Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is a multi-service non-profit corporation established in 1972 for a consortium of 19 federally-recognized Indian tribes in Southern California. The primary mission of SCTCA is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas. A board of directors comprised of tribal chairpersons from each of its member Tribes governs SCTCA.

SCTCA coordinates and administers numerous grant programs for its members and the southern California Indian community, including: Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF), Law Enforcement, Food Commodities, Information Technology Services, Rincon Community Day Care, Adult Vocational Training, Career Development Center, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), the Library Program, Child Care Development Services, Tribal Digital Village (TDV) and Resource Prevention Program.

SCTCA Programs

The Rincon Community Child Development Center (RCCDC) is dedicated to quality, and affordable child care services for all. RCCDC provides a caring, loving, secure, and healthy environment. Nutritious meals and developmentally sound curriculum are also provided.

Tribal Print Source is a division of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association.

Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will make available the tools necessary to promote the empowering of Indian families to become self-sufficient so they can support and nurture themselves, their children, and community.

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association(SCTCA) is addressing the lack of Internet access for its tribal communities, taking their wireless broadband network to the next level of support for its communities, the "tribal home".

Nativehire is a non-profit job search engine, (similar to, specifically geared to Native Americans. It is a division of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association and was born out of a collaboration between Tribes, Federal Contractors and the Department of Labor.

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations is a program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. This program provides foods for good health to households living on Indian reservations.

SCTCA TANF's approach to reduce out of wedlock pregnancies and promote two-parent families is to build a healthy life style with these objectives and activities. The Resource Program is currently assisting 9 San Diego North County Reservations.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Title VII Indian Education Cultural Awareness Workshop. Our workshops are designed to respect our culture & ourselves through education & guided cultural knowledge.
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St.
92110 San Diego, CA
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 28, 2015 (All day)
Public Readings of New Works: Timestop by Joseph Valdez (Navajo) 5/27/15 @ 4pm, They Don't Talk Back by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit-Eagle/Tsaagweidi) 5/27/15 @ 7:30pm, and So Damn Proud by
The Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
90027 Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Soaring Eagles Program was established in 2008 to provide a unique cultural learning environment for young American Indian students — grades K-12 — to learn about common pow-wow dancing styles, cu
Parent Ballard Center Auditorium
2375 Congress Street
92110 San Diego, CA
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you're a beginner, ready to learn the basics, or experienced, we invite you to come and attend our Spring Beading Workshops.
Ballard Parent Center Rm 3
2375 Congress St.
92110 San Diego, CA
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Anyone interested in learning the basics of the Cahuilla language is welcome to join our conversational Cahuilla classes every Thursday beginning May 7, 2015 through June 25, 2015.
Malki Museum Lecture Hall
11795 Malki Rd.
92220 Banning, CA