Social Services Division Head
Mary Ann Carter
116 Capote Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137
The mission of the Division of Social Services is to provide quality social services in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner. The promotion of individual family and community safety, unity, and stability is a priority which shall be supported in a compassionate manner by the entire staff through the identification of strengths, the support of positive changes, and the provision of protective service for all at-risk adults, elders, and children pursuant to the provisions of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Court and any other lawful orders of a court of competent jurisdiction. The Division encourages empowering people to achieve economic and social self-determination. The Division serves each individual with respect and recognition of every person’s natural right to dignity and worth.
Services to Tribal Members
Adult Protection Services
Services are provided to adult at-risk population who are abused, neglected, or exploited.
Child Protection Services
Services are provided to those children who are abused, neglected, and endangered.
Family Preservation Services
Provides intervention and support for parents and children experiencing problems at home.
Foster Parent Program
Foster parents are recruited, trained, and compensated to provide out-of-home placement. Please contact Katheryn Jacket at 563-4735 for more information.
Indian Child Welfare Services
Provides protection for Tribal children involved in the State child welfare system.
Provides financial assistance to those who qualify.
Refers clients to appropriate local resources.
Provides services to Division staff within the Division itself.