About 90,000 American Indian families are homeless or under-housed.
Our Services - Stories that Inspire
Julia was very thankful for the Individual meals provided to the Elders of the community. She soon proved that she had a big heart, though.
She was the first to give her meal up when she heard the center’s director share they were short one meal for one of the new enrollees.
Providing the right goods at the right time and in the right way.
PWNA serves 60 reservations in 12 states throughout the Northern Plains and Southwest regions of the United States. We focus on underserved and geographically-isolated Native American communities with limited employment opportunities, addressing both immediate relief and working towards long-term solutions.
We build upon assets within the communities we serve, bringing together individuals, programs and outside resources to address challenges and support positive change.
This community-driven model leverages the social capital of a larger network mobilizing toward a common solution.
There are six major program categories through which we provide materials for immediate relief, as discussed in the program narrative of our Form 990.
Like our Material Services, Long-Term Solutions are critical to our vision of strong, self-sufficient Native American communities and support the self-determined initiatives of reservation partners and other local leaders who are working for sustainable gains in their communities.
While some of PWNA’s long-term services are newer, they are already yielding positive outcomes for partners, participants and communities on the reservations.
- Capacity Building
- Higher Education
- Community Investment
- K-12 Education
- Food & Water
- Emergency Services
- Animal Welfare