Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Warner Approves Family Grant

Bryan Warner

Bryan Warner of Sallisaw, Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor, supports a program that supports families.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council authorized the submission of an application to renew a tribal home visiting grant through the U.S. Department of Human Services.

The goal of the program is to prevent child maltreatment and abuse and to continue to provide families with access to quality services to support the overall well-being of their children.

Warner said, “It is an absolute necessity that the Cherokee Nation does its due diligence in finding resources to help support our young families in order to ensure our youngest citizens have the nurturing care they need at home.

“I commend our Human Services department for finding funding like this grant in order to maximize the services and resources available to our citizens.”

The skills training and education materials are delivered by the tribe’s early childhood educators in the participant’s home on a weekly basis for 18 weeks.

The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will be July 16 at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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