Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians opened the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program June 1st, 2010 and now provides TANF assistance and related support services to eligible Native Americans and their families residing in El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento Counties in California. The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program incorporates culture and traditions into all aspects of the program in order to strengthen and solidify the Native families and assist in addressing and resolving issues which create barriers to self sufficiency.
The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program goals are to:
- Increase the employability of needy families.
- Increase employment opportunities for Native American families through job training and skill development.
- To prevent and reduce unwanted and unplanned pregnancies.
- Encourage healthy and stable two parent Indian families.
The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program provides important tools and skills which empower Native families in becoming self-sufficient, so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, families, and community.
Some of the types of assistance and supportive services which the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program provides to eligible Native families include: Monthly Assistance, Educational Development, Career Development, Vocational Training, Job Related Services, Work Experience, Child Care, Transportation, Skill Building Workshops, Classes, Training, Relocation Services, Transitional Services, Diversion Services, Youth Prevention Program, Clothes Closet and Emergency Food Closet.
The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program is also a provider for the Access to American Indian Recovery (AAIR) Program, a Federal SAMHSA grant administered through the California Rural Indian Health Board. We are able to use the reimbursement vouchers to expand on culturally relevant events and activities that support substance abuse recovery in Native American and Alaska Native households.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program is to shift our community from a pattern of chronic unemployment and welfare dependency to one of self-reliance and sustainable prosperity by developing a comprehensive web of support services and activities that form a pathway that income eligible and at-risk individuals and families can take as they make their journey toward self-sufficiency.
Core Values: Cultural Awareness, Health Lifestyle Choices, Education, Marriage, Self-Sufficiency, Family Stability, Strong, Safe, and Caring Families.
Services Available: The following services are either offered by the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program or a referral can be provided:
- Educational Activities or Training
- Community Economic Activities
- Job Development Activities
- Vocational Training
- Job Related Services
- Educational Services
- Child Care Services
- Transportation Services
- Relocation Services
- Transitional Services
- Diversion Services
- Work Experience
- Small Business Development Services
- Parenting Skills Classes and Activities
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Education
- Youth Prevention Services and Activities
- Domestic Violence Services
- Non-Medical Substance Abuse Services
- Mental Health Services
- Dental and Vision Services
The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program is committed to our mission of providing Native American families with the resources they need to thrive in their communities. We accomplish this through intricately developed Community Partnerships.
For questions about obtaining a referral for a supportive service, please call the office and schedule an appointment to meet with a Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program Family Advocate.
Community Partnerships: The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program could not operate without the support and assistance of community organizations such as:
- Buena Vista Child Development Center
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
- Capitol Area Indian Resource (CAIR)
- California Indian Basket weavers Association (CIBA)
- California Indian Heritage Center
- California Indian Legal Services (CILS)
- California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC)
- California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB)
- Chaw se Indian Grinding Rock
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- Intertribal Council of California (ITCC)
- California Indian Education
- Maidu Indian Museum
- Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
- Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC)
- Tribal Economics and Social Solutions Agency (T.E.S.S.A.)
Contact Information: The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program can be reached several ways:
Sacramento County Area Office
2033 Howe Ave, Suite #100
Sacramento CA, 95815
El Dorado County Area Office
3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite #100
Shingle Springs CA, 95682
Placer County Area Office
1311 Lincoln Way
Auburn CA, 95603