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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.

 

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

Wellness Centers

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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

Bishop United Methodist Church

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United Methodist Social Services (UMSS) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in June, 2001 by the congregation of Bishop United Methodist Church.  UMSS was created to “provide services that address the expressed temporal needs and concerns of the people … that are not adequately met through existing structures.
The United Methodist Social Services (UMSS) currently offers the following programs/services:
Soup Kitchen & Shower Ministry – Providing nourishment for the body and spirit. Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Due to COVID, lunch is currently available for pick-up from 12-12:30pm. Shower’s are currently unavailable, but should resume shortly. Shelf-stable foods and hygiene items also available.
Re-Entry & Recovery – Providing support and spiritual counsel for persons in Inyo County Re-Entry Court. Currently Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Al-Anon Meetings are being held on Zoom. Visit the calendar for schedule, or contact the United Methodist Church for more info

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.

Bishop Paiute Tribe Food Sovereignty Program

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The Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Food Sovereignty Program (FSP) was formed under the Tribe’s Environmental Management Office (EMO) in 2015.

The mission of the Bishop Paiute Tribe Food Sovereignty Program is working to increase access to and awareness of healthy, traditional and environmentally-responsible, community-grown food that sustains an independent and resilient program which acknowledges, preserves, and strengthens existing community food systems and tribal sovereignty.

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

CalFresh

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CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food.

CalFresh benefits are accessed by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Eligibility and the amount of CalFresh benefits issued depend on your household size, income and certain living expenses.

To begin the process visit here.

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.

WIC – Toiyabe Indian Health Project

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WIC, the Women, Infants and Children Program, is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers with infants, and young children eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

WIC offers families checks to buy healthy foods, nutrition and health education to help families eat well and be active, support and information about breastfeeding your baby, and help in finding health care and other community services.

Locations:

250 N See Vee Lane, Bishop, CA 93515

1150 Goodwin Road, Lone Pine, CA 93545

WIC – Inyo County

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The WIC Program (or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) provides food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services to low-income women, infant, and children. The mission of WIC is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

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