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Social Services

Program Services and External Resources

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ICW

VOC

Call: (866) 764-2233

VC

APS

KIN

About Samish 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.

Program Services:

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)

About Social Services:

Samish Social Services is part of the larger Health & Human Services Department offering assistance and advocacy to tribal citizens. 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.

Social Services Staff

  • Sarah Beach

    Social Services Director

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  • Amanda Huff

    Social Services Social Worker

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  • Francisco Ocampo

    Social Services Social Worker

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  • Budda Luna

    Social Services Support Specialist

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  • Emma Johnson

    Social Services Support Specialist

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Canoe Journey - Samish Landing (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Canoe Journey is landing in Samish territory for a shared dinner, followed by open floor.

Dates: 25 – 26 Jul, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Bingo Fun!


Samish Elders are invited to Bingo Fun!

Dates: 02 – 02 Aug, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 17 – 17 Aug, 2024

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Wild Waves (Federal Way)

Federal Way, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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CANCELLED - Birch Bay Waterslides (Lynden)

Blaine, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Fall Gathering


Join us for a fun afternoon!

Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2024

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Book Club: 1491 (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann.

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Bingo Fun!


Samish Elders are invited to Bingo Fun!

Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2024

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