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The Muscogee Nation Department of Human Services provides assistance and resources delivered through programs targeted to assist children and families, elders, and people with disabilities.

Human Services

The mission of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Social Services Department is to counsel, advocate, and provide referrals for Native American households to meet certain unmet essential needs. Social Services shall provide necessary assistance to eligible Native American households striving to enhance their quality of life while promoting self-sufficiency and financial stability.

 

Human Services Page

 

For more information on Human Services, please contact 918-549-2880

 

 

Adult Protective Services

The mission of the Adult Protective Services Program of the Muscogee Nation is to protect tribal elders and incapacitated adults living within the boundaries of the reservation from abuse and/or neglect. Services promote the safety and well-being of Muscogee elders and adults and include immediate and appropriate intervention through assessment and investigation.

Services provided:

  1. Investigation of reports of elder or incapacitated adult abuse or neglect
  2. Assessment to determine if an elder or incapacitated adult is at risk of harm
  3. Protective services to protect an elder or incapacitated adult from harm, which may include case management, coordination with appropriate health care providers, and guardianship (if necessary).
  4. Protective placement may include placement of an elder or incapacitated adult in a hospital, nursing home, residential care facility, or the transfer of an elder from one such institution to another
  5. Court advocacy

Contact information:
Adult Protective Services
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

If you suspect abuse or neglect, please call 918-732-7873.  After hours, call Lighthorse Police at 918-732-7800.

 

Child Care Assistance

To participate in the Muscogee Nation’s Office of Child Care Subsidy Program the parent(s)/guardians must be working, training, or enrolled in an education program.

The Muscogee Nation serves all Muscogee and other Native American families that reside within our eleven-county boundaries.   We also serve all Muscogee families within 100 miles of the eleven-county boundary of the Muscogee Nation.

Child Care Assistance Page

For more information on Child Care Assistance Program,  please call 918-732-7686

 

Child Care Program

The Child Care Program increases the availability, affordability, and quality of child care for low-income families by providing financial assistance and consumer education for parents that are working, training or attending an educational program.

The Muscogee Nation has 6 child development centers throughout the reservation. Ages accepted are 6 weeks through 12 years of age.  All of our development centers currently participate in the Reaching for the Stars Program and are at the 2 Star Level.

For more information about childcare services, fees or tours, please contact the center you are interested in enrolling.

Child Care Page

For more information or to request an application,  please call 918-732-7680

 

Children and Family Services

The mission of Children and Family Services is to preserve, protect and strengthen the children and families of the Muscogee Nation.  Presentations on programs, identification, and reporting of child abuse/neglect and foster/adoptive care recruitment are available upon request.

Children and Family Services webpage

For more information, please call  918-732-7869 or Sapulpa Office at 918-224-6219

 

Community Research and Development

The mission of the Community Research and Development (CR&D) Department is to provide Muscogee (Creek) Nation communities with training and technical assistance while working to increase community participation through increased programming, community, and cultural outreach.  CR&D will assist the communities in areas such as constitutions, by-laws, social/economic development, and organizational development. CR&D will work closely with other departments to increase the available resources and create a cooperative environment that will benefit the Nation as a whole

For more information about the Community Research and Development Program, please call 918-732-7963

 

Elderly Nutrition Program

The Elderly Nutrition Program provides meals to participants at a number of Elderly Nutrition Centers throughout the Muscogee Reservation. A completed application along with a CDIB card is required.

For more information about the Elderly Nutrition Program, please call 918-549-2401

 

Food Distribution

The Food Distribution Program provides USDA donated foods to qualifying low-income Native American households as an alternative to the SNAP program.  The Food Distribution Program’s goal is to provide timely services to any eligible household while preserving their pride and dignity.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. CDIB Card | Citizenship Card | Official Document
  2. Social Security Cards for all household members
  3. Current utility bill with name and address
  4. Income for the past thirty days
  5. Home delivery services are available for Elders and disabled participants.

It is a USDA regulation that residents of cities with a population of 10,000 or greater are not eligible for benefits.  These cities within the Muscogee Reservation include Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Sand Springs, and Tulsa

Income Guidelines:

Effective October 1, 2022, income guidelines are as follows:

Household Size                               Gross Monthly Income

1                                                                              $1,326
2                                                                             $1,719
3                                                                              $2,113
4                                                                             $2,506
5                                                                             $2,931
6                                                                             $3,358
7                                                                              $3,751
8                                                                             $4,144

Each Additional Member                            $394

For an application or additional information, you may visit or contact a Food Distribution Center near you.

Center Address Contact #
Koweta Center 31820 E State Highway 51, Coweta, OK 74429 918-549-2412
Okmulgee Center 3001 N. Wood Drive, Okmulgee, OK 74447 918-549-2401
Wetumka Center 614 Spokoke Circle, Wetumka, OK 74883 405-452-1175

The store is closed the last two working days of each month for inventory purposes.

For more information on Food Distribution, please call 918-549-2401

 

Family Violence Prevention Program

Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) provides advocacy and support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in an effort to achieve safety, justice, and healing for individuals, families, and our great Muscogee Nation.  FVPP includes the SANE Program and Warriors Honor Women. Family Violence Prevention also works with different communities to bring together key players in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other community systems to develop strategies and procedures focusing on domestic/sexual violence and the practices related to victims and offenders.

Services:

  1. Assistance in Locating Emergency Shelter
  2. Assistance with Filing Protective Orders
  3. Court Advocacy
  4. Crisis Intervention
  5. Assistance in Locating Medical Services
  6. Accompaniment to Sexual Assault Nurse Exam
  7. Legal Advocacy*
  8. Safety Planning
  9. Emergency Transportation*
  10. Child Sexual Assault Advocacy & Family Support
  11. Sexual Assault Exams
  12. Counseling Referrals
  13. Limited Financial Assistance*
  14. Referrals for additional services depending on an individual’s needs

*Assistance provided is based on individual needs and must be directly related to the victimization.

For assistance or more information, please call 918-732-7979; after hours, call Lighthorse Police at 918-732-7800

 

Native American Caregiver Program

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Native American Caregiver Support Program provides support to Native American citizens in the following counties: Creek, Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Tulsa, and Wagoner

A respite worker is someone who provides temporary relief to a primary caregiver of a sick, aging, or disabled person, typically a family member, friend neighbor, etc. This allows the caregiver a break while the care receiver still has safety, supervision, and companionship.

For more information about the Caregiver Program, please call 918-549-2459

 

Senior Services

The Muscogee Nation Elder Service Department was created in 1999 to further develop and enhance services for the growing elderly population. This responsibility includes establishing supportive services to improve the quality of life for citizens that are 55 years of age or older, the frail, the impaired, and for those citizens who are in need.

We also provide an avenue for social interaction and development through a monthly elders meeting, local trips, and group travel to cultural activities and events such as Elder Games, Grandparents Day Celebrations, and a Holiday Luncheon.

All communities, churches, ceremonial grounds, and elder groups are encouraged to share information about activities with the Elders Department in order to disburse information and create unity nationwide.

Supplemental Services

  1. Lawn Service Program Guidelines
  2. Must present Muscogee (Creek) Citizenship Card
  3. Must be 55 years or older
  4. Must sign a release of liability and guidelines prior to mowing
  5. Must be home while the crew is mowing on the first visit
  6. The citizen is responsible for mowing the lawn in between supplemental mowings.  We may refuse to mow the lawn if the grass is over 12 inches high.
  7. The crew must be warned of any hazards (pipes, boards, tree stumps, etc)
  8. The yard must be clear of debris, trash, bottles, etc. (Yards that are not cleaned will not be mowed)
  9. Will only mow up to one acre
  10. We DO NOT brush hog
  11. Must reside inside the Muscogee (Creek) Nation jurisdiction

Winter Services Guidelines

  1. Must present Muscogee (Creek) Citizenship Card
  2. Must be at least 55 years or older
  3. Must be home while the crew is there
  4. Animals must be placed indoors or tied up
  5. Light Maintenance (changing light bulbs, batteries in smoke detectors, some weatherizing)
  6. Spray for insects around the outside of the home
  7. Cut/Gather/Deliver firewood (as schedule allows)
  8. Clean Gutters
  9. Must reside within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Senior Services Department asks that each Community within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation make a list of the type of work requested so we can create a daily schedule. We will need names, addresses, contact telephone numbers, and Roll numbers.

If you have any questions about any of the services listed please contact the Senior Services Department at (918) 732-7699 or (918) 732-7765

 

Tribal Juvenile Justice

Tribal Juvenile Justice offers resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency in an effort to grow and apply for effective programs and to improve the tribal juvenile justice system so that it defends community safety, holds delinquents accountable, and offers treatment and rehabilitative services as well as programs tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

For more information about Tribal Juvenile Justice, contact 918-549-2942

 

WIC

The mission of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation WIC Program is to provide supplemental foods and nutrition education at no cost to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children residing in Oklahoma. The WIC Program shall serve as an adjunct to good healthcare during critical times of growth and development, to prevent health problems and improve these persons’ health status.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
You do not have to be Native American to apply for WIC.

WIC Webpage

For more information about The WIC Program, please call 918-549-2790

 

Youth Services

Mvskoke Nation Youth Services (MNYS) works to empower Mvskoke youth by connecting them to culture, community, and resources. Program goals include fostering advocacy, encouraging wellness, creating support, promoting civic engagement, and providing resources.  MNYS provides opportunities to primarily youth, ages 12-24 residing within the Muscogee reservation.  Activities include the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council, Mvskoke Mentors, cultural events, and a variety of wellness activities.
The Mvskoke Youth Opportunity Grant is yearly funding to support youth to participate in opportunities.  This service is available to all Muscogee citizens ages 24 and under regardless of residence.

Youth Services Webpage

For more information on Youth Services, please contact 918-549-2557