Social Services

The Social Services Department's mission is to assist families in maintaining strength in a healthy community structure by helping to solve issues experienced by children, parents and Elders in the majority community. Those receiving services include tribal citizens who request them, or those citizens on whose behalf services are requested. All those individuals who are members of federally-recognized tribes residing within the service delivery area will receive information and referral. Specific grant programs may be restricted to prescribed eligibility criteria, and membership status in the Pokagon Band.

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Emergency Food Packages Available on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday – June 3, 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

  • Thursday – June 4, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Friday – June 5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

We will be handing out emergency food packages.  This is the monthly emergency food package.  You may pick up one for your household and one package for two other households (ONE PACKAGE PER HOUSEHOLD) as long as you have a copy of their tribal ID and a signed note.  Phone calls allowing a pick up will not be accepted.

The contents of the package is the same as the Easter baskets we have been handing out.  Two cans of vegetables, a box of au gratin potatoes, and a ham.  This will continue until all hams are gone.

If you have come in for an emergency food package this month (Monday or Tuesday) you may not receive another during this time.

When coming to pick up, please stay in your car and someone will be out to take your name and id number.  Please have a door unlocked or the tailgate popped so that we can put the package in your car.  Please form a single file line, staying in between the cones.

For any other information, contact Commodities at (269) 782-4300

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Need help? Check out our programs below to see how our department can serve you.

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Contact Social Services
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(269) 782-4300

COVID-19 Related Services

Elders Meals: (269) 782-0765

Family Welfare Services: (269) 783-6326

  • Indiana Centralized Intake (800) 800-5556

  • Michigan Centralized Intake (855) 444-3911

Commodities / Food Services: (269) 782-4300

 

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Payment Assistance Programs
Child Care Development Fund
Emergency Services Initiative
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Heating Program

Food Assistance
Emergency Food Program
Food Commodities Program

Domestic Violence Assistance
Domestic Violence Program
For Kids’ Sake Program

Individual and Family
Burial Fund
Elders Services
Foster Care Program
Healthy Families Program
Indian Child Welfare
Supplemental Assistance Program

The Department's mission is to assist families in maintaining a strong family in a healthy community structure by providing assistance in solving problems experienced by children, parents and Elders in the majority community. Those receiving services include tribal citizens who request them, or those citizens on whose behalf services are requested. All those individuals who are members of federally-recognized tribes residing within the service delivery area will receive information and referral. Specific grant programs may be restricted to prescribed eligibility criteria, and membership status in the Pokagon Band.

Contact Us
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(269) 782-4300