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

Cody Wilson, 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

Shari Parker, Program Manager

1055 9th Ave.,  PO Box 2429

Longview, WA 98632

Phone: (360) 575-6220

FAX: (360) 577-5690



Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Kelly Bradley, Social Services Director

3080 Lower Elwha Road

Port Angeles, WA 98363

Phone: (360) 565-1257 Ext 7451



Lummi Vocational Rehabilitation

Serving American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled with a federally recognized tribe who reside in Whatcom County

Julie M. Jefferson, 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

Ray Avery, Director VR

PO Box 217

1809 Commercial Ave.

Anacortes, WA 98221

Phone: (360) 899-5282 ext. 224

Cell: (360) 391-4407

FAX: (360) 588-9537



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