The NFR has a long history of helping local communities, its citizens as well as Native peoples throughout the Central Valley. One of its most recent programs is the North Fork Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (NFTT), providing for families living in Madera, Merced and Mariposa counties.
The multi-faceted program provides welfare-related or appropriate assistance and services to Native American Families with children who are in need of temporary and appropriate aid, job preparations and supportive services, which meets one or more of the four purposes of TANF, including: 1) Caring for children in their own home; 2) Ending the dependency of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work and marriage; 3) Preventing and reducing out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and 4) Encouraging the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
Since it’s inception in 2003, the NFTT Program has served eligible, federally recognized American Indians and/or their descendents as listed on the California Judgment Rolls living in the counties mentioned above. We also work in collaboration with other Tribes to continue serving American and Alaska Natives in our service area. For more information about how to apply for TANF services, please contact the Program Assistant at (559) 877-2027 or (866) 291-9909 toll free.