO Box 11224 Tacoma, WA 98411
Currently NARS is offering expertise to tribes to support tribal reentry programs and connection to tribal members during incarceration. NARS’s long term goal is to begin providing direct services to Pierce County urban Indian population. For a list of local tribal health and wellness centers, please go to the website below.
2209 E 32nd St Tacoma, WA 98404
The Center provides an array of services including:
- Addiction Treatment
- Community Health
- Mental Health
- X-Ray & Lab
- Residency Program
For eligibility criteria, please visit their website.
3009 E Portland Ave Tacoma WA 98404
To provide assistance to primarily Puyallup Tribal member youth and adults who are in need of drug and alcohol screening, assessment, and referrals to treatment services, focusing on interventions, prevention and outreach services to the Native American community on or near the Puyallup Reservation. Eligibility: Applicant must be a client of the Community/Family Services Program, must be a member of a Federally Recognized Tribe, and must be 4-24 years of age. Process includes a Brief Risk Assessments, Referrals, Limited Counseling until Approval of Treatment.
3040 96th St S, Lakewood, Washington 98499
Provide programs including Commodity Food Distribution Program, Emergency Food Assistance Program, and Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
3104 SE Old Olympic Hwy Shelton, WA 98584
Provides intertribal planning, technical assistance and program management services to support each Tribe’s goal for their members. Programs offered include:
- Administration on Aging (AOA): Provide free meals for qualified elders enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
- Child Care Development Fund (CCDF): Supports in-home childcare, family care, certified day care centers, and before and after school care to eligible Indian children and their families
- Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP): To develop a community driven multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention
- Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): To reduce the impact of poverty by improving nutrition and providing education, recreational and social activities
- Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP): Provide emergency food vouchers
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR): Distributes food commodities each month
- Foster Home: Program recruits and trains foster parents and licenses/supports foster homes
- Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA): Dating/domestic violence prevention by offering assistance and support to victims
- Healthy Families (HFP): Provides services to improve child and family outcomes
- Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA): small grant administered for outreach and information to assist eligible AI/AN and Native Hawaiian elders about Medicare benefits
- Native Employment Works (NEW): Eligible tribal members receive services to support employment and job retention
- Native Women’s Wellness Program (NWWP): Promotes community awareness and education, access, referrals and free screenings for early detection of breast and cervical cancer
- Tribes Assisting Native Families (TANF): Provides financial assistance and employment/training services to needy families
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Weatherization Program for Low Income Homes: Households can receive an energy audit and receive products/services to improve energy efficiency
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Provide food and nutritional information
Skagit AI/AN Resources
708 Broadway, Ste. 300E, Tacoma, WA 98402
Currently NARS is offering expertise to tribes to support tribal reentry programs and connection to tribal members during incarceration. NARS’s long-term goal is to begin providing direct services to Pierce County urban Indian population. For a list of local tribal health and wellness centers, please go to the website below.
715 Seafarers Way, Ste. 103, Anacortes
360-899-5282 or 360-726-3367
Provides housing, social services, food and energy assistance. Some assistance is specifically for Samish members; other programs are for all Native Americans
Samish Early Learning Center and Longhouse
Early Learning Center
Head start, Early Learning Center and an Elders program.
11404 Moorage Way, LaConner, 98257
Provides a variety of culturally relevant programs that serve Swinomish and other Native Americans.
Swinomish Clinics: Serves all enrolled Native Americans from federally recognized Tribes.
7400 Reservation Rd, La Conner
17395 Reservation Road, La Conner
Swinomish Senior Center
17395 Reservation Road, La Conner
Lunch is served Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Home delivery is available for home-bound residents
Swinomish Counselling Services
17400 Reservation Road, La Conner
Counselling and psychiatric services to promote mental health wellness
Assessment, individual therapy, outpatient group sessions, DUI/Deferred Prosecutions, inpatient referral service, youth education treatment services, Medication assisted treatment (Suboxone)
Swinomish Social Services Building, 17334 Reservation Road, Anacortes
360-466-1024 (call for appointment)
8212 S. March Point Road, Anacortes
Chemical dependency and problem gambling treatment
Susan Wilbur Early Education Center
17400 Reservation Road, LaConner 98257
Preschool for toddlers (1-5 year olds) providing early child development, literacy-based curriculum, referral information and support for parents, transportation, and nutritious meals. Tribal membership not required.
The Tribe provides numerous services for its members.
Chemical Dependency Program
Employment Services/Tribal TANF Program
Child Development Center
25782 Coyote Drive, Sedro-Woolley
25944 Community Plaza Way, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-854-7000 (Administrative office)
360-676-6749 or 800-585-6749
Serving the Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Swinomish and Upper Skagit Tribal Community members in Skagit and Whatcom Counties, this program assures access to Elders and their caregivers and provides technical assistance for programs on and off the reservations. Its focused outreach uses culturally appropriate materials and a culturally relevant approach to make services understandable and effective for the Elders. It provides information, assistance in finding culturally-appropriate care for elders needing personal care and other assistance in their homes.
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