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Human Services
LESLIE PIGEON
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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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

PROGRAM SERVICES

  • 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
      1
      $22,886.00
      2
      $29,928.00
      3
      $36,970.00
      4
      $44,012.00
      5
      $51,054.00
      6
      $58,096.00
      7
      $59,416.00
      8
      $60,736.00

      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
      Propane
      Electric
      Natural Gas
      Wood/Coal
      Under 50%
      $400.00
      $370.00
      $350.00
      $350.00
      $350.00
      50.1%-75%
      $370.00
      $340.00
      $300.00
      $300.00
      $300.00
      75%-100%
      $340.00
      $300.00
      $270.00
      $270.00
      $270.00

      *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

      1

      $10,890
      2
      $14,710
      3
      $18,530
      4
      $22,350
      5
      $26,170
      6
      $29,990
      7
      $33,810
      8
      $37,630
      For each additional
      person, add
      $3,820

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