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The NEC Family Services Department strives to promote stability, security and wellness of member families.

The Family Services Department derives its authority through the NEC Tribal Council, NEC Tribal Court, NEC Children's Codes, and through the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

561 E. 36th Avenue, Suite 102

Anchorage, Alaska  99503

Title IV-B 5-Year Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) - 2015 to 2019

The Department provides confidential advocacy and intervention services on behalf of member children who are in danger of being taken into protective custody by the State of Alaska, or who have already entered protective custody. Family Services also advocates on behalf of immediate and extended member families who are impacted when Protective Services Reports are received by the Alaska Office of Children's Services, and provides traditional approaches to case planning, family support and preservation.

Program focuses include coordinated service delivery aimed at bettering the lives and health of children and families through:

  • Prevention, intervention and post-vention measures
  • Investigative support in all member related OCS cases
  • Consultation concerning initial risk assessment and crisis management
  • Family support
  • Safety and case planning
  • Supervised visitation
  • Service referral
  • Legal advocacy
  • Relative and Foster Care recruitment, support and retention
  • Indian Custodian and Cultural Adoption Assistance
  • Community awareness, education and training services
  • Legislative Advocacy and Education

For member convenience the NEC Family Services Department staffs two offices. Located in Nome and Anchorage these offices provide full-time staff trained to provide high level, professional case management and social services support.

For more information regarding family support and services available through NEC's Family Services Department please direct your call or e-mail to the office location nearest you.

Anchorage:

Toll Free Phone Number:  1-855-793-3142


Lola Stepetin, Director

Lola.Stepetin@necalaska.org

(907) 339-8623 direct

 

Dolores Hunter, ICWA Specialist II

Dolores.Hunter@necalaska.org

(907) 339-8682 direct


Marii Swetzof, ICWA Specialist II
Marii.Swetzof@necalaska.org

(907) 339-8685 direct


 

 

Mailing Address:

 

Nome Eskimo Community

Family Services Program

561 E. 36th Avenue, Suite 102
Anchorage, Alaska  99503

   
Nome Eskimo Community | Phone 907.443.2246