Social Services

11400 158th Road, Mayetta, KS 66509 | P. 785-966-8330

Vision

A healthy, safe community that respects traditional values.

Mission

Improving the overall wellness and stability of our people, while utilizing cultural traditions to educate, support and empower our families.


The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation created the Social Services Department in June 1999, to protect, serve and enhance the well-being of the community. The Social Services Department is centrally located on the reservation in the east wing of the Prairie Band Health and Wellness Center.

Social Services offers six distinct but interrelated programs to comprehensively address and support the welfare of vulnerable individuals, families, victims of crime and those seeking self-sufficiency.

In addition to these services, a branch office for Three Rivers Inc. is also housed in the Social Services Department. Three Rivers Inc. provides resources for clients with disabilities.


Social Services Advisory Board

The Mission of the Social Services Advisory Board is to establish trial standards that serve the best interests of our Indian children and their families by assuring that the Social Work Approaches of the Nation reflect the unique societal values of Indian culture and acknowledges the tribe’s inherent authority in defining its own culture, laws and customs.
Current board members include Arlene Wahwassuck, Chris Brewer, Gilreath Aitkens, Jeannette Littlesun, and Sandra Shopteese.