The Family Services Division offers a variety of options for maintaining cultural identity while strengthening families.
FCPC TRIBAL MEMBER PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE!
2021-2024 TRIBAL TANF PLAN
The Forest County Potawatomi Community’s 2021-2024 Tribal TANF Plan is prepared for submission to the Administration for Children and Families. This plan is available for review and comment at the Family Services Building, Economic Support Department by appointment only from February 15, 2021 to March 31, 2021. To review the application please contact the Economic Support Department at 715-478-4433 and ask for Kathy Tupper. All comments will be reviewed and considered prior to submission of the plan.
The FCP Child Care Program will assist parents with child care who are Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Members or Native Americans who live on or within 10 miles of the Forest County Potawatomi reservation so they may be employed, attend education, training and/or seek employment.
The emotional, spiritual and financial support of the Potawatomi children and their care and safety is an important element of Potawatomi culture, tradition and custom. The children are the community’s future and parents have the moral and legal obligation to provide for their health, welfare and safety. With this in mind, the Forest County Potawatomi Community – Tribal Child Support Agency (FCPC-TCSA) was established in 2003.
24-Hour Line: (715) 478-7201
The Forest County Potawatomi Community Advocate Program is available 24/7. Crisis phone line in (715) 478-7201. Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 7am – 5pm, or as needed for crisis intervention.
All services are free and confidential. We are able to provide services to FCP enrolled members and tribally affiliated members who have experienced past or present DV/SA. We will assist other victims in finding appropriate resources to meet their needs to the best of our abilities.
Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Economic Support Department’s mission is to provide assistance to tribal community members while respecting individual dignity, self-worth and cultural considerations.
The department recognizes individual’s rights for confidentiality and fair treatment by working collaboratively to establish their goals toward self-sufficiency.
This mission will be achieved by assessing each individual’s situation and working with the individual to help the tribal family to obtain a desirable outcome of financial independence. We conduct an assessment to review employability/family plans and work closely with the Family Resource Center for workshops and events for other family resources to Indian Child Welfare, Community Health, the FCP Health & Wellness Center, or other tribal programs as needed.
The majority of the program guidelines cover the service area indicated in each program. We provide services to tribal members and to community members living on the tribal reservation and also individuals living in Forest County that have FCP tribal children.
Phone: (715) 478-4433
Family Resources Center
FCP received a grant for the coordination of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Indian Child welfare (ICW) services to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The main objective is to collaborate and implement a one stop, family resource center that will offer a wide array of services for tribal families in order to enhance, engage and strengthen families.
The center’s core approach uses sensory techniques, such as a Music Garden and Play Shoppe, and materializes the Strengthening Families curriculum along with a series of interactive child development and parenting sessions.
Phone: (715) 478-4837
Indian Child Welfare
The main goal of the Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Department is to protect the best interest of FCP enrolled, or eligible for enrollment, Indian children and promote the stability and security of the FCP Tribe and families by implementing the requirements established in the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the appropriate tribal customs, codes, law and policy.
Phone: (715) 478-4812
After hours phone number: (715) 889-1446