Adult Services

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc

2021-06-21T17:24:59-07:00

CIMC (California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that supports and assists American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians living in California. CIMC accomplishes this by offering vocational assessment and training, employment referrals and other activities that benefit the social welfare, educational and economic advancement of its member tribes, groups, organizations and the American Indian community as a whole.

 

Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance

2021-06-21T17:13:36-07:00

Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance or TERO was initiated in 1992 by the Bishop Tribal Council. The role of TERO is to address the high rate of poverty, unemployment and underemployment that exist among Native people living on or near reservations. In addition, the ordinance ensures the elimination of discriminatory and other historical barriers tribal members face while seeking employment and business opportunities on reservations. TERO ensures the rights of Tribal members during all phases of employment, from interviews to hiring. In addition, TERO ensures Indian Preference, and Fair Employment practices on the Bishop Reservation are adhered to by all contractors and subcontractors who do work on the Reservation.

Trainings and Resources Include

  • Job specific and safety classes, workshops and training
  • Employee preparation classes, such as resume and interviewing strategies
  • Referral to counseling services
  • Supportive services for Tribal members who are recently hired
  • Barrier removal strategies for alliances and collaboration between agencies
  • Any other necessary resource for Indian employee empowerment
  • Dispute resolution
  • Indian-owned business development

Inyo County Adult Education Program

2021-06-21T16:44:32-07:00

All programs are FREE to Inyo County residents over 18 years of age.

The Inyo County Adult Education Program is now enrolling students for our GED & High School Diploma Program, English as a Second/Other Language Program, and pre-GED & Adult Basic Skills Programs.

Complete the intake form here.

Cerro Coso Community College

2021-06-21T13:41:20-07:00

The Eastern Sierra College Center (ESCC) is an instructional site of Cerro Coso Community College serving areas of California including Bishop, Big Pine, Lone Pine, Independence, Death Valley and surroundings located in Inyo and Mono Counties.

The stately Bishop Campus is a full service campus offering the opportunity to advance education by taking classes for transfer, fulfillment of career, technical education or simply for personal fulfillment. A wide range of classes are offered on campus, televised through interactive television or online in lengths ranging from a semester to a few weeks. Individuals are encouraged to explore the broad spectrum of offerings.

Apply to Cerro Coso.

Bishop Paiute Tribe Social Services

2021-06-21T13:20:10-07:00

It shall be the mission of the Bishop Paiute Tribe Social Services program to assist enrolled tribal members in achieving self-sufficiency and family stability who reside within the service area of Inyo and Mono counties. Supportive Services can be provided to tribal members who meet the program criteria along with providing referrals for outside resources as they may be eligible for. The Social Services Department will strive to treat all tribal members in a fair and impartial manner and shall process all requests for assistance in a fair and expeditious manner.

The Bishop Paiute Tribe Social Services Department administers federal, state and grant funded programs to our enrolled tribal members. These programs along with their description, funding information and eligibility and/or qualification and requirements are listed below.

Services Provided:

General Assistance
The General Assistance Program is a temporary, emergency service used for the essential needs of food, clothing, shelter, and utilities to clients deemed eligible for services provided by the Bishop Paiute Tri be pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulation 25 CRF §20.

Tribal CCDF M1ssion

Tribal CCDF direct service dollars are to provide financial assistance to eligible and low-income families in need of child care. Parents can choose from available licensed or license exempt child care. Types of care might include: center-based care, group-home care, in-home care and relative/family-home care. All child care providers must meet applicable requirements including Tribal CCDF Provider Eligibility Standards.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is administered with federal funds through the u.s. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (US DHHS ACF), and is not tribally funded. LIHEAP provides utility assistance to low-income families who meet certain income based requirements as set forth by the annual federal poverty level index. Mandatory guidelines and specific application requirements are set forth as they apply to federal LIHEAP statutes. Every state and individual Tribe set forth their own eligibility requirements for the distribution of LIHEAP in their service area.

Energy Assistance – is designated for winter heating or summer coolant costs, and if approved payment will be paid directly to the vendor for electric, natural gas or propane services. The energy assistance does not assist with past due or delinquent accounts, nor does it assist with deposits, disconnection notices, or reconnect ions in accordance to federal regulations.

Crisis Assistance – is for emergency assistance to prevent disruption of service of gas or electricity. In order to be eligible to receive assistance the applicant’s household income must meet the State Median Guidelines.

 

Relief After Violent Encounters – RAVE

2021-06-15T16:24:52-07:00

Serving the Bishop Paiute Tribal Community RAVE is committed to standing up for victim rights and promoting justice and healing for victims of crime. We provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance. All services are free and completely confidential.

RAVE Services Provided:

  • Peer Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy and Accompaniment
  • Assistance with Tribal and County Restraining Orders
  • Emergency Safe-Haven
  • Victim’s Rights information
  • Victim’s Compensation
  • Information
  • Safety Planning
  • Resources and Referrals
  • Emergency Transportation
  • Community Education
  • Outreach of Services

The Salvation Army

2021-06-15T16:18:21-07:00

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Services Offered:

  • Disaster Services
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Food & Nutrition Programs
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Seasonal Services
  • Casework Services
  • Christian Education
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Worship Services – Sunday School
  • Worship Services – Youth Ministries
  • Worship Services – Children’s / Teen
  • Worship Services – Church
  • Men’s Ministries
  • Residential Camping Activities
  • Character Building Programs

Wellness Centers

2021-06-15T11:18:25-07:00

Our Wellness Centers are rooted in the Strengths Model, which is an evidence-based practice that utilizes each person’s unique talents, skills, knowledge, interests, and other resources to help them move beyond the formal mental health system and achieve meaningful life goals. We recognize that mental health providers have a tremendous impact on the people we serve and that every interaction provides the opportunity to either build up or tear down a person’s hope and belief in their ability to achieve their dreams. Our goal is to provide services in a manner that lifts people up and communicates a belief that life beyond the mental health system is possible.

What We Do

Our Wellness Centers offer a range of individual and group services, such as case management, peer support, training workshops, and activity groups, which help people identify and achieve goals related to various life domains:

  • Housing, food, and other basic needs
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Finance and insurance
  • Legal and immigration
  • Supportive relationships
  • Health and wellness
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Spirituality and culture

Summer drop-in hours
(May 1st through October 31st)

Mon-Fri: 8am to 10am
Tues-Fri: 3pm to 5pm

Winter drop-in hours
(November 1st through April 30th)

Mon-Fri: 7am to 10am
Tues-Fri: 2pm to 4pm

Lone Pine Wellness Center

310 North Jackson Street
760-876-4574

Drop-in hours (year-round)
Tues and Thurs: 10am to 1pm

Kern Indian Education Center

2021-06-14T09:02:57-07:00

OVCDC Kern Indian Education Center is a service provider and advocate for Native youth, parents, and families. Staff is dedicated to addressing and serving the  cultural, educational and prevention related needs of American Indian and Alaska Native families. Our focus is on wellness and academic & cultural enrichment through youth, family and community services, activities, and events.

Tutorial Component

  • Group Tutoring & Homework Assistance
  • September to May /  M-Th /  2:30 – 5:00pm

Higher Education

  • FAFSA Assistance
  • College Application and Enrollment Assistance, Scholarship/Financial Aid Assistance
  • California High School Exit Exam workshops

Family & Student Advocacy

  • Learning Disabilities referrals and school meetings,
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP),
  • Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)hearings,
  • varying Student & Family Advocacy issues & needs

Community Services & Resources

  • varying Community Resource Assistance i.e. referrals to Kern County agencies/resources
  • Community Library
  • Computer Lab

Student & Family Services

  • Educational & Cultural Field Trips
  • Community Gatherings focusing on Wellness, Culture & Education
  • Native Youth Group 2nd – 12th grade students only

Eligibility
Any Native American student/ family within Kern County is eligible to receive KIEC services.
Program Intake & Enrollment forms completed in office only.
OVCDC Prevention Application completion required.

OVCDC Career Education

2021-06-14T08:55:24-07:00

The OVCDC Career Education Program (CEP) provides career development and training to Native Americans residing in Inyo and Mono Counties through the use of screening, preparation, training/education, and job placement services. Tuition and the loan of textbooks are provided to qualified students attending Cerro Coso Community College.

Other Services Available:

  • Career Assessment
  • Assistance with Career &
    Educational Plans
  • Job Search & Referrals
  • Assistance with Résumé Writing
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Assistance with  application Process
  • Supportive Services for Qualifying Individuals include Tuition/Books/Student Supplies & Fees
  • Use of computers

Qualification for our program is limited to adult students who:

  1. live in Inyo or Mono County, and
  2. have a high school diploma, or have passed the GED or CHSPE, and
  3. can provide proof of Native American tribal membership, or
  4. live in a Native American household

Inyo County General Assistance

2021-06-14T08:24:27-07:00

General Assistance/Relief provides temporary cash assistance for eligible county residents who have no other means of support. Any aid received must be repaid to the county. Completed hours of required Job Training may count toward repayment of the debt.

To apply for General Assistance, contact the Aging and Social Services Department by completing this form.

Bishop Office: 920 N. Main St., 760-872-1394

Lone Pine Office: 380 N. Mt. Whitney, 760-876-5545

OVCDC Tribal TANF

2021-06-11T08:27:08-07:00

Tribal TANF aims to provide assistance to needy families so that their children may be cared for in their own homes. Tribal TANF also strives to end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage. Tribal TANF aims to prevent and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

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