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Vocational Rehabilitation

We help people identify their strengths, prepare for jobs, and achieve and maintain employment.

To Qualify:

  • Have a disability that is holding you back from getting and keeping a job.
  • Be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
  • Live in our 5 county service area.  Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, or San Juan County.
  • Have the desire to work.

Contact us today if you or someone you know might be interested in making an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Goal statement

Operate a culturally appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation program that will provide services to American Indians/Alaskan Natives with disabilities who reside in the Samish Indian Nation’s service delivery area, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, and business ownership.

Services we can provide to help gain employment (partial list)

  • Career counseling
  • Job training
  • Provide specialized equipment
  • Medical appointments
  • Interpreters for the deaf
  • Referral to mental health services
  • Referral to drug & alcohol services
  • Job placement services
  • Job retention services
  • Cultural awareness & healing

Samish Vocational Rehabilitation provides and supports traditional healers, spiritual counseling and other culturally related activities that support Native Americans in their employment goals.

Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes
Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2018
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Cultural Boat Trip - Sept

Anacortes
Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes
Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Huskies Native American Appreciation Night

Seattle
Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes
Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2018
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Wool Workshop 1 of 2

Anacortes
Dates: 29 – 30 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes
Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2018
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Upper Skagit Elder's Luncheon

Sedro Woolley
Dates: 11 – 11 Oct, 2018
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Wool Workshop 2 or 2

Anacortes
Dates: 13 – 14 Oct, 2018
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Nooksack Elder's Luncheon

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

Anacortes
Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Artists Studio Tour

Anacortes
Dates: 20 – 21 Oct, 2018
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Beading

Anacortes
Dates: 27 – 28 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

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

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

Anacortes
Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2018
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Harvest Meal

Anacortes
Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes
Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes
Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2018
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Everett Silvertips

Everett
Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes
Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2018
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Christmas Party

Anacortes
Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018
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