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

Elders Program Staff

  • Samantha Acosta, Elders Coordinator, Ext. 7466
  • Brandy Williams, Elders Cook, Ext. 7646
  • Tribal Center Kitchen- Elders Meals, Ext. 7434

Family Advocacy

  • Beatriz Arakawa, Family Advocacy Manager, Ext. 7453

Healthy Transitions Staff

  • Jesse Charles, Project Director, Ext. 7660
  • Taylor Jones, Administrative Assistant, Ext. 7668
  • Jessica Wright, Care Coordinator, Ext. 7663
  • Kerrie Morrison, Care Coordinator, Ext. 7683
  • Brady Holloway, Male Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7680
  • Raelyn Bowechop, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7681
  • Aloma Sisco, Youth & Young Adult Advocate, Ext. 7701

Indian Child Welfare Staff

  • Vashti White, ICW Lead Caseworker, Ext. 7458
  • Virginia Klein, ICW Caseworker, Ext. 7467
  • Tessa Velasco, Family Preservation Supervisor, Ext. 5003


  • Tammie Stevens, TANF Program Manager, Ext. 7459
  • Becky Charles, TANF/GA Case Manager, Ext. 7455
  • Janet Elofson, Receptionist, Ext. 7450
  • Sateva Henderson, TANF Assistant, Ext 7439
  • Tessa Velasco, FPS, Ext. 5003
  • Angelina Sosa, TANF Youth Advocate, Ext. 7451

Crime Victim Advocates

  • Nancy Hamilton, Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, Ext.2960
  • Jessica Guthrie, Crime Victim Advocate, Ext. 2961

Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Jim Allen, Vocational Rehab Program Manager, 360.460.7549
  • Jeremy Acosta, Vocational Rehab Counselor, Ext. 7457
  • Chrissi Ducotey, Administrative Assistant, Ext. 2902