Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - May, 2017
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Alcohol Awareness Dinner promotes hope

Evening shares stories statement. I would like to thank Jake MONTHLY EVENT
of strength, courage Another popular suggestion Dickerson and his wife for
always being so willing to help. The Alcohol Awareness
Contributed by Ranessa Goddard, was to hold more family I would also like to thank the Dinner was a huge success
Prevention Outreach Specialist events with parents and their Vocational Rehabilitation and received such a positive
children. Program for providing a community response that
The Alcohol Awareness delicious meal. our program has planned to
Dinner on April 25 was a The plan is to keep this as sponsor a monthly sobriety
success with more than 50 a regularly scheduled event, Most of all, I would like to dinner.
attendees. in collaboration with other thank all of the people who The next dinner has been
departments when possible, attended this event, especially tentatively scheduled for
After a blessing, the and have more community community members who 5 p.m. May 22 at the
Vocational Rehabilitation activities based on alcohol and had the courage to share their Community Center. The
Program served a delicious drug prevention. stories related to experience, theme is family support.
meal. strength and hope on their First aid kits will be given to
A goal of mine is to have journey to wellness. every person who attends.
Many participants shared more sober events offered Raffle prizes will be handed
their stories with humility and through Tsapowum Chehalis Please watch for future out for fitness, health and
courage. Tribal Behavioral Health, as events. other items. Everyone is
we have those through the invited to enjoy a night of
These are examples of true Traditional Plant Medicine If you have questions, food, friends and sobriety!
generosity, as so much healing classes, Domestic Violence and comments or suggestions,
begins by hearing others and Chemical Dependency. please feel free to contact me
their journey. Also, many at 360-709-1652.
provided suggestions for However, with some of the
having more cultural events programs offering confidential Thank you, and I look
because culture is prevention. support, we also want to focus forward to seeing everyone
on more community-wide at more of the upcoming
At Tsapowum, we could activities. events!
not agree more with this

Legal services available WIC THROUGH SPIPA

Contributed by CONTACT US Checks to buy food, health education,
Northwest Justice Project breastfeeding help, services referral
To find out whether the NEXT DATE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1
Northwest Justice Project’s CLEAR-CV-Native American at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center
Coordinated Legal Education Program can help, contact
Assistance and Referral Jennifer Yogi at jennifery@ WIC SERVICES ELIGIBILITY
program has new services or 206-464- n Getting food stamps/
available for Native American 1519, ext. 0921. basic foods
crime victims through the n Pregnant or have a
CLEAR-CV-Native American n Housing problems such child under the age of 5
Program. as evictions or needing to n Dad, grandparent,
break a lease because of a foster family or other
An NJP attorney can crime in the home. caregiver of children
provide advice, brief services n Under the age of 5
and referrals in civil (non- n Economic security issues n On Medicaid or TANF
criminal) legal matters such as medical bills, utility
stemming from the client’s access and other consumer CONTACT Many working families are on
experience as a crime victim. problems caused by an assault, Debbie WIC. Is your income within
abuse or fraud. Gardipee- the following guidelines?
Examples of legal help Reyes,
include: n Other legal problems 360-462-3227 People Maximum Maximum
resulting from being a victim or Patty Suskin, in your annual monthly
n Family law matters of crime. 360-462-3224 house income income
such as divorce, custody and
protection orders involving If you are a Native For Chehalis: 2 $29,471 $2,456
domestic violence or sexual American crime victim seeking Debra 3 $37,167 $3,098
assault, especially when the legal assistance, ask a tribal Shortman, 4 $44,863 $3,739
case is in tribal court or the service provider for a referral. 360-709-1689 5 $52,559 $4,380
client believes it should be in Social services staff or tribal
tribal court; or when tribal advocates refer clients to the
court orders are not enforced. CLEAR-CV-Native American
program by sending a referral
n Health matters including form.
denial of health care services
or assistance in obtaining
mental health services to deal
with victimization.
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