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Housing

Vision
To see that every tribal member can access housing that meets their individual needs and is free from any form of discrimination.

Mission Statement
To provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing for Tribal members through supportive and orderly community development; offer services that support social, physical and community housing activities and education to promote harmony, cooperation and values.

Goals

  • Develop a Case Management Service Delivery Model that focuses on family strengths, skills and asset development and access to community resources.
  • Develop and implement Homelessness Prevention programs for families at risk of or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
  • Work with Native families to understand their unique housing needs, tailoring our services to address those needs, helping families move toward independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Develop community outreach efforts that will allow us to reach Tribal members that need services offered through the housing department.
  • Create a life skills education program that is individualized and tailored toward the unique needs/barriers of our clientele, to ensure successful outcomes toward self-sufficiency goals and permanent housing.

Objectives:

  • To ensure that all tribal families have stable housing and skills to retain their housing.
  • Provide financial assistance and supportive services to households – creating housing plans that will ensure families can manage monthly housing cost once our assistance has come to an end.
  • To provide not just a place to live, but a way to live for all tribal member that is safe, without fear and includes integrated services offered throughout the tribe.
  • To build effective relationships with Landlords located within our 10-county service area that is willing to partner with and support our efforts in ensuring tribal families have safe and affordable housing.
  • Tribal members will demonstrate an increase in life skills acquisition, particularly in the areas of budget management, conflict management, community resource awareness and acquisition.

Eligibility Criteria for all programs offered through housing:

  1. You must meet established income eligibility.
  2. You must be enrolled in a federally recognized Indian Tribe.
  3. You must live within our 10-County Service Area: 

Our Service Population for all programs offered through housing: 

Elders, Families with Children, Families without Children, Persons with a disability, Single Individual (18 years and older), and Veterans.

For detailed information on each of the housing programs offered, or to request an application, please call, fax or email us.  

Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Herb Gardens

Anacortes, WA

Do you want to learn more about garden herbs while making a planter of your own?

Dates: 24 – 24 Apr, 2019

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Samish Diabetes Conference and Wellness Gathering

Anacortes, Washington, 98221

Join us on May 4th from 9am to 3pm for the Annual Samish Diabetes Conference and Wellness Gathering. This year's theme is “Keep Your Eyes Healthy: Protect Vision and Prevent Eye Disorders”

Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2019

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Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

Anacortes, WA

We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

Dates: 09 – 09 May, 2019

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Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

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Paddle Workshop Part 5

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

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Youth Rock Climbing

Burlington, WA 98233

Youth ages 8 - 18 are going indoor rock climbing!

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

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Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Medication Management

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about managing medication, not sure of the best options, come to our presentation from the Samish Health Department to learn more.

Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2019

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Samish Youth Trip to Cypress Island: Culture and Land Stewardship

Anacortes, WA

Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by May 4.

Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019

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Teaching of Cedar Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar series, the third of three classes. Please RSVP to save your spot!

Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2019

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Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

Anacortes, WA

It's our final week of preparations! Samish Elders Program Luncheon planning, organization and set-up will be happening all week.

Dates: 24 – 28 Jun, 2019

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Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

Anacortes, WA

Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019

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2nd Annual Samish Film Festival

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Two evenings of films and documentaries focused on native stories.

Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2019

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Cultural Boat Trip - June

Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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June Cultural Day

Anacortes, WA 98221

A day of cultural activities and lunch.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine, WA 98230

You are invited for a day of fun at Birch Bay Waterslides!

Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

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Canoe Journey Landing at Samish

Anacortes, WA

Tribal Canoe Journey lands at Samish!

Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

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Youth Backpacking

Anacortes, WA, 98221

Youth Backpacking for ages 8 - 18. RSVP by July 8.

Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

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Cultural Boat Trip - August

Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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Wild Waves

Federal Way, WA 98003

Join us for day of fun in the water!

Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

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Camp Samish

Bow, WA, 98232

We will have cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more!

Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019

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