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Social Services Division

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.

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Services to Tribal Members

Adult Protection Services

Services provided to adult at risk population that are abused, neglected, or exploited.

Child Protection Services

Services 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.

General Assistance

Provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

Referral Services

Provides assistance to clients to appropriate local resources.

Administrative Staff

Provides services to Division staff within the Division itself.