Human Services

918-453-5422
human_services@cherokee.org
17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Family Assistance

Cherokee Nation Family Assistance offers a variety of services and continues to develop and expand programs that provide critical services to families, elders and veterans that promote family unity and self-sufficiency. Programs include LIHEAP, food distribution, burial assistance, child support services, veteran services, elder services and more.

Burial Assistance Program

The Burial Assistance program assists with the financial hardship associated with traditional funeral costs.

Elder Services & Advocacy

Elder Services encourages our tribal citizens to be self-sufficient and offers help with basic needs.

Emergency Housing Assistance

The Emergency Housing program provides one-time assistance to ensure that families remain save and self-sufficient.

Food Distribution Program

The Food Distribution Program provides a well-balanced food package for participating household members.

General Assistance Program

The General Assistance program provides financial assistance to eligible families in order to meet basic needs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP provides assistance to households with home heating, cooling, and crisis intervention.

Tribal Emergency Assistance Program

The Tribal Emergency Assistance program assists families with immediate basic needs that may not be covered by other programs.

School Clothing Assistance Program

The Clothing Assistance program is designed to supplement the cost of back-to-school clothing for Cherokee tribal citizens grades kindergarten through 12th.