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Social Services Mission Statement
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The mission of the Burns Paiute Social Services Programs is to provide comprehensive and Culturally relevant services to meet the financial, social and emotional needs of individuals, families and children.
Social Services is made up of several programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Burns Paiute Tribal members and Native American living in Harney County. The Programs include child welfare, elders services, foster home certification, General Assistance, Child Care, Food Distribution, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs, Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Program, Mental Health Program, Tobacco Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Strategic Prevention Framework Data Collection and Prevention, and the TuWaKii-Nobi after school program. Please see the above tabs for contact information and services offered thru these programs.
Indian Child Welfare Act
The Child Protection services are provided for children who are Tribal members, or eligible to be enrolled in the Burns Paiute Tribe. Investigations referrals and services will be provided to Indian Child Welfare Cases. Social Services also works with Native American Families through the Burns Paiute Tribal Courts and any State Court. We provide regular training on child abuse prevention, outreach to children, foster home certifications, and skill building services for youth.