Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Family and Children Services
2330 Sioux Trl NW, Prior Lake, MN, 55372-9077
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Family and Children Services Department helps Native American families preserve family stability through support, guidance and advocacy. Complete information about these programs is listed on pages 6 and 7 of the SMSC Programs for Native Americans Living in Scott County.
Emergency Assistance Programs -
These programs provide assistance to families in emergency situations and include help with first month's rent and/or damage deposit, rental assistance, and utility assistance. Also provided are emergency travel vouchers, and baby supplies such as diapers and wipes.
Child Welfare Program
Preserves the health and welfare of the children of the SMSC
Child care Subsidy Program
Child care subsidy available to American Indian families residing in Scott Counties.
Parent Support and Education
Programs and groups to strengthen families that include:
* Active parenting of 2-12 year olds
* Active parenting of teens
* Teen parenting
* Cooperative parenting for divorces or separated parents
* Prenatal and new parent gift packs which contain a variety of information
Assistance programs for American Indian families residing in Scott County
Safety Seat Loaner Program
When a child has outgrown their current seat that they have received through the program, the seat can be exchanged for the appropriate size. Staff will assist the family in proper use and installation.
Life Skills Program
Program for SMSC community member teams age 15 - 18 to help guide and prepare them for their roles and responsibility of becoming an adult member of the Community
Other department programs include:
* School-aged support group
* Youth camp program
- Native American Community
For Emergency Assistance:
Programs are open to American Indian Families who reside in Scott County and meet program guidelines. Members of the applying household are only eligible to receive emergency assistance once.
For Child Welfare:
Eligibility defined in the domestic relations code.
For Childcare Subsidy Program:
American Indian Families must have a parent who is working or attending a training or educational program.
For Parent Support and Education:
American Indian families who reside in Scott County
For Safety Seat Loaner Program:
American Indian families who reside in Scott County and meet income guidelines
For Emergency Assistance: Applicant must seek assistance from all other eligible programs. Whenever possible, applicant must bring in written denial from agencies. If partial assistance is provided by another agency, applicant must provide written verification of funds received.
The Family and Children Services department can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Child Welfare: Contact the Child Welfare Office at (952) 496-6168
For Childcare Subsidy Program: Contact the Child Welfare Office at (952) 496-6168 to make an appointment. Intake paperwork is required, as well as address verification. Bring tribal enrollment verification, and birth certificates as well as a utility bill subscribed to by applicant.
For Parent Support and Education: Make an appointment or learn more by calling (952) 496-6168. Intake paperwork is required, as well as address verification. Bring tribal enrollment verification, and birth certificates as well as a utility bill subscribed to by applicant.
For Safety Seat Loaner Program: Make an appointment by calling (952) 496-6168. Intake paperwork is required, as well as address verification. Bring tribal enrollment verification, and birth certificates as well as a utility bill subscribed to by applicant.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community members
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NL-3000.1500Child Care Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that cover all or part of the cost of child care in public and licensed private child care centers or private family child care homes, usually for low-income families or families which include children with disabilities in situations where parents are working, in school or in a training program. Also included are programs that pay the costs of in-home or out-of-home child care when the parent is receiving diagnostic tests, undergoing medical treatment, is hospitalized or needs to be out of the house for other reasons; and those that provide financial assistance to families with young children to help cover some of the costs of a parent staying home to care for their child.
NT-8900Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance Definition
Programs that provide cash, vouchers or other forms of monetary aid for people in need of assistance and evaluate the individual's or family's need for the money on a case-by-case basis rather than having pre-established policies regarding the types of needs the dollars can be used to cover.
PH-6100Parenting Education Definition
Programs that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.
PH-6500.1500Children's Protective Services Definition
Programs that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment; document substantiated cases; provide for the temporary placement of children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the custody of the adults who are responsible for their care; work with families who are experiencing a problem with child abuse with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification; and provide ongoing supportive services for children in permanent placement.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
YK-2000.2000Families With Adolescents Definition
Family units that consist of parents and one or more children age 13 through 17.
YK-2000.2100Families With Children Definition
Family units that consist of parents and one or more offspring age four through 12.
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.
YZ-1470Child Care Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of child care.
YZ-1480Children's Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of children and their interests.
YZ-6200Parenting Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of parenting.
YZ-9800Youth Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of youth and their interests.