Thursday, August 28, 2014  

Human Services


Suquamish Human Services Dept.
18490 Suquamish Way
Suquamish, WA 98392
360.394.8463 phone
360.598.6740 fax


Sub-Departments:

- Health Benefits
- Wellness Program
- Youth Center
- Community Health / Nutrition
- Elders' Program
- WWIETP
- Safe Havens Domestic Violence Prevention
- Employment Assistance Program


Services provided to Tribal Members:

Health Benefits (360.394.8466) assists Tribal members in obtaining medical, dental, vision and hearing care, including needed medical equipment. The program also assists clients in accessing all available alternate resources including other state and federal programs such as DSHS, Veterans' Services, Social Security and Medicare. Health Benefits is also responsible for managing the annual enrollment of Tribal members and members of other tribes wo live on the reservation in the Suquamish Tribe's Health Benefits Plan.

The Elders' Program provides five meals per week from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM at the Suquamish Village lunchroom, as well as meal delivery to homebound disabled persons who live on or near the Reservation.

Elders' Foot Care is the first Thursday of each month at the Elders' Lodge.

Other services include transportation for shopping and medical appointments, respite and chore services, and assistance with minor home repair and yard work, as well as garbage pick-up.

The Community Health Program includes the Office of the Community Health Nurse (360.394.8468), which includes the WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Office, the Community Fitness Program, and the Community Nutrition Program. The Office of the Community Health Representative (360.394.8467) oversees the Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Small Tribes of Western Washington (STOWW) commodity food service, and the Emergency Food Voucher Program.

The Western Washington Indian Employment Training Program (WWIETP) assits unemployed or underemployed Tribal members with classroom training and work experience.

The Employment Assistance Program assists Tribal members in removing barriers to employment, including assistance with childcare or transportation costs, and/or work equipment, clothing, licenses, or training.

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