Human Services
Human Services Coordinator
Leslie Pigeon is the Program Coordinator for the Human Services Program. Leslie has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is licensed in the State of Michigan.

Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (616) 681-0360
Toll Free: (800) 968-2770
Cell: (616) 889-4655
Fax: (616) 681-0380
Address: PO Box 306
Dorr, MI 49323

Programs currently available through the Human Services Department


Program eligibility varies for Human Services’ programs. Please see individual program requirements or call for further information.


  • Services to Individuals and Families
    • Services for children, Elders, and families who are enrolled MBPI citizens in the five-county service area
    • Assessment / Case Management / Coordination of Services / Advocacy / Referral
    • Assistance in solving problems related to family functioning, interpersonal relationships, and environmental challenges.
    • Person-Centered Treatment Planning using a holistic approach that is respective of the individual and his or her personal, traditional, cultural, and spiritual values, building upon these strengths.
    • Services available in the office, community, or home.
    • Alternative appointment times may be available upon request.
  • Protective Services / Indian Child Welfare
    • Case management services when MBPI children or adults are at-risk of being removed from their home or are deprived temporarily or permanently of needed supervision by responsible adults.
    • Monitoring of MBPI individuals, families, and children involved in protective services and foster care programs at all levels.
    • Working with Tribal and other community agencies to identify and help individuals, families, and children to use services available for assistance in solving social problems.
    • Referrals
    • Services available in the office, community, or home.
  • Prevention Activities
    • Case management services and educational activities designed to reduce individual, family, and environmental risk factors and support wellness.
    • Services available in the office, home, or community.
  • Economic Assistance Programs
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
      • Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home heating bills.
      • Applicants may access LIHEAP one time per fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30).
      • Applicant must be an enrolled MBPI citizen, reside in the state of Michigan, and have a total household income that does not exceed 60% State Median Income Guidelines.
      • This money is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.
      LIEAP Income Guidelines - FY' 2014

      Household Size
      Income Guidlines

      For family sizes greater than eight persons, add 3% points to the percentage for a six person household (132) and multiply by 44,012.

      Benefit Level Matrix
      % of Poverty Income
      Fuel Oil
      Natural Gas
      Under 50%

      *NOTE: All awards will be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

      LIEAP Application
      Application Instructions

      Zero Income Form

    • Emergency Needs Program
    • Emergency Needs Program is closed at this time.

      • Federally-funded program that provides assistance for emergency food, housing, or energy bill assistance; emergency assistance for prescriptions or for transportation to medical or dental appointments; emergency clothing or clothing assistance to obtain employment; and school clothing and/or supplies for children.
      • Applicant must be an enrolled MBPI citizen, reside in the state of Michigan, and have an income level that meets Federal Poverty Guidelines (listed below).
      • This money is limited; distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; with availability dependent on federal distribution.

      2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines
      Family Size
      Income Guidelines


      For each additional
      person, add

      SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 13, January 20, 2011, pp. 3637-3638