Tribal Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families Now Available in Yolo County
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Program Now Serving 4 Counties
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians announced today that they will be expanding Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to Yolo County starting today.
“We are excited to be expanding the program to Yolo County,” said Tribal Chairperson Regina Cuellar. “Every tribal family needs to have access to resources. As of today, our Tribal TANF will now be able to help those Native American families in need from Yolo County.”
Yolo County’s Tribal TANF offices will initially share its space with Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency in West Sacramento. Those interested in Tribal TANF services in Yolo County can contact (888) 688-6816 to schedule an intake appointment at either 500 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento or 25 N. Cottonwood Street, Woodland. In the coming months, Tribal TANF hopes to open its own offices in West Sacramento and Woodland.
“These services are available for the neediest tribal families,” said Executive Director Daniel Delgado. “We would not be able to provide services throughout the Sacramento Valley region and expand into Yolo County if not for the generosity, leadership, and support from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.”
The TANF program, which is time limited, assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family's basic needs. The program provides educational development, career development, vocational training, child care, transitional services, teen pregnancy prevention, and parenting skills classes as well as monthly cash assistance.
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians runs the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties. The program serves hundreds of needy Native American families with the goal of providing the tools and teaching skills to allow the families to achieve self-sufficiency.
"Our program incorporates culture and traditions into all services provided to strengthen Native American families and assist with issues which create barriers to self-sufficiency,” added Delgado.
The mission of the Shingle Springs Tribal TANF Program is to shift Native Americans 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.
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians opened the Shingle Springs Tribal (TANF) Program in 2010.