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Community & Family Services

Our mission is to encourage a healthy community by providing services that address the unique social cultural and economic needs of our Tribal Family with accountability, integrity and respect.

Our mission is to encourage a healthy community by providing services that address the unique social cultural and economic needs of our Tribal Family with accountability, integrity and respect.

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area ONLY (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte and Humboldt)

  • Obtain and complete an application for general assistance. Applicants MUST submit all information required, in order for an application to be complete.
  • Applicants with children must apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and submit an approval or denial letter.
  • Applicants who are disabled and unable to work must apply for other financial assistance, such as State Disability, SSI/SSP, SSD, Workers compensation, etc.
  • Applicants who are able to work, must apply with TDN TERO dept., your local workforce center, and sign up with our CFS SEEDS dept. for community work service.
  • Applicants also must apply for food stamps in your county, and submit approval or denial letter.
  • ALL applicants must pass a drug test with our Tribal Gaming Agency (TGA).
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Available to all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Citizens

  • Obtain and complete an application for assistance, along with all information needed for assistance: name of funeral home, etc.
  • CFS staff will contact the funeral home and request the following: death certificate, and burial bill.
  • There is a max allowance of $3,000 for assistance. If, there are funds left over, the remaining balance will be awarded to an heir or next of kin to the deceased.

Available to all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Citizens

  • You can obtain an application online, or at our office.
  • Our Higher Education Committee will determine your eligibility.
  • Contact our office for more information.

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area ONLY (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte and Humboldt)

  • This program was established to benefit and enrich the lives of our Tribal Citizens by providing transportation and lodging reimbursements for medical care not available in their community.
  • Medical Assistance Awards annual maximum allowance shall not exceed $750.
  • $75 for trips one-way from 50 - 199 miles, or $150 for trips one-way from 200 + miles, from a Tribal Citizens home.
  • Payments are not made retro actively; Tribal Citizens have the responsibility to request assistance ten (10) business days in advance.
  • Enrolled Citizens of Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation may choose to use their medical assistance on behalf of their legal spouse, but the allowance will not exceed the payment standard in any applicable category.

Catastrophic Hospitalization Assistance:

· Is also available for members or their spouse who are hospitalized. Members or their spouses are eligible for $100 a day after a verified hospitalization of three (3) consecutive days; up to, and not to exceed, $1,000 for inpatient treatment.

Consecutive Treatment Assistance:

· Is available with regards to long term therapy or treatment for certain life threatening conditions including, but not limited to, cancer, renal failure, neurological disorders and coronary heart disease.

 

NCIDC LIHEAP- Energy Assistance: Contact Margaret Arias -CFS

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Tribal Citizens who reside in Del Norte or Humboldt County ONLY

· Tribal Citizen must complete an NCIDC LIHEAP application and submit information specified on application; along with an energy bill shut-off notice.

· NCIDC will verify information, approve or deny request.

NAHASDA LIHEAP-Energy Assistance: Contact Garrett Campbell -Housing

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area ONLY (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte and Humboldt)

· Tribal Citizens must complete a NAHASDA LIHEAP application and submit information specified on the application; along with an energy bill-shut off notice.

· Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nations Housing Department will determine eligibility, verify information and approve or deny request.

 

Elder Assistance: **please note that our monthly elder assistant payments are no longer taxable**

· Elders 55-59 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $350

· Elders 60-64 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $375

· Elders 65-69 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $400

· Elders 70 + are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $425

Elder Emergency Assistance:

Available to Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area ONLY (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte and Humboldt)

· Obtain and complete an application for assistance.

· Completed and submitted applications will be eligible for a maximum allowance of $500 per calendar year, to use towards an emergency situation.

 

 

Resources available to Tribal members

Office Location

110 First St.
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255
Fax: 707-487-0137

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CFS Department Staff

Dorothy Wait

CFS Director

Office 707-487-9255 x 1135
Cell 707-218-7346
Email dperry@tolowa.com

Felicity Lopez

Administrative Assistant

Office: 707-487-9255 ext 1131
Email felicity.lopez@tolowa.com

Jodi Hoone

Domestic Violence Program Coordinator

Office 707-487-9255 x 1134
Email jodi.hoone@tolowa.com

Erika Partee

Food and Garden Coordinator

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1132
Cell 707-954-9167
Email erika.partee@tolowa.com

Paulie Hawthorne

Family Services Program Manager

Office 707-487-9255 x 1130
Cell 707-218-6005
Email paulie.boynton@tolowa.com

Jessica Haas

Administrative Analyst

Office 707-487-9255 x 1221
Email jessica.haas@tolowa.com

Mia “Dawn” Ansell

OVW/DV Administrative Assistant

Office 707-487-9255 x 1128
Email dawn.ansell@tolowa.com

Andromeda -Na'lhniitr'e'sdvm- Lopez

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Tribal Outreach Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 x 1133
Email andi.lopez@tolowa.com

Heather Lopez

CFS Social Worker

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1137
Email heather.lopez@tolowa.com

Adrian Lopez

CFS Office Clerk

Office: 707-487-9255 ext 1138
Email Adrian.lopez@tolowa.com

Margaret Arias

CFS Program Technician

Office 707-487-9255 x 1127
Email margaret.arias@tolowa.com

Sharyne Harper

S.E.E.D.S. Project Manager

Office 707-487-9255 x 1136
Email sharyne.harper@tolowa.com

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