(641) 484-4678 Toll Free: 1-800-944-9503 Fax: (641) 484-5424


Family Services

Our Mission is to empower children and their families
to achieve/maintain a state of well-being while upholding the cultural values
of the Tribe and the laws that govern the Tribal community.


To strengthen families of the Meskwaki Indian Settlement by promoting healthy family functioning in an atmosphere of self-determination and traditional cultural values. Helping people connect with their extended family, community agencies and resources in a positive way to create a network of support. Individual, Family, and Group counseling are available to help families solve the situations and issues they may face in today’s world.


Protective Payee Program

Protective Payee Program

Strengthening families with guidance regarding payee services, minor per capita assistance, financial literacy and more ...
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Child Care Voucher Program

Child Care Voucher Program

Assisting Meskwaki families with child care expenses ...
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Indian Child Welfare Services

Indian Child Welfare Services

Providing advocacy and skill building to Meskwaki families ...
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The link below is provided as a service and resource to the Iowa Department of Human Services and Child Protection Workers as they work to provide Indian children with the best care possible while complying with state and federal provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
See: Indian Child Welfare Act


  • Meskwaki Victim Services
  • Meskwaki Health Clinic
  • Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center
  • Meskwaki Tribal Court
  • Meskwaki Settlement School
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Four Oaks
  • Families First
  • Parent Partners with Children and Families of Iowa


Meskwaki Family Services Staff
Program Director Mylene Wanatee
Office Manager Kayla Morgan
Protective Payee Worker Tiffany Kunkel
Social Worker Sarah Siglin
Social Worker Oceana Papakee
Social Worker Jourdan Reynolds
RISE Manager Nicole Lepley
RISE – Elder/Vulnerable Adult Case Manager Kade Brown
RISE – Victim Advocate Vacant


Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.4444
1834 340th Street
Tama, Iowa 52339
P.O. Box 245
Tama, Iowa 52339
Fax: 641.484.2103
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