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Social Services

MISSION STATEMENT:
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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  • Donna Furchert

    ICW/Family Services Specialist

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  • Reina Roethe

    Reina Roethe

    Social Services Support Specialist

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Organization and Chat


Group to get together and discuss organization tips and tricks and other life events.

Dates: 13 Jan, 2021

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Yoga


One full hour led by a certified yoga instructor to get you up, moving, and connecting breath and body. Recommended for class: yoga mat or towel that won't slip, strap/neck tie/long sock, yoga block/stack of small books that won't fall over/small box that won't collapse.

Dates: 09 Apr, 2021

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Cedar Harvesting Talk


Cedar Harvesting Talk

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2021

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Cedar Harvesting Talk


Cedar Harvesting Talk

Dates: 15 – 15 Apr, 2021

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Beaded Necklaces


Beaded Necklaces

Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 2021

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Beaded Necklaces


Beaded Necklaces

Dates: 22 – 22 Apr, 2021

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History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten


History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten

Dates: 27 – 27 Apr, 2021

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History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten


History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten

Dates: 29 – 29 Apr, 2021

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Drum Making


Drum Making

Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2021

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Drum Making


Drum Making

Dates: 06 – 06 May, 2021

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Traditional Medicines Talk


Traditional Medicines Talk

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2021

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Traditional Medicines Talk


Traditional Medicines Talk

Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2021

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Song and Drum Class


Song and Drum Class

Dates: 25 – 25 May, 2021

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Song and Drum Class


Song and Drum Class

Dates: 27 – 27 May, 2021

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Shawl Making


Shawl Making

Dates: 01 – 01 Jun, 2021

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Shawl Making


Shawl Making

Dates: 03 – 03 Jun, 2021

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Quarter Bags


Quarter Bags

Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2021

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Quarter Bags


Quarter Bags

Dates: 10 – 10 Jun, 2021

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Beaded Earrings


Beaded Earrings

Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2021

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Beaded Earrings


Beaded Earrings

Dates: 17 – 17 Jun, 2021

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Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Spring Gathering

Dates: 25 – 25 Jun, 2021

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