Elders, Social and Employment Services
Social and Employment Services
Social and Employment Services goal is to provide a full array of services to assist clients in overcoming many of the barriers that keep them from achieving successful self-sufficiency.
The TANF Program provides services to families with dependent children that have low or no income. Our goal is to help the TANF eligible transition toward independence.
SSI / Medicaid/ Food Stamps
The Tribe provides enrollment assistance with supplemental security income, Medicaid, and food stamp programs. Our goal is to help all qualified recipients to move forward in their lives.
The NEW Program and BIA Employment Assistance Program serves low income, unemployed or under-employed, enrolled tribal members that reside within the Tribe’s service area. The programs provide supportive services to clients to obtain or retain employment.
The Upper Skagit Elder’s Nutrition Program provides hot meals and take-out meals to tribal community Elders aged 55 and older. The Elder’s Luncheons are held at the Upper Skagit Tribal Administrative Building every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, except on holidays. Take-out meals are prepared for Elders that are homebound and their spouses or caregivers.
Elder’s take part in activities throughout the year from Lunch & Learn, to art and recreation activities. The Elders took day trips throughout the year to attend the annual inter-tribal luncheons and other tribal activities.