Office of the Family Advocate

Community Building
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., After hours as needed
Phone: 518-358-2272, ext. 2402.

Mission: To complement Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Programs in meeting the needs of families and supporting their journey to healing through family-centered advocacy.

The purpose of Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Family Advocate is to expand the scope of services available to families that have experienced trauma and to ensure that their needs are being met. As an independent position,the Family Advocate assists families in specific situations that do not otherwise meet the criteria for services offered with Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Programs.

The Family Advocate tailors advocacy to the specific needs of the family. When needed, the Family Advocate will assist families in navigating through agencies, such as Social Services, Heath Services, law enforcement and criminal justice, among others. The Family Advocate is responsible for providing support, education, appropriate referrals and coordination of services for families. The Family Advocate continually strives to establish cooperative relationships with the agencies involved with a family in order to promote the best possible outcomes for the families.

The Family Advocate participates and coordinates the Onkwahwatsire Multidisciplinary Team comprised of social services, law enforcement, medical, mental health, alcohol/chemical dependency, domestic violence and advocacy professionals.

Chantelle Beeson, Acting Family Advocate