Social Services

Mission Statement

The Tribal Social Services Department (TSSD) is an all-encompassing social service provider for the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe, which focuses on serving tribal members, residents, lineal descendants, and other documented Natives. TSSD provides culturally appropriate, empirically supported services in a wide range of areas, including: Parenting Support Groups and Psychoeducation, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) placement and child welfare assistance services, domestic violence prevention and intervention, educational supportive assistance in collaboration with the Tribal Education Department and associated school districts, comprehensive alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services, family counseling, crisis intervention, grief and loss counseling, advocacy when appropriate, and various other modalities of counseling. The main goal of TSSD is to provide services to strengthen, preserve, and reunify tribal families.

General Objectives

The objective of TSSD is to provide various counseling and mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, domestic violence services, educational assistance services, and child welfare services to tribal members, residents, lineal descendants, and other documented Natives seeking services, or who are identified as an at-risk population. TSSD will work in collaboration with various other Tribal Departments to provide comprehensive services and maintain a continuity of care for all clientele.

List of Current Services

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Services

Alcohol and Drug Intervention and Prevention Services

  • Relapse Prevention: Living in Balance (16 week program)
  • Red Road: Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) & Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)
  • Family Relapse Prevention Support
  • Youth Diversion Services
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Crisis Intervention Services

Domestic Violence Services

  • 52- Week Batterers Intervention (BIP)
  • Anger Management
  • Support counseling for victims and family

Psycho-educational Services

  • Various Social and Human Services Topics in a variety of settings


  • Positive Indian Parenting Groups (8 Week program)

Individual and Family Counseling

  • Voluntary services (all ages)
  • Referral Services (all ages)

Employee Assistance Program

Elder Abuse Prevention & Intervention Services

ALL services are confidential and FREE

Luz Rodrigues


Ramon Mendoza

Substance Abuse Counselor I

Corina Villarreal

Case Manager I

Nancy Newsom

Administrative Assistant

Ciara Ochoa


Tribal Social Services

P.O. Box 8 Lemoore, CA 93245

Phone: 559-924-1278
Fax: 559-925-2947

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm