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

2023 Meskwaki Holiday Expo

MBCH Convention Center 1504 305th St, Tama, IA, United States

2023 Meskwaki Holiday Expo will be held on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th at the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center in the MBCH. There will be Handmade Meskwaki and […]

Child Support Services Staff

Tiffany Alva

Elders Circle Coordinator

Child Support Services

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Lauryn Keahna

Office Manager

Child Support Services

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Allison Lasley

Child Support Services Director

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Sherrie Marland

Child Support Services Finance Specialist

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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.