This program was formed to assist tribal members with utility assistance, veteran’s assistance, burial assistance and unmet needs for our tribal members. These guidelines are set forth by the social service committee and passed by the business committee. This funding cycle runs from January 1, 2016 to December 30, 2016. In this packet you will find information on what programs are available and how to apply for assistance. The Social Services Department follows a first come first serve basis. All services will be offered as long as funding is available. After reading all information in this packet you will be able to apply for services correctly. Any questions can be directed to the social services department at 1-888-642-4724 or 918-542-1853 Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm and Friday 8am – 4pm. We honor most federal and tribal holidays.
Each tribal applicant should expect to be treated with respect and care. Tribal members are expected to treat the tribal staff in the same manner. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated or corrective action will be taken.
Please update all forms at the beginning of the new funding cycle. This includes;
Affidavits, authorization to release information, legal documents for minor children if living with someone other than tribal parent, address corrections, name changes and landlord/roommate/spouse forms and leases.
Due to the rapid growth of our tribe the Quapaw Tribal Business Committee has clarified the language of the resolution that took effect January 1, 2012. All new enrollees to the Quapaw Tribal Roll, excluding infants enrolled before his/her first birthday, are eligible for services provided by the Social Services/Higher Education Programs and Quapaw Tribal Member Insurance Plan 12 months from the date in which he/she was enrolled with the Quapaw Tribe.
If you have any questions you may call at any time!
Once again, as tribal members, it has been our pleasure to offer you these services!
Patti Rice, Director of Social Services
Amanda Morton, Social Services Assistant