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Indian Health Clinic Program

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Indian Health Clinic (IHC) Program provides traditional and mainstream mental health and substance abuse treatment and other support services to eligible Native Americans and their immediate family members in a culturally-relevant manner.  The goal of the program is to assist adult program participants to secure or retain employment or successfully complete employment and training programs.  Specific IHC activities and services include, but are not limited to:  outreach to Native American communities about IHC Program services; completion of needs assessments; development of treatment plans; referrals to appropriate treatment programs; referrals to employment, education, and skills training programs; assistance to obtain needed benefits/services; assistance with issues related to the legal and law enforcement systems; counseling services for family issues such as suicide prevention, domestic abuse, and anger/stress management; and transportation services.

Program Update

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) between the California Department of Social Services and each of the 36 IHCs will expire after June 30, 2017.  The active IHCs have been contacted in early 2017 for their intent to participate in the next five-year MOU cycle that will become effective on July 1, 2017.