Crisis Support

Bishop Paiute Tribe Social Services

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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.

 

Indian Child Welfare Act

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Every child must have access to community based, culturally appropriate services that help them grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong – free from abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and the damaging effects of substance abuse. The Bishop Paiute Tribe ICWA Program will provide quality service and advocacy for the children and family members of the community. The program will place high regard to the cultural, tribal, spiritual and personal values, serving the people with respect and dignity.

760-873-3584 Ext. 2820

 

Relief After Violent Encounters – RAVE

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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

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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

Inyo County General Assistance

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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

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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.

CASA

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Court Appointed Special Advocated (CASA) provides trained volunteers to be champions for the individualized best interests of children in Foster Care in Inyo and Mono counties.

A CASA Volunteer is a consistent support for a child in their time of crisis. Advocates care deeply and work for the best interest of children who enter the court system as a result of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Advocates form a relationship with their assigned child and interview parents, teachers, social workers, and anyone who might have insight into the needs, challenges, and strengths of the child. Volunteers work as part of a team (with professionals) to ensure the child’s best interests are being met.

IMACA

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Since 1980, IMACA has passionately served the many communities of Inyo and Mono counties as the sole Community Action Agency in the area. With the support of generous donors and dedicated volunteers and community partners, we strive to see our mission through – our mission to support, educate, empower, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our community.

Services Offered:

Child Care Assistance
Preschool
Food Assistance
Housing and Unsheltered Services
Energy Bill Assistance
Energy Efficient Upgrades
Tax Aid
Natural Disaster and Emergency Services

Bishop Unified School Counselors

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The Bishop Unified School Counselors have teamed up to provide students and families with one place to meet all of your counseling needs.  Schedule an appointment by visiting the website.  Visit each school’s counseling web page for resources, Social Emotional Learning, and more!  We are here to support you in any way we can!  Check out the for announcements, featured students and teachers, and our unique Q & A section!

Bishop Union High School
Lara Andersen: 760-873-4275  x2794

Home Street Middle School
Linda Sandoval: 760-872-1381  x5

Bishop Elementary School
Kathleen Stout: 760-872-1278

Child Protective Services

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0Child Protective Services is committed to excellence in the delivery of culturally competent, family-centered, and child-focused protective services. CPS investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, and intervenes with families who do not meet the minimum community standards of health and safety as required by law.

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