Child Support Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower our families by promoting the sacredness of our children, by reaffirming the shared responsibility of parenting, and by honoring the traditions of the Tribe.

Our Vision

Our vision is for healthy children who are strengthened by the consistent emotional, physical, educational, social, spiritual, cultural, and financial support of their parents and the Meskwaki tribal community.

What We Do

MNCSS will provide a collaborative platform to address child support matters in an environment of respect, honesty, humility, and compassion. MNCSS assists families with the following:

  • Locating absent parents
  • Establishing paternity
  • Establishing child support orders
  • Modification of child support orders
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Referral to the Meskwaki Elders Circle and access to community support services

Upcoming Events

MSS Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing (MSS Students Only)

Meskwaki High School 1608 305th Street, Tama, IA

Meskwaki Settlement School will have a Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Sunday, January 30th from 11AM-1PM at the MSS High School Entrance. Additional Information: Drive up to the high school entrance. […]

Healthy Recipe Contest

Recipe submission to Jennifer by email or drop-off at the clinic. Submission must include your name, current phone number and healthy recipe.  If possible, please include nutritional information (but not […]

Tribal Council Meeting

Meskwaki Tribal Center 349 Meskwaki Rd, Tama, IA

The next Tribal Council meeting has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 beginning at 5:00pm in the Tribal Chambers. With covid-19 precautions, only Tribal Council Members, […]

Child Support Services Staff

Allison Lasley

Child Support Services Director

Family Services

Samantha Magpie

Child Support Services Case Worker

Family Services

Sherrie Marland

Child Support Services Finance Specialist

Family Services

Francesca Papakee

Adminstrative Assistant

Family Services

Kimberly Schwartz

Child Support Services Case Manager

Family Services

Francine Youngbear

Child Support Services Receptionist

Family Services

Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.