Title VI


Donna Harp

Donna Harp
Title VI Director

The 1978 Amendments to the Older Americans Act created Title VI.  The purpose of this title is to promote the delivery of supportive and nutritional services for Indian elders.  Nutritional services include congregate meals and home-delivered meals.  Supportive services include providing information, offering assistance, transportation, chore, social and recreation services and culture/craft classes.  The explicit purpose of each of the services offered is to contribute to the welfare of older Indians.

To better provide nutritional services to Peoria elders, a contract was established with the Ottawa tribe on December 1, 2011.  This contract specified that Peoria elders, under Title VI, would participate with Ottawa elders in receiving nutritional services at the Ottawa Tribe Nutrition Center, located by the Ottawa Tribal Office.  Each of these facilities provides daily meals for Peoria elders Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  In addition, meals are delivered from the Nutrition Centers to home-bound tribal elders.

The nutrition services are provided directly from the Ottawa Tribe.  With the support of Title VI funds (contracted with the Peoria Tribe), the Ottawa tribe oversees employment of cooks and personnel, as well as the preparation, scheduling and delivering of meals.

Supportive services at the Peoria and Ottawa tribal facilities offer activities including arts and crafts, recreation, health, physical fitness and library services.  The Peoria and Ottawa Tribal office are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Peoria facility is located at 118 South Eight Tribes Trail in Miami, Oklahoma.  The Ottawa facility is located at 10 North 69A, Miami, Oklahoma.   If you have any questions, you can reach the Ottawa Title VI Office at 918-541-1900.

Funding for the Title VI Supportive and Nutrition Service Program is provided by a three-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS).  Administration of this program is proved by the Administration on Aging (AOA).

Community Health Representative


Barbara Stacy - Community Health Representative

Barbara Stacy
Community Health Representative

Maternity Care

The Community Health Representative provides instruction in pre-natal, post-natal, and infant care to members of the Peoria Tribe and spouses. Included in these instructions are Infant CPR, and growth progress through weight and length measurements.


Instructions in preparing and giving insulin self-injections and performing self-blood sugar screenings are provided by the Community Health Representative to members of the Peoria Tribe.

Breast Self Exams

The Community Health Representative will provide instructions to female tribal members on techniques of self-exams of breasts for early detection of signs of cancer.


Health Screenings

The Community Health Representative provides screening services for diabetes, anemia, and blood pressure.

General Health Services

With appropriate doctor’s orders, arrangements can be made by calling the office of the Community Health Representative for nursing services such as injections, changing of catheters with delivery of UAs to area laboratories, blood drawn for delivery to laboratories or physician’s office, dressings changed, sutures removed, wound or throat cultures with samples delivered to laboratories.

Inter-Tribal Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Center

21 N Eight Tribes Trail – Miami, Ok 74354 – 918-542-5543

Agency Services

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling for individuals 
  • Court Ordered Alcohol and Drug Assessments
  •  Individual Substance Abuse Counseling for Offenders
  • Alcoholic Anonymous- call for information
  • Narcotics Anonymous- call for information
  • Random and pre-employment urine testing
  • Confidential Walk-In Personal Requests for Urine Testing

Providing the Tribes of Northeast Oklahoma and the general public a wide variety of counseling services since 1973.

Most services are free for Native Americans, if not court-ordered.
Sliding fee scale for Non-Native Americans.