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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.

 

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

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

Kern Indian Education Center

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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.

In-Home Supportive Services

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The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to aged, blind, or disabled individuals who are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live at home safely without in-home care. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care, such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.

Some services that can be authorized through IHSS include: housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.

To be eligible for IHSS Services, a person must meet the following conditions:
•        Be disabled, blind, or age 65 or older (children potentially eligible)
•        Unable to live safely in their own home without assistance
•        Meet financial need requirement

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

Inyo County Mentor Program

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The Inyo County Mentor Program matches adults and youth with common interests and traits from our community to cultivate a one-on-one positive relationship.

The commitment of both the mentor and mentee is twelve months and to meet at least once a week for an hour. These meetings could be as simple has going to the school to have lunch or taking a walk and talking. It could be as in-depth as working on car engines. The important thing is quality one-on-one time between the mentee and mentor.

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.

Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo County

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Healthy Communities is a community 501 (c) (3) designated non-profit corporation committed to building better, healthier, and safer communities in Southern Inyo County through partnerships and collaboration with local individuals, business and civic groups, non-governmental organizations, schools and other government agencies.

Founded in 1998, Healthy Communities is a non-profit community organization. Our primary sources of funding come from Schiff-Cardenas Juvenile Prevention Program Grant and other community grants, as well as through local donations and fund-raising efforts.

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.

Diaper Depot

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Diaper Depot provides diapers, wipes, and cream to families in need. Families receive a small pack of items to help during an emergency or time of stress. Families are welcome to utilize the program twice a month.

Diapers are available for families to pick up at three locations:

Bishop, First 5 office, 568 West Line Street

Independence, Fiscal office, 155 Market Street

Lone Pine, Social Services office, 380 N. Mt. Whitney Drive.

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.

Kern Regional Center

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Kern Regional Center is one of 21 private, nonprofit regional centers contracted by the State of California through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to coordinate community-based services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

KRC serves nearly 8,000 clients in Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties. Our counties cover approximately 22,000 square miles with a population of almost 900,000 people.

Substance Abuse Programs

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Individuals in need of addictions treatment often are experiencing stressors in the related life domains of work, family, school, spirituality, leisure, income. We make every effort to treat individuals holistically. Clients are encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of treatment, addressing all life domains in their efforts to sustain a productive and substance free lifestyle. This participation is necessary in the creation of a safe and confidential treatment environment.  Services are provided in coordination and cooperation with services funded by Mental Health, CalWORKS, Child Protective Services, Probation, and/or other services and agencies as needed.

PROGRAM OFFERED IN BISHOP AND LONE PINE:
– Assessment and Referral services 
– Programs to satisfy court ordered treatment: Diversion (PC1000) SACPA/OTP (PC1210) DUI-Driving Under the Influence Programs
– Relapse Prevention and Intervention weekly adult education group.
– Adult intensive outpatient with groups and individualized case management from 4-9 hours a week 
– Peri-natal program is for women who are either pregnant and/or parenting, with children birth to 17 and are dealing with substance abuse issues.(45CFR Pregnant women are given preference in admission). 
– Adolescent substance education and prevention groups.   
– Aftercare and Alumni sobriety support groups

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