The TDN Department of Community and Family Services through a grant from the Department of Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse program is pleased to announce that we have contracted with a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor to provide needed service in the TDN service area. The intent is to provide services to reduce the incidence of child abuse/neglect, youth delinquency, ATOD use and prevention services. 

The contractor is Michael Harling. Mr. Harling has over 24 years in the field of Human Services and AOD counseling 12 years nonprofessional and 12 years professional. He worked in a Residential Treatment facility in 2007 as support staff and worked his way up to Supervising Counselor then House Manager. Over the past eight years he worked in the prison system as a Journey level counselor as well as a transitional counselor. 

The Substance Abuse Program will provide services to TDN citizens and directly operate prevention, intervention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs including afterhours counseling and groups. 

The program will provide immediate access to services in the TDN Service Area. The purpose is to provide services to adults, youth and families who are in need of treatment. Referrals will come through CFS and be available to all programs and services. Mr. Harling will also assist CFS in developing necessary program design, policy and procedures to directly provide prevention, intervention, and/or substance abuse treatment programs. 

For more information contact Community & Family Services at 




Ages 7-13 August 6-8, 2019 at Shaa-xu’-xat (Rowdy Creek Park)

Camp Will Include: 

 Dee-ni’ Wee-ya’ (Language) 

 Traditional Activities 

For More Information on Attending Camp or Job Opportunities During Camp, Contact the Education Department at 707-487-9255 ext. 1190 



Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation will be giving away Carnival Ride Wristband Tickets to Tribal Citizens ages 2-18, for the Curry and Del Norte County fairs. Tickets will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, no tickets will be held! YOUTH MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE A TICKET. 

Ticket giveaway for both fairs begins Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Tribal Administration Office at 140 Rowdy Creek Road, Smith River, CA. 

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is proud to sponsor Kid’s Day on Friday, July 26 at Curry County Fair, and on Thursday, August 1 at Del Norte County Fair. 

Community and Family Services (CFS) facilitated a twelve week, Fatherhood is SacredTM, Motherhood is SacredTM Program. The program was created
by NAFFA (Native American Fatherhood & Families Association). Tiffany Shannon and Garrett Campbell are NAFFA trained facilitators for this highly successful parenting curriculum that explores the five core principles to grow a happy and safe family.

There were a total of eight participants, with each participant bringing a unique perspective and experience to the group. Their active participation
contributed to productive and diverse sessions. As this group grew more comfortable with each other in every class, they ultimately created a sense of community within, creating an environment in which we all learned together.

At the end of the program, both staff and participants felt they had grown; it was a rich feeling to celebrate the participants’ success at the graduation
celebration held April 25th, 2019.

We look forward to hosting more programs like this in the future.