Upcoming Events
  • Week of the Young Child
    April 27, 2017

    8:45 am to 2:00 pm

    Flyer 

  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

  • Annual Meeting
    July 15, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  An agenda will be posted in the upcoming months.  Please mark your calendars. 

  • Wichita Annual Dance
    August 10-13, 2017

    More information to come in the upcoming months. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program
    April 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in the summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Tribal college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2017.  This will be […]

  • ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 
    April 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    2017 cutting grass season has begun. Cutting began April 10, 2017 but applications are still available. If you would like more information about the Elders Lawn Service, please contact Aldelzon Saldana at (405)247-2425 or email at maintenance@wichitatribe.com.

  • Wichita Tribal Member, Adrian Labrada, Signs with USAO for Cross Country
    April 14, 2017 1:21 PM

    On April 11, 2017, Wichita Tribal Member, Adrain Labrada, signed with USAO to run cross-country. Adrian is graduating senior at Anadarko High School and is very active in sports. Congratulations Adrian! We will have more about Adrian in our upcoming April newspaper. Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer
    April 14, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes accepting applications for Grant Writer/Compliance Officer. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or www.wichitatribe.com. For information call (405) 247-2425. Indian Preference applies. Closing date is April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.    

  • Sugar Creek Casino Job Postings
    April 14, 2017 12:59 PM

  • Wichita Song Class
    April 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    The Wichita song class will meet at 7:00pm, Monday, April 17th in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. The class is open to enrolled and descendant Wichita males of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • WDEP Earth Day 2017
    April 12, 2017 3:02 PM

  • Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop
    April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey are excited to announce their upcoming workshop series for young adults focused on Wichita heritage and archaeology. Come join us Sunday, May 14th from 1:00-3:00pm as we explore the tools and methods used by archaeologists. These will […]

  • Wichita Hymn Class
    April 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    Wichita Hymn Class The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring a Wichita hymn class beginning April 13th. The class will meet at 7:30pm in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex and is open to enrolled and descendant Wichitas of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you […]

  • WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game
    April 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game The Wichita Cultural Education Program will co-sponsor with the Wichita Young Men’s Society and the Wichita Little Sisters the 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game on April 8, 2017. Activities will begin with a potluck meal at 6:00 PM followed by the hand game. Between games Wichita songs […]

The Tribal Social Services Fund Program shall be for the purpose of providing financial assistance to tribal members who meet the Estimated State Median Income Guidelines or those who are within 20% of those guidelines. 

Criteria for assistance 

  • Death of Immediate Family Member
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Emergency/Hospitalization
  • Unemployed
  • Employed and falling within income guidelines
  • Elder
  • Disabled
  • Divorce
  • Natural Disaster
  • Eviction Notice
  • Cutoff Notice

 

Immediate family members include:  Mother, Father, Grandparent, Child, and Sibling.  All must be an immediate family member to the first degree.  Step Child and Foster Child also qualify.

Benefits

Financial assistance shall be provided for the following as of 10/01/2013:

  • Utility Assistance (Bill or Deposit). 
    Assistance for utilities includes a maximum up to $300.  The one-time payment will be made directly to the vendor.  A copy of the bill or the request for deposit must be in the tribal member's name or their legal spouse's name.  If service is provided then the account must equal a zero balance once the funds are applied.
  • Rental Assistance or Mortgage Assistance (Bill or Deposit). 
    Assistance for rent or mortgage includes a maximumup to$300.  The one-time payment will be made directly to the landlord, housing office or mortgage company.  Must have a lease agreement or mortgage documents in place for current residence.  In case of request for deposit assistance then a rental agreement or letter showing the amount of the deposit must be provided.  If service is provided then the balance must equal zero once the funds for assistance are applied.
  • Emergency Hotel Assistance. 
    Assistance for a hotel room due to utility cutoffs, fire, natural disaster, medical emergency, etc.  Not to exceed $75 per night with a $300 maximum assistance.  A clear need for this emergency assistance must be documented.

 

Exceptions that may be approved by the program

In cases where a tribal member lives with another individual and the bill is not in their name, the applicant may provide a written notarized statement signed by both the tribal member and the person on the bill and submit at least two pieces of mail and/or a piece of mail and ID showing that they reside at the residence shown on the bill.

Eligibilty

Any member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma, regardless of residence shall be eligible for assistance based on the above mentioned criteria. 

Applications

TFSS Landlord-Management Information Form

TFSS Application

 

Other Assistance

 

Ty Tofpi, Director, 405.247.2425 ext. 166
Ladana Johnson, Caseworker, 405.247.2425 ext. 123