- Burial Assistance
- Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
- Elder Assistance
- Family Outreach
- General Assistance
- Medical Assistance
This service is available to all Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Tribal Citizens. There is a max allowance of $3,500 for assistance. If there are funds leftover, the remaining balance may be awarded to an heir or next of kin to the deceased.
How to Obtain this Service
Obtain and complete an application for assistance, along with all information needed for assistance: name of the funeral home, etc. The Community and Family Services (CFS) staff will contact the funeral home and request the following: death certificate, and burial bill.
Program Services Overview
At Shu'-'aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place) Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program we provide domestic violence and sexual assault services to any tribally affiliated person that has experienced domestic violence/sexual assault:
- Man, woman, or child
- A victim with native a child/children
- A victim with a native abuser
- Or any combination of these criteria
We also offer a full range of comprehensive services and work with, and alongside, other tribal departments and programs, other tribes, and non-tribal community partners. Our services include:
- Assistance Locating Safe Permanent Housing
- Community Education and Outreach
- Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (DV/SA) Emergency Shelter Assistance
- DV/SA Transitional Housing Services
- Emergency Supplies
- One to One DV/SA Peer Counseling
- Relocation Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Victim Assistance Navigating Court Systems (Tribal and State)
- Victim Court Advocacy
Address: 110 W First Street
Smith River, CA 95567
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Confidential 24-hour Crisis Line: 707-487-3175
Please note that our monthly elder assistant payments are no longer taxable. View the following payments:
- Elders 55 to 59 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $350
- Elders 60 to 64 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $375
- Elders 65 to 69 are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $400
- Elders 70 and older are eligible to receive a monthly payment of $425
Elder Emergency Assistance
Available to Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area only (Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte, and Humboldt).
Obtain and complete an application for assistance. Completed and submitted applications will be eligible for a maximum allowance of $500 per calendar year, to use towards an emergency situation.
An emergency is a sudden, unexpected, or impending situation that may cause injury, loss of life, or damage to property, that would interfere with the normal activities of a person and which requires immediate attention and remedial action. An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, or property. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation. In order to be defined as an emergency, the incident should be one of the following:
- Immediately threatening to life, health, or property
- Have already caused loss of life, health detriments, or property damage
- Have a high probability of escalating to cause immediate danger to life, health, property or environment
Types of Emergency
Dangers to Life
Most agencies consider these to be the highest priority of emergency, which follows the general school of thought that nothing, is more important than human life.
Dangers to Health
Some emergencies are not immediately threatening to life but might have serious implications for the continued health and well-being of a person or persons.
Dangers to Property
Other emergencies do not threaten people but do threaten peoples' property. An example of this would be a water heater failure in an Elder's home. The situation is treated as an emergency since the damage may spread to other parts of the home causing sufficient destruction to make the home uninhabitable or create a potential health hazard (no hot water) for the Elder.
General Assistance is available to Tolowa Dee-ni' Tribal Citizens who reside in our 5 county service area only: Coos, Curry, Josephine, Del Norte, and Humboldt.
Obtain and complete an application for general assistance. Applicants must submit all information required, in order for an application to be complete.
- Applicants with children must apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and submit an approval or denial letter.
- Applicants who are disabled and unable to work must apply for other financial assistance, such as State Disability, SSI/SSP, SSD, Workers compensation, etc.
- Applicants who are able to work must apply with TDN TERO department and your local workforce center.
- Applicants also must apply for food stamps in your county, and submit an approval or denial letter.
- All applicants must pass a drug test.
This service is available to all Tolowa Dee-ni' Tribal Citizens. This program was established to benefit and enrich the lives of our Tribal Citizens by providing transportation/lodging reimbursements for medical care not available in their community.
Medical Assistance Grant Awards annual maximum allowance shall not exceed $750. The allowance is $75 for trips one-way from 50 to 199 miles, or $150 for trips one-way from more than 200 miles, from a Tribal Citizens home.
Payments are not made retroactively; Tribal Citizens have the responsibility to request assistance prior to the appointment date, or in the case of an emergency, ten business days of the appointment.
Enrolled Citizens of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation may choose to use their medical assistance on behalf of their legal spouse, but the allowance will not exceed the payment standard in any applicable category.
Available for members or their spouse who are hospitalized. Members or their spouses are eligible for $100 a day after a verified hospitalization of three consecutive days; up to, and not to exceed, $1,000 for inpatient treatment.
This is limited to one per calendar year per member.
Consecutive Treatment/Long Term Therapy
Long-term therapy or consecutive treatment is available for certain life-threatening conditions including, but not limited to cancer, renal failure, neurological disorders, and coronary heart disease. Is intended to help offset the cost of extended and/or repeated treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and kidney dialysis.
This is limited to one per calendar year per member.