Karuk Tribal TANF Program
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
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
If you would like a copy of the TANF risk assesment form please click on the following download link:
TANF COVID-19 CRISIS
The Karuk tribe is providing Non-Reoccurring Short-Term Benefits (NRSTB) assistance in response to the current pandemic crisis. To offset the financial burden to this crisis. Click the following link to view the NRSTB Flyer.
The Karuk Tribe, through the Tribal TANF program will be providing emergency services in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
This emergency services will be provided for up to 4 months, depending on the crisis.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, and the health and safety of our employees, TANF will not accept applications at any of the offices. ALL applications with supporting documentation will be sent via Regular Mail, Fax Email to the Yreka TANF office ONLY!!! For emailing use the following email address: TANFdistribution@karuk.us
TANF will expedite the processing of all applications.
All application must be determined eligible, prior to receiving services.
TANF cash assistance clients, who are experiencing a family crisis situation or episode of need are to contact their case worker. Please do not fill out this application.
“TANF Other Eligible Activities Program”
“Until further notice”
With the strict requirements associated in the Karuk Tribe current COVID-19 Plan, TANF will not be providing project activity services to Native Americans families and/or individuals participating in any sports activities while social distancing is a requirement.
The Karuk Tribe takes the health and safety of its’ people and community very seriously.
Locations and Contact Information:
Karuk Tribal TANF Program - Administration - Happy Camp
533 Jacobs Way
P. O. Box 1016
Happy Camp, CA 96039
(530) 493-1440 | Fax (530) 493-1441 or 1442
|Tina King||Compliance Technician||Ext. 6008|
|Lindsay Whitehouse||Administrative Assistant||Ext. 6007|
Karuk Tribal TANF Program - Happy Camp
64015 Hillside Road
P.O. Box 1016
Happy Camp, CA 96039
(530) 493-1440 | Fax (530) 842-1441
|Lisa Aubrey||Family Services Specialist||
|Jennifer Goodwin||Family Services Assistant||Ext. 6009|
Karuk Tribal TANF Program – Yreka
1501 South Main Street
P. O. Box 1730
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 842-4775 | Fax (530) 842-4702
|Lester Alford||Executive Director||Ext. 7108|
|REL Bailey||Family Services Assistant||Ext. 7101|
|Cheryl Bearchild||SUDS Counselor||Ext. 7107|
Karuk Tribal TANF Program – Orleans
37960 Highway 96 Bldg. C
P. O. Box 141
Orleans, CA 95556
(530) 627-3471 | Fax (530) 627- 3459
|Jennifer Goodwin||Family Services Assistant||Ext. 3501|
|Phil Albers, Jr.||Cultural Activities Coordinator||Ext. 3502|