Family Services Program is the "main" part of the TANF Program that provides ongoing cash aid assistance to needy families and relative caretaker families, supportive services (directly relating to the current self-sufficiency plan (SSP)), and diversion services (assisting families who meet all eligibility requirements but diverting them from becoming cash aid assistance families).
Hoopa Valley Tribal TANF Program (HVTTP) sees the families from the initial intake process to seeing the families exit our TANF Program.
Family Services has:
- 1 Lead Case Worker,
- 2 Case Workers,
- 1 Case Aide,
- and a Family Services Program Manager.
Family Services primarily calculates all the cash aid grants, completes home visits, administers drug testing, and works with families to provide necessary services to assist each individual family to become self-sufficient on a case by case basis. A Self-Sufficiency Plan (SSP) is created to guide the families with their goals on how they are going to become self-sufficient, without the need of services from HVTTP.
Supportive services are an extra portion of the program; supportive services are designed to assist families while on their journey to self-sufficiency. Supportive services are required to directly relate to their current self-sufficiency plan goals. Families will be required to complete the supportive service process which includes a budget form, assists the Case Worker to determine if the family is eligible for assistance or need assistance creating a monthly budget.
Family Services Program provides incentives i.e. Holiday Baskets, School Clothing Stipend (2x year), Student Incentives, Backpack with limited school supplies, Supplemental Winter Wood/Energy Assistance, etc.
For more information on how to apply, please contact our office 530-625-4816.