About Us

Promote family (cultural) centered strengths based/solution focused approaches which are designed to empower families and youth with traditional and not-traditional strategies that will assist in alleviating obstacles that may be presenting issues, keeping in mind what is in the best interest of the child utilizing all reasonable efforts.

Domestic Violence Services available

Domestic Violence Program Manager:Antonia Lewis - White Mesa, Utah

Domestic Violence Advocate: Gibson McDonald - Towaoc,Co

Saleena A. Boyington MSW
Ute Mountain Ute Social Services
400 Sunset Blvd, Towaoc, Co. 81334
P.O. Box 309
Towaoc, Co 81334
Office: (970) 238-0082
Direct line: (970) 238-0645
Fax: (970) 564-5300


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Social Services

Dates: M-F

Time: 8:00 am– 4:30 pm

400 Sunset Blvd.

PO Box 309

Towaoc, Colorado 81334

Office:(970) 238-0082

Fax: (970) 564-5300

After 5 pm and emergencies please contact BIA dispatch (970) 565-3921.




UMUSS provides services to Tribal Members.

  • Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services (CPS) make every effort to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse, neglect, and endangerment.

  • Family Preservation Services

Provide short-term intervention, a family-focused services to assist Ute families in crisis by improving parenting, and family function.

  • Indian Child Welfare Services

Provide protection and the best interest of Tribal children involved in the State child welfare system.

  • Resource Parent Program

To ensure resource families have the support they need, UMUSS provides a mutual commitment by supporting, collaborating, and partnering with resource parents.

  • Adult Outreach Services

Provides a community-based case supervision, service coordination, and referrals to assist and improve the lives of the Ute Tribal members.

  • Domestic Violence Program

Provide support and information system to victims and survivors and their children with immediate intervention with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Law enforcements to initiate the occurrence. Victim assistance is 24/7 on-call Domestic Violence Advocates.

  • General Assistance

Provide financial assistance to qualified individuals.

  • Referral Services

Provide referrals for clienteles to appropriate resources.



Other helpful numbers:

FIRE/EMS - (970) 565-4441

FOOD DISTRIBUTION - (970) 739-5721 or 564-5315

WIC - (970) 564-5363