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Human Services Department
The Human Services Department consists of three separate programs: Human Services, Anishinaabek Family Services, and Behavioral Health.
Department Manager Kathy Tahtinen, MPA, CNP Phone: (231) 534-7255
Traditional Healing with Joe Syrette - Upcoming Dates
Promotes community self-sufficiency, and physical and mental well-being for Tribal members residing within the six-county service area through direct service provision, education, and community involvement within the spirit of self-governance.
Income-eligible GTB households receive financial assistance through LIHEAP, RAO, ARPA, and CSBG. Income-eligible Federally recognized tribal members are eligible for assistance through LIHEAP and CSBG.
- Emergency Heating Assistance
- Food purchase order to select stores
- Emergency food pantry
- Community Food Rescue on Mondays
Anishinaabek Family Services
To protect the best interest of Native American Children and to promote the stability and security of Indian Tribes and families by implementing the requirements established in the Indian Child Welfare Act and by Tribal customs, codes, and policies.
To facilitate the coordination of all Federal, Tribal, State, and other Social Services programs for the Tribe.
Provides Adult and Child Social Work, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Case Management, Prevention Services, and Victim Services
Behavioral Health Services
To provide intervention, clinical, prevention, and recovery support services and activities to federally-recognized Tribal members residing within the GTB six-county service area in a safe confidential environment that is a State Licensed and CARF Accredited outpatient program.
Services include Prevention Events and Educational Activities, BH Assessments, Case Management, Referrals, Michigan Driver’s License Assessments, Traditional Healer Services, Peer Recovery Coaching, Counseling, and Psychiatric Services.
Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Community Photo Request
Suicide Awareness Presentation
By Behavioral Health & Niizh Animikiig
2023 Kchi Wiikwedong Anishinaabek Maawnjidowin (Round Dance)
Presented By Cultural Department, Youth Services, & Niizh Animikiig