Spirit Lake Social Services

Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services
7184 Hwy 57
PO Box 39
Fort Totten ND 58335
Phone 701-766-4404
Fax 701-766-4722

Strengthening Spirit Lake children, families and community through Dakota values.
Mission: We will partner to deliver culturally responsive family services and supports.

December 2017 Newsletter



Coming Events:



Tribal Social Services
Phone: 701-766-4404
Fax: 701-766-4722

Allyson Bartlett-Director
701-230-5295  EXT. 102

Diana Azure - Administrative Assistant
701-766-4404  EXT. 100

Jean Robertson - Case Manager
701-381-9693  EXT. 103

Donalda Charboneau - Case Manager
701-230-7112  EXT. 107

Britney Baker - Foster Care Recruiter
701-230-4195  EXT. 106

Gloria Redroad - Family Preservationist
701-381-8147  EXT 105


Child Protection Services
Office: 701-766-2100
Fax: 701-766-2100

Marissa Goodvoice – Investigator
701-381-2224  EXT. 105

Maria Vormestrand - Case Manager
701-381-0019  EXT. 103

Sharlotte Martin – Case Manager
701-381-0037  EXT. 102


Dakota Values

Waohoda (Respect) Ohan Owotana (Honesty)
Woksape (Wisdom) Waokiyapi (Help)
Wawokiya (Generosity) Wichwahba (Humility)
Wowaditake (Courage & Fortitude) Waunsida (Compassion)


Guiding Principles:
The safety of children is paramount.

  • We will acknowledge families as relatives.

  • We will measure and evaluate our work to ensure quality services.

  • We will strive to provide consistency through well trained and well supervised staff.

  • We will treat families fairly, ethically and as equal partners.

  • We will practice in an ethical manner that reflects Dakota values and best practice.

  • We recognize and promote safety, permanence and well-being of children.

  • We will engage families and our colleagues in a strength based and respectful manner.

  • We will work collaboratively, transparently, and professionally with our stakeholders.

  • We recognize families are unique.

  • We will promote a learning environment inside and outside of the Spirit Lake child welfare system of care.

  • We will be proactive in our efforts to provide prevention and early intervention.

  • We will promote individual family self-determination.

  • We have a shared responsibility for the children in our community. “It takes a village to raise a child.”

  • We will continue to sustain and strengthen effective communication, coordination and collaboration with all partners.

  • We will solicit, encourage and respect family’s voice and choice throughout the tribal child welfare system of care.

  • We will invite and encourage community participation and input.

  • We will accept and address constructive criticism; encourage positive solutions and idea; and celebrate successes.

  • We will demonstrate accountability to our families.

  • We will uphold current law and advocate for law that better protects our children, families and community.

  • We will continuously seek out and leverage our resources.

Services Provided by IV-E Foster Care:

  • Site visits of IV-E foster children

  • Placement foster children

  • Arrange necessary services

  • Engagement of parents

  • One on one children interaction care & parents

  • Make referrals for other resources as needed

  • Assist or arrange in transportation to and from appoints for children in placement

  • Facilitate quarterly Child Family Team Meetings

  • Develop affidavits for court intervention

  • Participate in IEP meetings for IV-E children

  • Support foster parents in placement of IV-E children

Foster Home Recruitment, Licensing, and Support

  • Locate families interested in Foster Care

  • Conduct home studies

  • Assist families in meeting all standards

  • Present findings to Director for his recommendations

  • Assist and arrange for training