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Tribal Family Services

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To report child abuse, call 1-800-478-4444 or email ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov.

Contact Adult Protective Services at 1-800-478-9996 or complete the State of Alaska’s Report of Harm form

Contact the Elder Services Coordinator, Jackie Ladd, at elders@eyak-nsn.gov.  

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Tribal Family Services encompasses tribal members from all stages of life.  We provide programs to encourage healthy living and cultural connection. 

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Elder Services

The Elder Service Program assists and coordinates services and activities for Alaska Native and American Indian Elders (55 and older). These services provide a healthy lifestyle and encourage our elders and youth to interact and share our traditions, culture, and crafts across multiple generations.

For more information, please contact: 
Jackie Ladd, Elder Services Coordinator, 
elders@eyak-nsn.gov  

907-424-2230

Elder Services 

Collaborates with CCMC senior food and monthly gatherings.

Transportation for errands, grocery shopping, post office and events 

Provides limited homemaker and chore services.

Support and resources for elderly caregiving.

Memory Care in Alaska

Weekly medication in med sets for homebound elders.

Health and wellness information provided monthly; as well as, home visits, phone calls and periodic well-being checkups.

A food cache for elders of traditional foods is distributed when available. 

This is provided on an as needed basis for local and out of town medical appointments.

Elder Activities 
  • Weekly Elder Sewing Circle each Tuesday at the Ilanka Cultural Center 
  • Monthly Elder Mug-ups, visit with friends and enjoy nutritional foods 
  • Elder/Youth summer activities to promote preservation of local traditions, knowledge, subsistence living, and cultural practices 
  • Sobriety Celebration Elder Hospitality room 
  • Attending the Elder/Youth Conference and AFN 
  • Collaboration with DENR Department for king salmon subsistence and educational opportunities for elder involvement with fishwheel activities
  • Thanksgiving turkey baskets & pie social 
  • Christmas gift cards 
Forms & Flyers

ICWA

The Indian Child Welfare Act was created in 1978 to help protect the connection of Native Children in State custody to their culture and to their tribe. The Tribal Council appoints the ICWA Coordinator as the legal representative for the tribe in ICWA cases. The Tribal Council decides all actions in ICWA cases. ICWA does not apply to child custody cases. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Trumblee, ICWA Coordinator, icwa@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-2227

What ICWA CAN Do
  • Conduct inquiries for OCS, DHS agencies for connection to the Tribe.
  • Intervene in Child In Need of Aid (CINA) cases.
  • Assist with OCS investigations.
  • Provide legal representation and attend all court hearings.
  • Assist all legal parties for the best interest of the child.
  • Help with resources.
  • Conduct diligent family searches.
  • Conduct on-going placement searches.
  • Provide resources for foster parents.
What ICWA CANNOT Do
  • Does not apply to child custody cases.
  • Does not take children out of parent’s custody.
Forms & Flyers

Family Program Services

Family Program Services plans and holds youth and community events in order to support tribal youth and families, promote Eyak culture and provide fun activities for all families. 

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Weaver, Family Program Coordinator, nvefamilies@eyak-nsn.gov 

907-424-2246

Family Program Services 

Support and resources for families through monthly activities and quarterly events.

Certified car seat technician available for the community for proper car seat installation as needed. Car seat check-up events are held two times each year. 

Outreach to all families through various family program activities and monthly community wellness events. See Family Program Activities section on the right.

Offers traditional and cultural education and awareness, coordinates the Miqwanwasaq day camp in the summers, coordinates Peksulineq Culture week in Tatitlek applications, coordinates Nuuciq Spirit Camp yearly through Chugach Alaska Corporation, and helps facilitate the elementary school cultural week.

Manages the Tribal Youth Council that is designed for tribal members grades 7-12 to provide a collective voice and representation.

NVE offers eight $100 activity scholarships each year for tribal youth who have not yet graduated from high school. 

Collaboration with Ilanka Cultural Center and local agencies in order to coordinate family activities.

Family Program Activities 
  • Moms, Pops and Tots for children 0-4 held on Mondays from 10:00am to noon following the school year calendar.
  • Backpack Bash provides school supplies to all school-aged tribal members yearly.
  • Builder Buddies for K-8th Grade tribal members and their male parent or care-giver for monthly STEM projects.
  • Monthly community wellness events. Topics will be determined each month. 
  • After School Club offering cultural activities after school.
  • Car Seat Check-up Events twice yearly.
  • Tribal Youth Council meetings.
Forms & Flyers

TFS Prevention/Activity/Events Coordinator

This position is responsible for prevention activities, the FDPIR food program. BIA General Assistance, and assisting with the caregivers program.

For more information, please contact: Heather Thorne
 heather.thorne@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-7738

TFS Family Violence Prevention

Virtual prevention of child, elder and domestic violence abuse

Collaboration with agencies within the community and with outside agencies

TFS Activities
  • Outreach and education to the community.
  • Participation in the annual health fair and Sobriety Celebration.
  • Monthly awareness activities.
Forms & Flyers

Food Assistance Programs:
TEFAP (Food Bank of AK) & FDPIR

TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and FDPIR (Federal Distribution Program on an Indian Reservation) provides food to low-income families on a monthly basis. Cordova residents may apply for both programs.

FDPIR: Increasing Access to Healthy Foods on Indian Country

TEFAP: Strengthening the Nation’s Nutrition Safety Net and Supporting American Agriculture.

For more information and to schedule an application interview, please contact:
Vivian Lian
food@eyak-nsn.gov
907-424-COOK (2665)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TEFAP income limits and automatic qualifiers are listed on the TEFAP application. For FDPIR eligibility requirements, contact Vivian Lian to discuss and schedule your application interview to see if you qualify.

Household members are permitted to participate in both the TEFAP (Food Bank of Alaska) and FDPIR at the same time. However, dual participation in SNAP and FDPIR are not permitted in the same month.

Schedule an appointment with Vivian Lian, Food Assistance Program Manager, by emailing food@eyak-nsn.gov or by calling 907-424-COOK (2665) during regular NVE office hours. Walk-ins welcome at the Masonic Hall between 10AM-3PM Mondays and Wednesdays.

Forms & Flyers
What Foods Does the Program Offer?

Each month, income eligible households receive food items to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet.

Participants may select from a large assortment of shelf-stable, frozen and fresh foods. Selection varies month to month. Examples include:

  • Eggs, dairy, and cheese
  • Dried and canned beans
  • Butter and oil
  • Macaroni and cheese, pasta, cereal, rice, and other grains
  • Canned fruits, vegetables and soups
  • Canned and frozen meats, poultry, fish
  • Canned soups, spaghetti sauce
  • Flour, cornmeal, bakery mix, crackers
  • Juice, dried fruit and nuts
  • Produce

TFS Victim Advocacy and Response Coordinator

This position is responsible for the Native Village of E yak’s domestic violence and sexual assault  and children’s advocacy center programs.

 

907-424-7738

TFS Family Victim Advocacy and Response Coordinator

Provide services to Alaska Native and American Indian victims of domestic violence. Collaborate with local resources and outside agencies. Provide support, resources, and advocacy for clients. 

Provide services to all children in the community who have experienced abuse, neglect or maltreatment. 

Provide forensic interviews and exams to community members who are victims of sexual assault over the age of 16 through a collaboration between Law Enforcement, Advocacy and Medical.

 

Contact person for three day emergency shelter for domestic violence or sexual assault victims

TFS Family Victim Advocacy and Response Coordinator Activities
  • Participates in community wide activities such as the Health Fair and NVE hosted events.
  •  Collaboration with TFS departments and city agencies

FORMS & FLYERS

Questions? Contact Tribal Family Services

PO Box 1388
110 Nicholoff Way
Cordova, Alaska 99574
MON-FRI 8:00 am - 5:00 pm