Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

The Washington State Tribal [American Indian] Vocational Rehabilitation Programs [AIVRP] provide services to American Indians with disabilities who are seeking employment. The Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation[DVR] works cooperatively with the Tribal VR Programs to enhance the independence of individuals with disabilities, facilitate access to vocational rehabilitation services and increase employment opportunities for those served by DVR and AIVRP.

Washington State’s current Statewide Agreement between Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation programs, the Department of Social and Health Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Department of Services for the Blind provides a general framework for building a cooperative and service-oriented relationship to insure American Indians and Alaskan Natives receive the full scope of vocational rehabilitation services possible,  The current Statewide Agreement, has been drafted, but has not been signed by all of the participating Tribes, as DVR receives those signature pages they will be added to the Agreement.

To contact the local DVR Tribal Liaison in your area for information about DVR services, click on the current DVR Statewide Tribal Liaison List.  You will be able to identify a Liaison to contact by Office or Tribal relationship.  Once you have identified the Liaison you wish to contact,  click on their name for an instant pop up to email them, or feel free to use the direct telephone number listed to call them.

Note: each of the TVR programs listed  may have unique program eligibility requirements (e.g. service area, enrollment, etc.). Please contact the programs directly for their specific eligibility criteria.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Career Renewal Program

Toni Whitman, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Director
P.O. Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851

Colville Confederated Tribes

Serving tribal members in Ferry, Grant and Okanogan Counties
Laurae MacClain, Program Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Program
PO Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone: (509) 634-2723
Toll-free: 1 (888) 881-7684 x 2723
FAX: (509) 634-2297

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation

Serving Clark, Cowlitz, and Lewis Counties
Kris Rister, Program Manager
928 Fir St. PO Box 2429
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 575-6220
FAX: (360) 577-5690


Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Jim Allen, Program Manager/ VR Counselor
3080 Lower Elwha Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Phone: (360) 460-7549



Lummi Vocational Rehabilitation

Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled with a federally recognized tribe who reside in Whatcom County
Chastity Jeffries, Director
2665 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 312-2079
FAX: (360) 380-0680


North Intertribal Vocational Rehabilitation

Serving Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
Jana M. Finkbonner, Director
3201 Northwest Ave #8
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 671-7626
FAX: (360) 733-3061


Samish Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Serving Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
Donna Adamson, Director
Samish Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (360) 726-3647


Skokomish Tribal Nation / Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Chehalis serving Thurston, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties
Carol Cordova / Director, Vocational Rehabilitation
North 80 Tribal Ctr. Rd
Skokomish Nation, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 426-7788

Skokomish serving Mason County

Rosetta LaClair
Phone: (360) 426-7788


Skokomish VR Program see Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation


South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency

Whitney Jones, Project Director
3104 S.E. Old Olympic Highway
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 462-3230
Toll-free: 1 (800) 924-3984
FAX: (360) 432-8457

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Serving tribal members in Spokane, Lincoln, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties
Christopher Zilar, STVR Program Director
PO Box 540
Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone: (509) 258-7502
Fax: (509) 258-7029


Yakama Nation Vocational Rehabilitation

Jerod M. Corpuz, Program Director
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: (509) 865-5121 x 6017
FAX: (509) 865-7942


 TVR programs are grant funded; therefore, this list can change annually. Please refer to the CANAR list for the most up to date information. CANAR - the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation at