Community & Family Services
Ionkwakiohkwaró:ron Tribal Administration Building
Phone: (518) 358-2272
Mission: Ionkwaio’takie aekhiié:nawa’se onkwe’shón:’a aonsahatikwè:ni ne skén:nen akenhake tsi tehonatawén:rie (We’re working along to help people that they can help themselves and find peace as they live and work each day)
The Community and Family Services (CFS) Division was formed in 2011. Over the years, the Division has taken on additional programs including:
- Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR)
- Family Support (Disabilities Services)
- Three Sisters (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Shelter)
- Office of the Family Advocate
- Home Improvement Program (HIP)
- Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU)
The vision for the Division is to seek out additional funding and resources in order to expand current services where possible in future years, replace program supplements and reliance on the Tribal General Fund, strengthen program sustainability, improve training and knowledge transfer across the staff, formulate/strengthen local/regional/state/federal partnerships, and meet the demand for services from the Community with exceptional quality and care. Finally, work with the staff across the programs shall focus on self-care, team building, boosting employee morale, increased staff recognition, more information sharing, and responsiveness to their issues/concerns.
The CFS Division is evolving into a “go-to” resource within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, and as we move forward into the future, our focus shall be on improving our staff expertise and training within their areas of specialty, identifying greater efficiencies in our program processes, raising our standards of care to exceed expectations, and maximizing the benefits of service that our programs offer to the residents and families of the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.