About the Indian Child Welfare Program
The main objective of the ICW program is to guarantee the well-being, safety, and welfare of youth enrolled in the ICW Program. This is achieved by delivering culturally suitable, easily accessible services and assistance to these young individuals and their families. These efforts are meant to protect the young people's best interests and bring families back together when possible.
- Legal advocacy
- Cultural connection
- Referral to services for needs that are not met by the ICW program
- Connection with tribal and local resources
The Indian Child Welfare program is non-voluntary. Program participants must be eligible or enrolled Samish citizens and have open or active cases involving state child welfare or protection. Services are provided in all 50 states. Inquire with a Samish Social Services ICW program navigator to learn more about program services and eligibility.
Indian Child Welfare Program Navigators