Skokomish TANF

Located:  North 93 Reservation Road Skokomish Nation, WA 98584

Meeting Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm.
Phone: (360) 877-2200 Fax: (360) 877-2062

TANF Mission

Tribes Assisting Native Families will assist native families with the tools necessary to promote the empowering of Native families to become self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, and community.

Program Goals

    1. Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes.
    2. Reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
    3. Preventing out-of-wedlock pregnancies.
    4. Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Skokomish Youth Council

The Skokomish Youth Council is a Skokomish community based civic organization. The council is comprised of Youth between the ages of 13-19 and an adult advisor to oversee activities and events. The goal of the Skokomish Youth Council is to promote wellness and community involvement through; volunteerism, events and personal development. The Skokomish Youth Council currently meets every Thursday at 5:00 pm at the Youth Prevention lab.

If you have any questions please contact The Skokomish Youth Council Advisor:

Willy Grover 360-877-2200 ext. 2502

Youth Program

Skokomish Q3Xub3sh Youth Program Mission Statement
“Reflecting on yesterday’s teachings, while guiding today’s youth, to strengthen tomorrow’s leaders.”
The Skokomish Tribe and Skokomish TANF Program would like to welcome you and your children to our Skokomish Youth Program recently renamed to “Q3Xub3sh” (kuh-hoo-buh-sh) which means “Big Family”. Q3Xub3sh (Big Family) is the way we see and treat one another here in the program. Like the old saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, we are a Twana Village and the children in the program are our children, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and even neighbors.

The Q3Xub3sh Youth Program will provide youth with a safe and fun youth program that can be enjoyed all year long. The program consist of two main functions one is the Summer Program and the other is After School Program. We also have unscheduled events such as tournaments and Native football/basketball Leagues and City League that takes up time on weekends.
The Summer Program is a seven week program that begins the first Monday after 4th of July. Monday-Thursday k-8th will be set up with a day camp environment, where youth participants are busy and learning most of the day. Fridays are set aside for teens to enjoy a safe, entertaining outing. Although it is summer time and youth will be out of school we will do our best and make moments throughout the day a teachable moment.

Summer Youth Employment gives 14-18 year olds an opportunity to gain job experience within our Tribal departments. Youth will be interviewed, trained and placed with mentors the last week of June for 8 weeks as Skokomish Youth Interns.

The After School Program runs Monday-Thursday from 3pm- 5pm. In the After School Program our main focus is always on homework. K-8th grade students stay right after school where YP Staff will be there waiting. Snack and transportation provided.

After School Program

Monday & Tuesdays @ HCS 3pm-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday @ Manalt Education 3pm-5pm

Open Gym

Monday-Thursday 6pm-8:30pm
Friday 3pm-5pm
Saturday 8pm-12am

Open Computer Lab

Monday-Thursday 5pm-8pm

If you have any questions you can reach our program staff at the TANF/Youth Prevention Lab (360) 877-2200.

Thank You, Skokomish Q3Xub3sh Youth Program Staff



Position Staff Member Telephone E-Mail
Site Manager Lea Miller 360-877-2200 x.2505
Case Manager Jamie Kenyon 360-877-2200 x.2506
Case Manager Mona Allen 360-877-2200 x.2503
Office Manager Trisha Longshore 360-877-2200 x.2500
Youth Prevention Coordinator Dydemus Cordova 360-877-2200 x.2504
Youth Prevention Assistant Fawn Gouley 360-877-2200 x.2501
Activities Assistant William Grover 360-877-2200 x.2502
Mentor Tutor Bill Heelan 360-877-2460 x.2705
Mentor Tutor Vacant 360-877-2460 x.2705
Alternative Resources, DSHS Terri Butler 360 877-2200 x.2507