Crescent City TANF Office

Teela Robison
TANF Program Manager
(707) 465-8305 x1101

Stephen Basford
TANF Database Manager
(707) 465-8305 x1103

Samantha Frick
Emplyment Technician
(707) 465-8305 x1106

Patricia Bilderback
Case Worker
(707) 465-8305 x1105

Rhiannon Gensaw
Case Worker
(707) 465-8305 x1100

Theresa McQuillan
Case Aide
(707) 465-8305 x1104

Angela Alvarado
Clerical Assistant
(707) 465-8305 x1102

Eureka TANF Office

Allyson McCovey
Circle of Care Project Manager
(707) 445-2422 x1206

Angela Sundberg
ICWA Advocate
(707) 445-2422 x1204

Erica O' Rourke
Case Worker
(707) 445-2422 x1203

Melva Hurn

Case Aide
(707) 445-2422 x1205

Blair Kreuzer
Social Worker
(707) 445-2422 x1207

Elsie Losey
Integrated Caseworker
(707) 445-2422 x1201

Weitchpec Office

Alita Redner
Case Worker
(530) 625-4130  x1619

Laura Kinney
Case Aid
(530) 625-4130  x1620

Robert Kinney
Elder Advocate
(530) 625-4130  x1610

Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Yurok TANF program (YTTP) is to help Yurok needy families work toward and achieve self-sufficiency in a culturally appropriate way.

Vision & Purpose Statement:
It is the vision of this program that Native American families will, using the unique culture and values of the Yurok Tribe, develop their individual capacities to self-sufficiency, enhance their future through personal and job skill development, increase family stability, and reduce risk factors.  The end result will help to assure that Indian children grow up in a stable and safe environment that promotes their healthy development and preparation to become productive citizens and parents.

Four purposes of TANF:
1.     Assisting needy families so that children can be cared for in their own home
2.    Reducing the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
3.    Preventing out of wedlock pregnancies
4.    Encourage the formation and maintenance of two parent families

Program Goals:
1.     Increase the employability of TANF clients
2.    Increase employment opportunities
3.    To prevent and reduce the unwanted and unplanned pregnancies
4.    Encourage healthy and stable families

Service Area:  
The Yurok Tribal TANF program will serve all eligible needy families with at least one member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe residing on the Yurok Reservation, and families with at least one eligible Yurok Tribal member within the Yurok Tribal Service area of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
The Yurok Tribal TANF Service Area includes the Yurok Reservation and the BIA service area of Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.

The following eligibility is for all program offered through the Yurok TANF Program.  In addition to the list criteria there will also be program specific eligibility depending on the type of service.  Please contact the TANF office nearest your location they will be more than happy to answer specific questions you may have.
    One member of the family must be an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe if the family resides off of the Yurok Reservation, or a member of a federally recognized tribe if the family resides within the Yurok Reservation boundaries.  The enrolled member can be a child.
    Indian/non-Indian single parent with eligible children or expecting (individuals will become eligible for YTTP Services in their third trimester of pregnancy), or
    Indian/non-Indian two parent families with eligible child(ren), or
    Indian/non-Indian needy or non-needy caretaker with eligible child must be related by blood, adoption, marriage or identified as a non-related extended family member by the Yurok Tribe Social Services Department.
    The parent must be the primary custodian of the children that are qualifying them for the TANF program.

Types of Programs:
The Yurok Tribe TANF program has three separate types of programs to assist families.

1.     Cash Assistance:  This program is for families who have an eligible child in their home and have a family income of less than 135% of the federal poverty guidelines and must not have exceeded their 60 months of available aid.  This time includes months assisted by the County TANF program.

2.    Transitional:  This program is for families who were cash assistance cases but have gained employment which has exceeded the 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.  This program will assist clients to maintain employment by providing mileage, childcare and vehicle repair for twelve (12) months or until the family reaches 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (whichever occurs first).

3.    Diversion:  The purpose of this payment is to meet a specific crisis situation or episode of need that is expected affect employment of the client and to eliminate the need for ongoing cash assistance. A diversion payment is considered a non-recurring short term benefit.  Diversion will provide a nonrecurring payment to eligible individuals or families as an alternative to ongoing cash assistance.

4.    Employment Services:  This program is intended to assist families with children who are not income eligible for TANF cash assistance due to excess earned income over 135% of the poverty level; however, their earned income is at or less than 200% of the poverty guidelines for their household size.  Employment Services clients are only eligible for; mileage, child care, and vehicle repair.  

Individuals not eligible for YTTP:
    An individual who is fleeing to avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement for committing, or attempting to commit a felony.
    An individual who has committed fraud in order to receive cash assistance or support services within the last two years.
    Household members who are ineligible as the result of a sanction
    SSI participants are exempt from the household.
    An individual who is convicted of a drug felony after July 1, 2003, unless they have completed an approved drug rehabilitation program.  Verification is required.
    An individual who does not meet the TANF income criteria.
    An individual who has refused adequate employment within the last 45 days prior to the date of the application is not eligible for 90 days.
    An individual who has refused to accept or maintain employment.  This will result in a three month denial of benefits.
    An individual convicted of molesting a child is never eligible.
    A household who has one or both adults who have received County or Tribal TANF assistance for 60 months.



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