Social Services

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Social Services Mission

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.

 

Contact Social Services

(269) 782-4300
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pokagon COVID Helpline
(888) 723-5462

 

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

 

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 Assistance

Burial Fund
Elders Services
Foster Care 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.