On November 4, The California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP) will be hosting an open house at their Burney site at 37106 Hwy 299. Everyone is welcome. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
CTTP is associated with 20 tribes and other organizations that operate tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs for Native American people. CTTP was established on July 8, 2003 and remains operational under the governing body Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians as lead administrators.
The Burney Site has been open since November 2, 2015. It is one of 17 sites in California. The open house is being held to introduce the organization and it’s services to the Intermountain community.
The vision statement of CTTP is
To enhance and guide native participants through a path of education, wellness, harmonious families, and cultural awareness. We strive to help them become independent and to provide a better future for themselves and their families with respect, honor and integrity.
Their stated mission is to
To strengthen our native participant’s quest to lead fulfilled lives by confirming the wisdom and spirituality rooted within their culture and traditions. We strive to offer quality services to native people with respect and accountability by practicing and encouraging tolerance, recognition and support of cultural, individual and community needs.
The four purposes of TANF are to
- Provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes
- Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage
- Prevent and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies
- Encourage the formation and maintenance two-parent families
For more information about CTTP or the open house call 335-5586.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the work that CTTP is doing and to welcome them to our community.