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BIA Welfare Assistance

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-2463 PHONE      208-843-7137 FAX

VISION

To assist eligible clients in becoming self-sufficient through gainful employment and/or obtaining a more adequate resource to meet their needs.

 

GOALS

To promote and increase self-sufficiency.  Each General Assistance (G.A.) Recipient must work with the social services worker to develop an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP).  The plan must outline the specific steps the individual will take to increase independence by meeting the goal of employment or being approved for other types of financial assistance, such as SSI.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Financial assistance provided for basic living expenses to eligible clients while they are searching for work or apply for other financial assistance.  Referral to employment and educational opportunities.  Referral to other agencies and programs to help meet the needs of the client, such as counseling, Alcohol education, crisis needs, SSI, TANF, etc.  Application process includes, completed application, verifications such as proof of enrollment in federally recognized tribe. residence, income, job registrations and personal interview.

 

STAFF

  • Taricia Moliga, Financial Assitance Director

  • Frieda Ellenwood, Assistance

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Financial Assistance

  • Counseling

  • Job Search/Employment Referrals

  • Education referrals

  • Drug/Alcohol Evaluation referrals

  • Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan

  • Assistance I applying for other resources i.e. SSI/Soc. Sec.

  • Emergency needs referrals

 

 

 

 



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