Social Services

Social Services

The purpose of Lower Sioux Social Services is to provide support to children and families to make healthy choices and remain together. We offer a wide range of services, including: prevention, voluntary case management, child protection, adult protection, Indian Child Welfare (ICWA) advocacy, children’s mental health, and a food shelf. We assist with cases in both Tribal and State courts.

For information, please contact our staff below or main number at (507) 697-8680.

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Contact Us

Lower Sioux Social Services & ICWA Center
P.O. Box 308
Morton, MN 56270

Phone (507) 697-8680
Fax (507) 697-6198

Target Service Population

Lower Sioux Children and Families List of Services

  • Child Welfare, Outcomes – Approximately 95 clients and their families were served in the last budget year 2007 – 2009.
  • Clients and families are assisted in district court and tribal court, inter-agency staffing, residential placement centers, foster homes and schools. Family case plans are developed and court orders are issued. Case plans are monitored and appended with clients needs, with the intent of family reunification when case plans are met and the home environment is safe again for children. Lower Sioux seeks to develop / advocate / monitor case’s with county agencies.
  • Child Care – Child Care Development Block
  • Grant – 53 clients in 2006
  • Guardianship – Two persons served in 2009
  • Food Shelf – Average of 51 people served monthly.
  • Wellbriety Community Initiative – 50 served in 2006, The Taku Skan Skan Program is a community wide service program, youth enrichment activities with collaboration from Redwood County, Minn. State and Federal Agencies.

Social Services Staff

Nicole Deprez, LSW
Interim Health and Human Services Director
(507) 697-8683

Candice Wabasha
(507) 697-8680

Kristine Walker
AMH Case Manager
(507) 697-8684

Mariah Wabasha
Child Protection Worker
(507) 697-8682

Penny Scheffler
(507) 697-8687

Lisa Thul
Prevention Services

Zach Gritmacker
Child Protection Worker
(507) 697-8686

Laura Lamote
Office Assistant & Transportation
(507) 697-8680

Geri Leith
Office Assistant & Transportation
(507) 697-8680

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Need more information?

We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our community members. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

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