Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Lower Elwha Social Services

3080 Lower Elwha Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363

Phone: 360.565.7257
Fax: 360.457.8429
Business Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


The Lower Elwha Social Services Department strives to offer quality services to empower families and individuals to obtain self-sufficiency through coordinated services. Services are offered through the support of active participants, community support, tribal programs, as well as outside services providers.

Some of the services offered include:  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (G.A), Indian Child Welfare (ICW), Family Advocacy, LIHEAP, Food Pantry, Elders Services, Healthy Transitions, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) and Family Preservation Services (FPS).

Some services are subject to availability of funds and may not be available year-round.

Staff Directory for the Social Services Department

Rebecca Sampson-Weed, Social Services Director, Ext. 7456
Julie Helgeson, Administrative Assistant, Ext 7451
Janet Elofson, Receptionist, Ext. 7450

Elders Program Staff

  • Samantha Acosta, Elders Coordinator, Ext. 7466
  • Gina Williams, Elders Nutrition Coordinator, Ext. 7434
  • Tribal Center Kitchen- Elders Meals, Ext. 7434

Family Advocacy

  • Beatriz Arakawa, Family Advocacy Manager, Ext. 7453

Healthy Transitions Staff
* Offices locations at LEKT SS and Satellite Office at 717 S. Peabody Street

  • Rebecca Sampson-Weed, Interim Project Director, Ext. 7660
  • Taylor Jones, Administrative Assistant, Ext. 7668
  • Kerrie Morrison, Care Coordinator, Ext. 7683
  • Brad Holloway, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7680
  • Iliana Jones, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7681
  • Keeoma Messenger, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7701 (direct ring 360-461-4916)
  • Jen Mobley, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7663 (direct ring 360-461-5423)
  • Sandra Stokes, MH Clinical Supervisor Ext. 7674
  • Tom Whitaker, Mental Health Counselor

Indian Child Welfare Staff

  • Vashti White, ICW Program Manager, Ext. 7458
  • Virginia Klein, ICW Case Manager, Ext. 7467
  • Autumn Clark, ICW Case Manager, Ext 7449

Heritage Center – 401 E Front Street, Port Angeles, WA 98363

  • Nicole Volkmann, HC Manager, Ext. 2912
  • Sateva Henderson, TANF Assistant, Ext 7439
    • Offices at both Social Services and Heritage Center
  • Vacant, TANF Youth Advocate


  • Becky Charles, TANF/GA Coordinator, Ext. 7455
  • Jessica Wright, TANF/GA Case Manager, Ext. 7459
  • Tessa Velasco, FPS, Ext. 5003

Crime Victim Advocates

  • Nancy Hamilton, Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, Ext.2960