Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Social Services

 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

~Lunch Break~

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Appointments made by phone appreciated. Please contact us at (775) 574-1047.

Current Staff: 

Social Services Director, Caseworker for Family Welfare, and Administrative Assistant.

The Pyramid Lake Social Services Department is funded under the Bureau of Indian Affairs. PLSS services the areas of the greater Pyramid Lake Reservation; the areas of Nixon, Sutcliffe, Wadsworth and Fernley.

Casework Services provided to those who qualify within the following:

Programs Operated: Child Welfare, which consists of CPS (Child Protective Services; Foster Care, Residential, Guardianship, Adoptions, and out of home placements).

Adult Protective: Adults in need of care due to mental and physical disabilities; exploitation; abused and neglected. Assistance available with placement in licensed group facilities and referrals to other available resources.

Burial Assistance: The Tribe has their own burial assistance. Services eligibility based.

General Assistance: Financial assistance to eligible persons in accordance of BIA regulations. Referrals to TANF; LIEHA, Medicaid, and other state programs for low-income persons. Eligibility must be met with consideration of resources.

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Human Services Program is in need of compassionate and nurturing foster homes for our Tribal Children. When caseload numbers increase, so does the need for safe homes for children and teens. It is always best to keep our children close to home and community at all times.

 Interested In Becoming A Foster Home? 

– General Qualifications –
  1. You must be 21 years of age
  2. Exercise sound judgement and decision making
  3. Be a willing team member
  4. Possess skills necessary to live as a family group
  5. Accept and respect each child as an individual
  6. Have knowledge and understanding of childcare and problems of children
  7. Participate in training as required
  8. Serve as positive role model for foster children.

Download Foster Care FAQ Sheet here: Foster Care Recruitment

Download the Foster Care Information Packet Here: PLPT Foster Care Application

Tribal Foster Parenting for Pyramid Lake Paiute Children

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