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.

2018 - 2020 TANF Plan


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

If you would like a copy of the TANF risk assesment form please click on the following download link:

Risk Assessment

Project Activity Request

Project Proposal

TANF Offices

Locations and Contact Information:


Karuk Tribal TANF Program - Administration - Happy Camp

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) 842-4702

 Lisa Aubrey Family Services Specialist

Ext. 6003

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 Director Ext. 7108
 Anthony Ballard Family Services Manager Ext. 7104
 REL Bailey Family Services Assistant  Ext. 7101
 Leeanna Tello Receptionist

Ext. 7100

 Cheryl Bearchild AOD 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. 3019


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