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

1311 Lincoln Way, Suite 100
Auburn CA, 95603
Office: (530) 820-0141
Fax: (530) 820-0142

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Success Stories

Participant’s Name: Gwen Arnett
Success: Full Time Employment-Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program
TANF Site: Sacramento

 

TANF-arnettBriefly 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.).

As a young child I lived with booth parents then lived with my grandmother (my mom’s side) then as I got older I lived with only my mom.

 

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

I obtained full-time employment.

 

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

Many staff at SSTTP as well as the staff at CIMC helped.  They all encouraged me in their own way.  I am very grateful for all of the help.

 

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

Watching my mom never give up and being humble enough to ask for help, showed me that as long as I do the same thing that I can be successful.  Along with my sobriety and the teaching I receive from it have helped me develop a tremendous believe in myself.  I believe in myself and know that I really want to be succeed then I will.

 

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

Not having enough time, money or education.  Each time I thought I was about to have a break through something else would come up and hinder the process.  I have broken through many barriers but some have proven to be harder than others.

 

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

I believe in myself and have faith that if something is meant to be it will.  I have also used what I have learned from my recovery, such as being honest and humble.  Understanding that we all go through many things but it’s just how we handle it that makes us who we are.  I was once told by a Navajo Spiritual leader to keep looking up and that is what I do to this day, I keep looking up.  I plan on getting at least a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling if not a AA or AS and help not only our people but all people whom struggle with addiction.  I would eventually like to become a marriage family therapist.  I would also like to open one day a nonprofit to help homeless Native American Adults, but of course all would be welcomed but I would bade the program off of Native Americans customs, traditions, and beliefs as much as all possible.

 

 What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

The experience, it is a part of my story and I know that anything I learned from the classes can be passed on and hope that it will help others in the future.  Keep looking up, don’t give up and it always gets better, have faith and believe in yourself and that your re only one that can change your life.

Particpant’s Name: Arthur Corpus, Jr.

Success: 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.).

I have 3 children’s and have been a Sacramento resident all my life. I have a two parent household which gets hard at times because of opposite schedules, but we always find a way to work it out in order to provide for our household.

 

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

I went from a part time no benefits position to a fulltime career position with UC Davis Medical Center.

 

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

My children have always been my priority and have had the biggest impact on motivating me to always want to do better and apply myself the best way I know I can.

 

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

The feeling of being stuck in the same position after three years of being a UC employee at part time and seeing people around me progressing and it seemed I would never become a full time UC Davis employee for the medical center.

 

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

I kept the mind set of one day all my hard work will pay off and that I will succeed no matter what and stayed open to opportunities.

 

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

To have job security and hopefully to purchase a house one day.

 

TANF-corpus-coronaWhat advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

Never to give up, stay positive and one day it will get better. Apply yourself 100% and although you may have your setbacks never let it get the best of you.

 


 

Participant’s Name: Griselda Corona
Success: 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.).

I grew up in Lake county moved to Sacramento in 2005 that same year I met Arthur. A year later we got together and 10 years later we have 3 wonderful children’s.

 

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

While on the program I was a full time assistant manager for Spencer gifts 3 months into the program a store manager position opened up and with the support of my partner I went for it and got the position.

 

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

My family has always motivated me to.

 

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

I guess the only barrier that I experienced was myself. Even though I had been with the company for 10 years I was scared to take on the challenges of becoming a manager. I thought that I didn’t have what it took and with the support of Arthur I was able to overcome that fear. 

 

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

My personal strengths were to have my mind set on what I wanted with this company. I had a goal even though it took a while all my hard work paid off.

 

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

My goal for the future is to finally be able to buy a car and own my our home now that we are financially stable.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

My advice would be never give up and always have a positive mind set. Do not let obstacles stop you, anything can be overcome when you have a set goal.

Participant’s Name: Marlin Kirby

Success: Full Time Employment

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

TANF-kirbyBriefly 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 single father of a teenage daughter, I grew up in a boy homes, foster homes, etc, dysfunctional family, drug, alcohol, abuse and domestic violence.

 

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

While on the TANF program I was able to take care of my daughter and go to school full time. I was able to get a degree in accounting which helped me get the payroll position that I currently have.

 

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

Everyone in the TANF program played a significant role. I am especially thankful for my Family Advocate as well as the Youth Program for helping my get my daughter to important youth events.

 

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

Some of the barriers were some of the policies and procedures with supportive services.

 

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

I am a go-getter, I have a very strong inner drive with the help I got from TANF I was able to achieve the goals in order to be successful.

 

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

Continue to follow my plan go to ceremonies, keep working hard and staying sober (alcohol/drug free) and positive.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

Follow your program and work hard to become self-sufficient ASAP.

Participant’s Name: Jada Mello-Hundley

Success: High School Diploma

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

TANF-mello-hundleyBriefly 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 came from a single parent home, mom work a lot she always make sure that we were well taken care of. It was me and my younger brother growing up.  We went to school and didn’t care about it back then. Live in Sacramento and Colusa went to school back and forth.

 

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

I would like to thank my family advocates for pushing me and motivating me to get my high school diploma. My sons motivate me to do good things and I did not want my son to know that I did not finish school.

 

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

My grandmother (Umi) and my son. My Family Advocate Rich Leon plays a big role in encourage me to pursue my education and to get my high diploma.

 

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

When I attended high school I did not go there for my education I was more into socializing and being around friends. My self was the barrier because I was not motivated to get my education.

 

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

My grandmother talk to me every time, told me that I need to do something with my life, my grandmother taught me to speak Putwin language, the dance and culture. She told me that I need to be the one to want something in life and to become someone one day.

 

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

My future goals are to become x-ray technician currently I am attending 2 year college then transfer to 4 year college at San Diego State.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

TANF helps me a lot make sure you utilize all the resources that they provide; they gave me a hand and provide the tools to be successful.

Participant’s Name: Ashley Morales

Success: Full Time Employment

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

 

TANF-moralesBriefly 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.).

My mom worked a lot and grandma helped raised me.

 

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

I was successful with classes and utilizing the resources.  Coordinators and Family Advocate pushed me for success.

 

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

My Family Advocate, Andrea Rodriguez, Troy Hatch and Yommala Cruz.  Troy has a positive outlook and Yommala is a great listener.  And my daughters and my bills were my motivation.  I never wanted to sound like a participants that were scared to time out on TANF.

 

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

My lack of motivation and life issues.

 

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

Learning the cycle of motivation and how it rubs off on people around you.

 

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

I want to go into real estate and management for property management..

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

The help I received from all the staff at TANF, to be honest and self-motivated.  It’s hard to not be successful if you are  not motivated.  Utilize the classes, computer lab, and time with children, and learn everything you can.  Even when you have nothing, people see that you have something.

Participant’s Name: Melissa Munoz

Success: Full Time Employment

TANF Site: Sacramento

 

TANF-munozBriefly 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 born in Tulare, CA. I was raised in a single parent home with my mother, two brothers and my father was deceased at an early age.

 

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

I have been a participants for 9 months, and in that time I found a full time job I am currently attending school and I have placed my daughter in daycare.

 

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

My main motivation has been my daughter Isabella I would also like to recognize my Family Advocate who has helped me in many ways as well as the Education Coordinator who has been a great encouragement in helping me to stay focused with school.

 

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

Finding a safe daycare for my daughter.

 

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

Being very persistent, wanting to provide a better life for my daughter and becoming self-sufficient.

 

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

To obtain a position at Shingle Springs Tribal TANF that would allow me to advance in the company.

 

What advice can you give to participants on SSTTP?

To stay focused and to take advantage of what TANF has to offer there are many resources, The staff here is also very helpful.

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.