Social Services & Housing
Social Services & Housing Department
"It will be accomplished. One generation at a time."
Indian Child Welfare
ICW is funded through Self-Governance funding and provides services to Miami Tribal children and families that support the Indian Welfare Act. We currently assist children involved in or at-risk of involvement in abuse and neglect cases.
The Weeciilamakinciki Program or "We Help Them" Program is funded through Public Law 102-477 and provides educational and career resources to Native American persons, as well as support services. We currently provide assistance based on each individual?s needs. Miami Tribal members receive preference.
A resource room is available to those participating in the Weeciilamakinciki Program for use to develop resumes, conduct job searches, fax applications, receive helpful interview tips, etc. Sign up at the Social Services & Housing Department front desk.
The Miami Tribe offers supervised visitation services for children and their families involved in Tribal and State Court cases. The supervision room is arranged to replicate a family room and is supplied with age appropriate activities geared toward children and adults interacting with one another. The room is equipped with a mirrored glass, audio and video recording and surveillance and has experienced supervisors who interact and educate families during the visit. Court reports and court testimony must be requested in advance. Contact Social Services & Housing for more information.
The Substance Abuse Program is funded through Indian Health Services and provides education, prevention and treatment for children, adults, families and communities about alcohol and/or illegal drug use and abuse. We currently provide in-house and referral services to Native American persons with Miami Tribal members receiving preference.
Indian Housing Block Grant
The IHBG is funded through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and provides services to Native Americans in the following areas: Indian Housing Assistance, Indian Housing Development, Crime Prevention, and Housing Management Services. Miami Tribal members receive preference.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LIHEAP is funded through the Administration for Children & Families and provides services to Native American individuals and families in the following areas: Heating Assistance, Cooling Assistance, Crisis Assistance, and Weatherization Assistance. Miami Tribal members receive preference.
The Social Services & Housing Department offers new and gently used items free of charge to Native American individuals and families. The closet most often carries items such as: children?s, men?s and women?s clothing and shoes, toiletries, assorted home furnishings, toys, books, small appliances, assorted baby items, etc. We happily accept new or gently used donations and provide receipts for tax deduction purposes.