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Social Services

The mission of the Samish Social Services Department is to empower families and individuals toward obtaining self-sufficiency and improving their well-being through the cooperation of tribal programs, of the community, and the cooperation of other service providers.

Social Services offers a variety of programs to promote healthy families and self-sufficiency of the Samish tribe. 

  • Indian Child Welfare (ICW) and Family Support Services
  • Kinship
  • Victims of Crime (VOC)

Samish Social Services is part of the larger Health & Human Services Department offering assistance and advocacy to tribal members. Verification of tribal enrollment is a requirement of participation. Some services are subject to availability of funds and may not be available year-round. The HHS Department also offers Health & Diabetes Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and Housing Services. Please inquire for details.

  • Caritina Gonzalez

    Caritina Gonzalez

    Social Services Director

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  • Sarah Beach

    Sarah Beach

    ICW/Family Services Specialist

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  • Reina Roethe

    Reina Roethe

    Social Services Support Specialist

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  • Donna Furchert

    ICW/Family Services Specialist

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Samish Elders Holiday Gathering

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2021

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2021 Virtual Christmas Party

Christmas Party

Dates: 04 – 04 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live! - Shawl Class

Dates: 07 – 07 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live - Shawl Class

Dates: 09 – 09 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live Chat & Craft

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2021

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