Karuk Tribal TANF Program

 Mission Statement

To preserve and strengthen the children and families of the Karuk Tribe and other Native American Tribes through an effective social welfare system that empowers individuals and families to work toward and achieve self-sufficiency, sobriety, and to become loving responsible parents in a culturally relevant way.


Purposes of TANF

  1. To provide assistance to needy families so that their children may be cared for in their own home.
  2. To end dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
  3. To prevent and reduce out of wedlock pregnancy.
  4. To encourage the formation and maintenance of two parent families.


If you would like to apply for TANF assistance please click the following link to download and fill out the TANF application. The application can be delivered or mailed to the addresses at the top of the form. - TANF Application


TANF Offices

Locations and Contact Information:


Karuk Tribal TANF Program - Administration - Happy Camp

110 Nugget St.

P. O. Box 1016

Happy Camp, CA  96039

(530) 493-1440 | Fax (530) 493-1441 or 1442


 Lester Alford Executive Director Ext. 6005
 Tina King Compliance Technician Ext. 6008
 Janet Burcell  Administrative Assistant  Ext.6007

Karuk Tribal TANF Program - Happy Camp 

 Lisa Aubrey Family Service Specialist Ext. 6003


Karuk Tribal TANF Program – Yreka

1517 "A" South Oregon Street

P. O. Box 1730

Yreka, CA  96097

(530) 842-4775 | Fax (530) 842-4702


 Anthony Ballard Manager Ext. 7104
 Michelle Charlesworth Family Service Assistant Ext. 7102
 REL Bailey Family Service Assistant  Ext. 7101
 Julie Jerry Receptionist Ext. 7100


Karuk Tribal TANF Program – Orleans

39051 Highway 96

P. O. Box 141

Orleans, CA  95556

(530) 627-3680 | Fax (530) 627- 3459


 Clarence Hostler AOD Counselor Ext. 3032
 Kristen King McCovey        Family Service Assistant                        Ext. 3030
 Phil Albers, Jr. Cultural Activities Coordinator Ext. 3019


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