A tribal government in the northwest provides a number of direct services that include TANF support, healthcare, Head Start programs, child care, and alcohol and drug counseling.
Liliana was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the tribe when she attended the Institute. The Tribe already had an active social services program with healthy marriage and relationship education incorporated into many of their programs. Liliana’s first step after the Institute was to share resources and basic information with the Tribal Council and social services manager. This let her establish a basis for the importance of the initiative and begin a conversation. She also had the opportunity to present on healthy family education during a “family night training.” Following the Institute, Liliana expanded her partnership with two programs.