What is SPIPA?
The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) is an intergovernmental non-profit agency, tribally chartered by the Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island tribes. SPIPA provides direct services, planning, and technical assistance to each tribe and eligible Native Americans residing within the SPIPA service area. For more information on SPIPA, please visit our home page at http://www.spipa.org.
What is TANF?
The SPIPA TANF Program began in 2004 and serves the Nisqually, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island tribal reservations, as well as an urban site in Tacoma and Bremerton. We provide TANF services to all eligible native families residing within our TANF service area.
Promoting Self-Sufficiency in Tribal Families
The goal of the SPIPA TANF Program is to promote and support tribal children and their families in reaching their full potential, becoming healthy, productive and self-sufficient.
Assistance With Respect
SPIPA TANF is offered in a way that:
- Protects and benefits tribal children
- Respects the basic culture, values and traditions of Native Americans; and
- Gives families access as well as input to a full range of programs and services
Our goals are to:
- Promote Self Sufficiency
- Promote Education
- Emphasize Work
- Promote Two-Parent Households
- Promote Family Stability
- Promote Independence
You may be eligible for assistance
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency’s (SPIPA) Tribes Assisting Native Families (TANF) Program was developed to assist low income families in obtaining needed services to gain self sufficiency. Services may include, but are not limited to:
*Services are available as funds permit
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