Shoalwater Services

Social Services

The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe’s Social Service’s Department is a multi-faceted department which includes a number of diverse programs and offerings. We are on call 24 hours / 7 days per week to respond to Tribal Members needs. Below are the services/programs offered;


The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe’s Social Services Department is dedicated to the safety and welfare of Tribal members and their families through proactive services to strengthen the family unity; promote self-sufficiency, assist Tribal members returning to their home Tribe, and responding to emergent needs and protection of the community.


  • Child Protection Services
  • Indian Child Welfare
  • Probation
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Elder Protective Services
  • General Assistance
  • Veteran’s Service
  • Assistance with Social Security issues
  • Legal Services
  • Crime Victim Services
  • Sexual Assault Services
  • Therapy for Victims
  • Emergency Protection Services for Adult and Children
  • Crime Victim Claim forms and Service Center
  • Caregiver Support Services
  • Pre-School Assistance
  • Violence Prevention Activities
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • Elder Services
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • And many other services…

Contact Us

Kathirine Horne, Social Service Director
Phone: (360) 267-8134
24 hour contact: (360) 490-0464

Phone: (360) 267-8101


Yílən ʔ ən

Yílən ʔ ən means “help someone or give help” in our native language and is pronounced “yee-lah uhn.”