Tribal TANF

Teresa LeBeau

Director

Office: (916) 760-0063

Email: tlebeau@sstanf.org

Sacramento County Office
2033 Howe Ave, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825
Office: (916) 760-1660
Toll free:  (888) 688-6816
Fax: (916) 760-1661

El Dorado County Office
3932 Ponderosa Road, Suite 100
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Office: (530) 683-0110
Fax: (530) 683-0109

Placer County Office

1780 Auburn Ravine Road
Auburn, CA 95603
Office: (530) 820-0141
Fax: (530) 820-0142

Eligibility Documents

Supportive Service Request Forms

Appeal Process

Calendars

Event Flyers

Programs Open to Non-Participants

Success Stories

Participant’s Name: Lynnel Demontiney

Success: Full – Time Employment at an Optometrist’s Office

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

Briefly tell us about your family background/structure? Please explain (for example: single parent or two parent household, number of children, where did you grow up etc.).

Both of my parents are from Montana and are Crow and Cree. My grandma Delia raised me and we grew up very traditional. I was a young mother at the age of 16 and finished high school at 17. I moved to California and put myself through college and got a certificate as an optician back in 2003.

 

Tell us about the type of success you achieved while on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program. Please explain.

I gained a full-time job at an optometrist’s office. The program and staff have been a huge support system. The program has helped me tremendously with child care, encouragement, and other needs to become self-sufficient.

 

Who played a significant role or motivated you in your success story? Please explain.

Every person I have ever come across including young, new, and previous friends, both positive and negative. But most of all, my three amazing children. They motivate me every single day. My 15 year old is not shy with words so he expresses his gratitude during the good times, and his worries through the hard time. He is the voice for everything. They are my reasons for everything. We (Cree) people believe our kids are only loaned to us, so keep them safe and protect them.

 

What were some of the barriers you experienced along the way to your success? Please explain.

An abusive relationship, alcohol, and self-pity were my major barriers. Counseling, AA, and strong case management support has helped me overcome.

 

What were some of your personal strengths you used to obtain success? Please explain.

Some of the personal strengths I used to obtain my success were acknowledgement, awareness, acceptance, and forgiveness.

 

What is your future goal/next step in your Family Wellness Plan?

My next step in my Family Wellness Plan is to go to college part time and become a licensed social worker or to get my degree in psychology and help women, men, and children of our background and cases.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

You can do anything you want to do but you have to want to do it. Anything is attainable.

Participant’s Name: Eddie Navarro

Success: High School Diploma/Full-Time Employment at SNAHC

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

Briefly tell us about your family background/structure? Please explain (for example: single parent or two parent household, number of children, where did you grow up etc.).

I was raised in a single – parent household and my parents divorced when I was six years old. After that, I stayed close and spent a lot of time with my grandparents. I have six siblings, which consist of four sisters and two brothers. I grew up in South Sacramento.

 

Tell us about the type of success you achieved while on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program. Please explain.

The success I achieved while on SSTTP was completing the adult education program and receiving my high school diploma. I have also been hired full-time at Sacramento Native American Health Clinic.

 

Who played a significant role or motivated you in your success story? Please explain.

Being a single father really motivated me to further my education, complete the program, get my diploma, and get a good job.

 

What were some of the barriers you experienced along the way to your success? Please explain.

Some of the barriers I experienced along the way were being a single father. Things got very difficult, but I managed to care and provide for my children.

 

What were some of your personal strengths you used to obtain success? Please explain.

Some of the personal strengths I used to obtain my success was the culture and being on a spiritual path kept me moving forward in a positive way. My future goals are to be a good parent and a role model to my kids and in the community.

 

What is your future goal/next step in your Family Wellness Plan?

My future goal/next step in my Family Wellness Plan is to move up in my current job.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

Take advantage of all the classes and resources that the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program has to offer to us.

Participant’s Name: Sarah St. Arnaud

Success: Bachelor of Science Degree and Full – Time Employment

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

Briefly tell us about your family background/structure? Please explain (for example: single parent or two parent household, number of children, where did you grow up etc.).

We live in a two – parent household consisting of my husband and myself. We have two children, Aiydan who is four and Averie who is five months. Averie was a twin but he passed away last month from SIDS. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Sacramento in 1998.

 

Tell us about the type of success you achieved while on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program. Please explain.

While on TANF, I was still completing my Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a major in forensic psychology. I achieved my degree last July, and last month I got a full – time position with Walmart.

 

Who played a significant role or motivated you in your success story? Please explain.

My husband was a positive support system in my achievements as he helped me study in my class and made sure I kept at it when applying for jobs. He has been my rock.

 

What were some of the barriers you experienced along the way to your success? Please explain.

When I first got the job at Walmart, I was still trying to get my degree, so it was challenging to make the time to study and train for my job.

 

What were some of your personal strengths you used to obtain success? Please explain.

I never gave up when it got tough. Trying to balance a job, school, and my child gave me the strength and confidence to succeed.

 

What is your future goal/next step in your Family Wellness Plan?

I really hope to continue to move up in my job. I want to continue my schooling for my master’s degree, but I need the time to do so.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

If you want to move forward in live, never give up even when it seems easy to do so.

Participant’s Name: Samantha Treadway

Success: High School Diploma

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

Briefly tell us about your family background/structure? Please explain (for example: single parent or two parent household, number of children, where did you grow up etc.).

I am Native American (California Valley Miwok) and I grew up in South Sacramento. I had both of my parents until I was 17, when they separated. Things got hard and I rebelled and gave up on everything, but my mother never gave up on me. She has been my backbone no matter what.

 

Tell us about the type of success you achieved while on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program. Please explain.

The type of success I achieved while on SSTTP was receiving my High School Diploma from Twin Rivers Adult School.

 

Who played a significant role or motivated you in your success story? Please explain.

My mother, Rich, and Stace played a huge role in my success. They never let me give up, even when I wanted to.

 

What were some of the barriers you experienced along the way to your success? Please explain.

I never thought I would succeed in anything until Rich helped me push through. Even though he isn’t a counselor, he still always listened to anything I had to say and always gave his best advice.

 

What were some of your personal strengths you used to obtain success? Please explain.

Being a mother and knowing I have a daughter looks up to me and depends on me. She made me stronger to push through every day for her.

 

What is your future goal/next step in your Family Wellness Plan?

My next step in my Family Wellness Plan is to finish up school at NCE and get a great paying job being a phlebotomist.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

My advice to other participants on SSTTP is to stay strong no matter what life throws at you. Just know at TANF, you are not alone.

Participant’s Name: Nicole Trujillo

Success: Full-Time Employment at the State of California Parks and Recreation

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

Briefly tell us about your family background/structure? Please explain (for example: single parent or two parent household, number of children, where did you grow up etc.).

I am a single parent from Sacramento and I have four children.

 

Tell us about the type of success you achieved while on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program. Please explain.

I had not worked in four or five years before getting on SSTTP. After that, I was able to get help with childcare and I was able to apply for jobs. I received a job after two months of being a participant on the program.

 

Who played a significant role or motivated you in your success story? Please explain.

My kids played a huge part as well as my mom helping me. Gwendolyn was also a great help and she worked with me.

 

What were some of the barriers you experienced along the way to your success? Please explain.

The major barrier I experienced along the way to success was childcare. I was not able to afford it and still be able to work full-time.

 

What were some of your personal strengths you used to obtain success? Please explain.

Some of the personal strengths I used to obtain success was utilizing the job skills I had before and accepting the fact that I would have to start from the bottom.

 

What is your future goal/next step in your Family Wellness Plan?

My next step in my Family Wellness Plan is to continue to work until I qualify for a new position.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

The advice that I would give to other participants on the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program is that hard work pays off and you have to start somewhere. Have faith and trust in the process.

Newsletter

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’ Tribal TANF program serves eligible Native American families in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.  Our program provides important tools and teaches skills to empower Native families to achieve self-sufficiency.

 

The  four purposes of the TANF program are to:

  1. Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes
  2. Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
  3. Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
  4. Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

Assistance and supportive services include:

  • Monthly Cash Assistance
  • Educational Development
  • Career Development
  • Vocational Training
  • Job Related Services
  • Work Experience
  • Child Care
  • Transportation
  • Skill Building Workshops and Classes
  • Relocation Services
  • Transitional Services
  • Diversion Services
  • Prevention Programs for Youth
  • Parenting Skills Classes and Activities
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Education

Referrals

Referrals to outside agencies include, but aren’t limited to,  such services as:

  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Dental and Vision Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Entrepreneur Development Services

 

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.

 

Community Partnerships: The Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program could not operate without the support and assistance of community organizations such as:

 

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians opened the Shingle Springs Tribal ( TANF) Program in 2010..  Our program incorporates culture and traditions into all aspects of the program to strengthen and solidify the Native families and assist in addressing and resolving issues which create barriers to self sufficiency.