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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.

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    Gary Gaggens

    Social Services Director

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  • Ana Cortez

    Ana Cortez

    Family Services Specialist

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  • Danielle Stock

    Danielle Stock

    Family Services Specialist

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  • Nicole Sorenson

    Nicole Patterson

    Social Services Specialist

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Support I-1631 Rally

Lacey WA
Dates: 17 – 17 Oct, 2018
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Nooksack Elder's Luncheon

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Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

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Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Artists Studio Tour

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Dates: 20 – 21 Oct, 2018
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Third Annual Health Fair

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Dates: 20 – 20 Oct, 2018
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Beading

Anacortes WA 98221
Dates: 27 – 28 Oct, 2018
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Rock Climbing

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Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes WA 98221
Dates: 01 – 01 Nov, 2018
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Píxwel Esq’áplh/Fall Camp Samish

Oak Harbor WA 98277
Dates: 02 – 04 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

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Dates: 06 Nov – 18 Dec, 2018
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Harvest Meal

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Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

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Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018
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Lights of Christmas

Stanwood WA
Dates: 29 Nov – 29 Dec, 2018
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Everett Silvertips

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Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018
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Christmas Party

Anacortes WA 98221
Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018
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Offices Closed - Holiday Break


Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019
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