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General Agency Information
Name:Native TANF Program Santa Cruz County Site
Alternate Name(s):Bay Area Regional Office
Native Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
Santa Cruz County Native TANF
Address:2030 Franklin St., Ste. 21
Oakland, CA  94612
Driving Directions
Toll Free:888-617-8263
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:The goal of the Native TANF Program, (NTP), is to provide cash assistance and supportive services to eligible needy Native American families with children in need of temporary aid and services. The NTP may provide parent(s), or caretaker relatives who are participants, with job preparation, employment opportunities, and supportive services to increase self-sufficiency.

The four purposes of NTP are to provide assistance to needy families so their children may be cared for in their own homes, end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage, prevent and reduce out of wedlock pregnancies and encourage the formation and maintenance of two parent families. Cultural sensitivity is built into our service delivery models. Native families are more comfortable with culturally relevant based programs which specifically address their needs.

ELIGIBILITY: Native American families with children in need of temporary aid and services who are members of or descendants of a federally recognized tribe or California judgement rolls.

AREAS SERVED: The Native TANF program has eleven counties in California and two in Nevada, including California counties of Alameda, Alpine, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz counties, and Carson and Douglas in the State of Nevada.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Subject Headings
 Native Americans
Temporary Financial Aid
Transitional Shelter
This record last modified January 9, 2014