Our Mission is to empower our families

  • By promoting the sacredness of our children,

  • By reaffirming the shared responsibility of parenting, and

  • By honoring the traditions of the tribe

  • MNCSS will provide a collaborative platform to address child support matters in an environment of respect, honesty, humility and compassion.

    Our Vision is for healthy children who are strengthened by the consistent Emotional, Physical, Educational, Social, Spiritual, Cultural, and Financial Support Of their Parents and the Meskwaki Tribal Community.

    Meskwaki Elders Circle

    The Meskwaki Elders Circle (MEC) helps our families who are referred by Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services. When using MEC, an agreement will be reached through consensus on how to best meet the financial and emotional needs of the family and their child (children).


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    Native American Fathers & Families Association Native American Fathers and Families Associaiton. An Arizona based non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization founded in 2002. This organization began with the purpose of strengthening Native American families through responsible fatherhood.
    Administration for Children & Families Office of Child Support Enforcement US Dept of Health and Human Services. National Office of Child Support Enforcement. OCSE partners with federal, state, tribal and local governments and others to promote parental responsibility so that children receive support from both parents even when they livein separate households. Reconnecting Families and Dads resources. HUD is facilitating ideas that will bring fathers and their children together more than just on Father's Day, but to make that connection throughout the year.
    Native Wellness Institute The Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that enbrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.
    National Fatherhood Initiative To improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
    Parent Further Providing practical, everyday parenting tips and helpful advice for difficult situations, ParentFurther is your online resource that will help you 1) teach your kids positive values; 2) set clear boundaries and enforce reasonable consequences; 3) find the support and knowledge you need to help your kids grow up successfully; and 4) focus on the things that matter most to your family

    Office of Child Support Enforcement


    National Tribal Child Support Association


    State of Iowa Child Support


    Title 6: Family Relations Final and Approved as of September 3, 2014


    Meskwaki Nation Child Support Services
    TITLE IV-D Director Allison Lasley
    Financial Specialist Elena Freeman
    Case Manager Joy Bancroft
    Case Worker Shelly Tuttle
    Administrative Ass/MEC Liason Francesca Papakee
    Receptionist Melinda Diego


    Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: Toll Free Number: Fax:

    (Located inside the Justice Center)
    307 Meskwaki Road
    Tama, IA 52339

    Driving Directions

    P.O. Box 36
    Tama, IA 52339
    ext. 2301
    1-844-333-5656 641-484-4978