Child & Family

Mission Statement

The mission of the Child and Family Services Program is to strengthen family units within the Seneca communities by being sensitive to the traditions and beliefs of the Seneca people.


About Our Services

The Child and Family Services Program is the official agency of the Seneca Nation responsible for providing assistance to families affected by child abuse/neglect or adoption of a Seneca child.

Education and awareness are very important steps toward the prevention of child abuse or neglect. The CFS Program offers parenting classes for foster parents and biological parents. The Program strives to prevent out of home placement of Native children as the goal of the case plan is to reunify the family. The Program provides case management services and referrals to other agencies that will help the family serve the best interests of the child.

The Child and Family Services Program can provide assistance through court ordered or self referral situations.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it and whoever you are, you need one." Jane Howard

  • Child & Family Info
    Lionel R. John Health Center

    Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3233
    Fax: (716) 945-7881

    Community Health & Wellness Center

    Phone: (716) 532-4035
    Fax: (716) 532-3762

  • FHLP Form

    Click here to download and print out the Licensing Application for Foster Home Licensing Program (FHLP) and Adoptive Parents