Human Services

Department of Human Services


Located at 911 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Mail Address: 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740


Mission Statement

The Department of Human Services of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is committed to the support and preservation of all aspects of family life, and to wrapping our services around the Anishnaabek communities. We will help restore holistic balance by calling upon existing resources of elders, trained professionals, traditional and spiritual leaders to empower individuals and families, and strengthen the circle of life as envisioned by our Odawa ancestors.

Aanii Tribal Citizens! The LTBB Department of Human Services is here to provide resources and services to Tribal Citizens.  Please review the links below for detailed information.  If you need assistance, please call our office at (231) 242-1620 or (231) 242-1621.  Miigwetch.


Contact Information

Phone: (231) 242-1620
Fax: (231) 242-1635
Human Services Director: Heather Boening (231) 242-1630
Social Services Program Manager: Melanie Gasco (231) 242-1625
Social Worker: Vacant (231) 242-1631
Social Worker: Vacant (231) 242-1632
Survivor Outreach Advocate: Keely Frye (231)242-1629
Rural/Survivor Outreach Advocate: Diana Isard (231) 242-1627
Lead Survivor Outreach Specialist: Stacey Ettawageshik (231) 242-1628
Program Generalist: Patricia Waucaush (231) 242-1626
Program Specialist: Joe Van Alstine (231) 347-2573
Food Distribution Worker: Tanner Keller (231) 347-2573
(c) 231-881-2588
Food Distribution Certification Worker: Christopher Polasky (231) 347-2573
Transitional Supportive Housing Specialist: Yvonne Goudreau (231) 242-1633
Administrative Assistant Vacant (231) 242-1621
VOCA Advocate Meghan Day (231) 242-1629