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Community & Family Services

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program 24-hour Crisis Line: (707) 487-3175

The Department of Community & Family Services was established in March 2006 by the Tribal Council. The primary purpose and functon of the Department is to ensure the wellness of tribal citzens by providing social services with both Tribal funds and multple grant awards. When providing services, department staf is also contnuously gathering data, evaluatng data and services and making recommendatons regarding needs of tribal citzens to Tribal Council. The Department oversees several programs, and has been awarded numerous grants.

Mission

The mission of Community & Family Services 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.

Vision

Children and youth are healthy, ready for and succeeding in school in preparaton for adulthood; families are safe, stable, economically self-sufcient, and nurturing; and safe communites that provide a high quality of life.

Goal

The Goal of the Community & Family Services is to support our tribal citzens to be healthy individuals that sustain our sovereign future.

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation
Community & Family Services Department

SHU'-'AA-XUU-DVN (In A Good Way Place)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM

Program Services Overview

At Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program we provide domestic violence and sexual assault services to any tribally affiliated person that has experienced domestic violence/sexual assault;

  • Man, woman, or child
  • A victim with native a child/children
  • A victim with a native abuser

Or any combination of the above criteria

We also offer a full range of comprehensive services and work with, and alongside, other tribal departments & programs, other tribes, and non-tribal community partners.

Our services include:

— Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Confidential 24-hour Crisis Line: (707) 487-3175

— DV/SA Emergency Shelter Assistance

— DV/SA Transitional Housing Services

— One to One DV/SA Peer Counseling

— Emergency Supplies

— Assistance Locating Safe Permanent Housing

— Relocation Assistance

— Transportation Assistance

— Victim Assistance Navigating Court Systems (Tribal and State)

— Victim Court Advocacy

— Community Education and Outreach

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program

110 W. First Street | Smith River, CA 95567 | DV/SA 24-hour Crisis Line: (707) 487-3175

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.

 

 

General Assistance is 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 department and your local workforce center.
  • Applicants also must apply for food stamps in your county, and submit approval or denial letter.
  • ALL applicants must pass a drug test.

Available to all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Citizens

  • You can obtain an application at our office.
  • Our Higher Education Committee will determine your eligibility.
  • Contact our office for more information.
  • Nuu - da’ - ye’ xwii - na’lh - ni (Our Families Strong They Are) Workforce Development and Youth Leadership
  • Srtaa~ Shvm (hii) Mvlh Ghee - saa - ghi - na’ (Good Food Makes us All Healthy)
  • UIHS Health of the Environment - Health of the People
  • 9th tribe in the United States and the frst tribe in California to administer direct funded Title IV - E Foster Care.
  • Awarded four grants totaling over $2,500,000 to support Shu’ - ‘aa - xuu - dvn (In a Good Way Place) Domestc Violence and Sexual Assault program services.
  • Hosted natonally - traveling exhibit, Natve Voices: Natve Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Wellness.
  • Child Care Development Fund Plan 2017 – 2019 approved by Administraton for Children and Families.

 

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 707-218-4346
Email dwait@tolowa.com

Teela James

Administrative Analyst

Office 707-487-9255 x 1139
Email teela.james@tolowa.com

Garrett Campbell

Administrative Assistant

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

Felicity Lopez

Special Projects Technician

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

Monica Rojas

CFS Program Technician

Office 707-487-9255 x 1127
Email monica.rojas@tolowa.com

Paulie Hawthorne

Family Services Program Manager

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

Heather Lopez

CFS Social Worker

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1137
Cell 707-951-8385
Email heather.lopez@tolowa.com

Jessica Cornelis

Social Service Aide

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1194
Email jessica.cornelis@tolowa.com

M. Dawn Ansell

TANF Program Coordinator

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

Erika Partee

Food and Garden Coordinator

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

Jarlath Caldwell

Agriculture Enterprise Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 ext. 1192
Email jarlath.caldwell@tolowa.com

Jodi Hoone

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Manager

Office 707-487-9255 x 1134
24/7 DVSA Crisis Line 707-487-3175
Email jodi.hoone@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

Adrian Lopez

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Specialist

Office: 707-487-9255 ext 1129
24/7 DVSA Crisis Line 707-487-3175
Email Adrian.lopez@tolowa.com

Julie Doerner

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 x 1136
24/7 DVSA Crisis Line 707-487-3175
Email julie.doerner@tolowa.com

Samantha Evans

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Specialist

Office 707-487-9255 x 1193
24/7 DVSA Crisis Line 707-487-3175
Email samantha.evans@tolowa.com

Connie Wilson

Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Administrative Assistant

Office 707-487-9255 x 1123
Email connie.wilson@tolowa.com

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