2828 Mission Hill Rd.
Tulalip, WA 98271

Phone: 360-716-3284
Fax: 360-716-0750

Manager Roberta Hillaire
Phone: 360-716-4068

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MISSION: Provide a strong and healthy foundation, in the best interest of the child, to achieve an immediate and lasting positive change in their life.

In lushootseed, the traditional language of Coastal Salish People, the word beda?chelh means, "our children". It is significant that this concept is depicted in a single word because, traditionally, children were considered to be sacred gifts to the entire community. The Tulalip Tribes beda?chelh program, formerly Indian Child Welfare, work creatively to design integrated services promoting family and cultural preservation, health and resiliency in its children and families.

beda?chelh has developed multiple programs for children and families, and it has established numerous agency partnerships both on the reservation and in the larger community.


  • Prevention work through Child Protective Services (CPS) to keep children and families together
  • Ongoing case management for parents and youth in need of care
  • Placement support services to link care givers to Tulalip resources
  • Visitation
  • Guardianship social workers to connect families with services, cultural and family
  • Christmas event for caregivers, parents and youth

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Clients are parents, children and placements of Tulalip tribal members and other natives.

Chapter 4.05 Juvenile and Family Code
beda?chelh Advisory Committee