The SPIPA TANF Program began in 2004 and serves the Nisqually, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island tribal reservations, as well as an urban site in Tacoma and Bremerton. We provide TANF services to all eligible native families residing within our TANF service area. 

Promoting Self-Sufficiency in Tribal Families

The goal of the SPIPA TANF Program is to promote and support tribal children and their families in reaching their full potential, becoming healthy, productive and self-sufficient.


TANF All Staff Event August 2016


 Assistance With Respect

 SPIPA TANF is offered in a way that:

                Protects and benefits tribal children

                Respects the basic culture, values and traditions of Native Americans; and

                Gives families access as well as input to a full range of programs and services


Our goals are to:

                Promote Self Sufficiency

                Promote Education

                Emphasize Work

                Promote Two-Parent Households

                Promote Family Stability

                Promote Independence


You may be eligible for assistance

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency’s (SPIPA) Tribes Assisting Native Families (TANF) Program was developed to assist low income families in obtaining needed services to gain self sufficiency. Services may include, but are not limited to: 


                Adult Basic Education and GED preparation and completion

                Vocational training

                Job readiness training

                Work experience, subsidized employment and job training

                And other identified resources to meet the needs of the family

*Services are available as funds permit


Find a TANF Office

Squaxin Island TANF Office

2750 SE Old Olympic HWY
Shelton, WA 98584
Ph: 360.426.9781
Fx: 360.462.0292


Nisqually TANF Office

4820 She-Nah-Num Dr. SE
Olympia, WA 98513
PH: 360.456.5237
Fx: 360.438.0430


Skokomish TANF Office

93 N Reservation Rd. 
Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
Ph: 360.877.2200
Fx: 360.877.220


Pierce County SPIPA TANF Office

2316 S State Street, Suite C
Tacoma, WA 98405
Ph: 253.250.0550
Fx: 253.250.0555


Kitsap County TANF Office

2525 6th St., Suite B
Bremerton, WA 98312
Ph: 360.377.6113
Fx: 360.377.6313