Chitimacha Tribe Department & Services

Human Services

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Human Services Department

Vision/Mission Statement:  “Our Mission is to improve the lives of Tribal Members one day at a time” by working collaboratively with other Tribal Departments and Agencies in addressing the needs of Tribal Members.   We collaborate with Federal, State, Regional and Parish Partners in a united effort to eradicate child abuse/neglect, substance abuse, domestic violence, and criminal activities, in promoting safe and stable Tribal families on the Chitimacha Reservation and in our Service Area of St. Mary Parish. 

Contact Information:
Karen Matthews, Director of Health & Human Services

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 520
Charenton, LA. 70523

Physical Address
3231 Chitimacha Trail
Charenton, LA. 70523

Phone: 337-923-7000
Fax: 337-923-2475

Additional Information:   Human Services provides multiple services including, but not limited to Child Abuse/Neglect Investigations, court ordered Home Study Investigations, mental health and substance abuse assessments and counseling for children and adults, Boys’ and Girls’ Prevention Groups, case management, mediation counseling, etc.