Safety

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

 

Mental Health Crisis Line – Inyo County

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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call our Inyo County 24/7 Access Line at 1-800-841-5011 or call 911. All services are available in your preferred language.

Si usted está experimentando una crisis de salud mental, llame a nuestra línea de acceso 24 horas, 7 días de la semana del Condado de Inyo al 1-800-841-5011 o llame al 9-1-1. Todos los servicios están disponibles en su idioma preferido.

Bishop Fire Department

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The Bishop Fire Department is a cooperation between the Bishop Rural Fire Protection District and the City of Bishop that provides fire protection and other emergency services in the Bishop area.  The Bishop Fire Department also serves the Bishop Paiute Reservation under contract with the Tribe.  As a result, the Bishop Fire Department is a cooperation between the Bishop Rural Fire Protection District and the City of Bishop that provides fire protection and other emergency services in the Bishop area.  The Bishop Fire Department also serves the Bishop Paiute Reservation under contract with the Tribe.  As a result, the Department’s service area includes Bishop, West Bishop, North Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Reservation, Rocking K, Laws, and Wilkerson.

The Bishop Fire Department urges you to be fire safe and prevent fires before they start.  When a fire does start in the Bishop area, rest assured the Bishop Volunteers will be on their way to save lives and property.he Department’s service area includes Bishop, West Bishop, North Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Reservation, Rocking K, Laws, and Wilkerson.

Inyo County Sheriff

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With professionalism, respect, pride, and integrity, we protect lives and property; and in partnership with our community improve the quality of life by providing a safe and secure environment.

Bishop Police Department

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The Bishop Police Department staff works in partnership with the community to protect lives, property, and the quality of life. Success is realized by the continued low crime rate and approval of the community at large.

To report an POLICE, FIRE OR MEDICAL emergency, please dial 9-1-1

To request an officer or report a non-emergency, please contact the Bishop Police Department at
(760) 873-5866 and select option #2.

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

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

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.

Child Safety Seats

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Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in the case of an accident, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages one to thirteen. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash. It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your care are properly secured before every trip.

If you’re not confident in how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact your local CHP Area Office, and ask to speak with a  child passenger safety technician.

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