Rim Fire Assistance!

Press Release: for immediate release 11/6/13

Rim Fire Assistance Available from ATCAA

Tuolumne County low income households that faced increased costs during the Rim Fire may qualify for immediate financial assistance through the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Assistance is available for rent payments up to $500 and vouchers for food and gasoline up to $100 per household.

ATCAA is aware that households may have experienced increased living costs while having to relocate temporarily in August and September. Residents may have had purchased equipment to safely remain in their homes during the days of heavy smoke or may have lost food due to spoilage during power outages.

ATCAA applied for and received special household relief funds as a result of the declaration of a state of emergency by the County Board of Supervisors and Governor Brown. All income-eligible households can participate, even if you have already received assistance from ATCAA in the past year.

Assistance will be available based on 2014 federal poverty guidelines, available here. For assistance, please call the Sonora Service Center Monday – Thursday at (209) 533-1397, extension 0.

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TC Job: Head Start Information Services Specialist

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Early Childhood Services:
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs that provide comprehensive child development services for eligible children from birth to age five, as well as supportive service for their families. Head Start Programs provide child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. Last year a total of 296 children participated in preschool programs in Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

Position Definition: As a part of the ATCAA team, the Early Childhood Services (ECS) Information Services Specialist plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. The Information Services Specialist provides technical and training support for Agency users of computers, networks, phones and database systems. Working with the ATCAA Information Services Manager and under Agency guidelines, the Information Services Specialist provides technical support for information technologies, including networks, computer applications, and information systems; provides instructional assistance to staff in the use and operation of computer equipment and software; and performs related duties as required.

An important part of this position is the ability to track inventory and complete reports as required by Agency policies and procedures. This position requires skills in data management including creating and managing existing databases, downloading data into excel spreadsheets for further analysis, preparing graphs and charts and creating and reviewing data management systems for all aspects of

Supervisor: Early Childhood Services

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• AA/AS degree in Computer Science, or, three years’ experience in computer technical support work
• At least 1 years’ experience in providing technical support for technology use in an office or educational setting;
• Work with office and web productivity packages, especially Microsoft Office and its components;
• Experience with creating and managing databases;
• Working familiarity with personal computers and office networks in a business or educational environment;
• General familiarity with voice communication systems and user equipment (cellular, digital and analog phones);
• Maintaining and writing accurate records and reports;
• Accurately perform mathematical computations;
• Produce written reports, letters and program documentation that is grammatically correct;
• Meet the following program requirements necessary for this position: possess a valid California driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, , and a negative TB Test;
• Pass a full back ground check including fingerprint clearance;
• Speak and write in a clear, concise and organized manner;
• Lift 30 pounds.

Application Procedure:


Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. A completed application must be submitted to the address below in order for you to be considered for this position.

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370

Notification: All applicants will be notified by June 11, 2014

Starting Salary: $16.29-17.96

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (75% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 75% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 40

Based: Tuolumne County

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on April 30, 2014


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Fundraiser: TASTE!

This just in from Denise at Housing Resources, and it sounds delicious!

Taste Fundraiser – Dinner Event to benefit Amador Housing Resources Department

Who: ATCAA Housing Resources partnering with TASTE Restaurant of Plymouth.
What: TASTE will offer a Prix Fixe menu for a week and donate a minimum of $15 per plate, depending on donations, to ATCAA Housing Resources.
When: Thursday, May 15 through Monday, May 19, 2014 Dinner service each night.
Where: TASTE Restaurant, Main Street Plymouth, CA.
Why: To raise funds for the Housing Resources programs and the Jackson Emergency Shelter.

How: TASTE will offer a four course Prix Fixe menu for dinner service to benefit ATCAA. Each course will be a wine and food pairing featuring an exclusive wine not regularly featured at TASTE and a unique dish developed by James Beard Award winning Chef Mark just for this event. Reserve your table here!

Download the menu here!

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TC: March $mart Money Classes

March $mart Money classes:

3/6, 4-8PM
3/11, 4-8PM
3/20, 4-8PM
3/27, 3-6PM Mini Class (no game or prizes)

All classes are held at the Sonora Center, on the third floor. Give the front desk a call to sign up: (209) 533-1397.

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Housing Resources Facebook Challenge!

Welcome! Whether you’re here from Facebook or Google or you just check our page regularly, we want to draw your attention to our first-ever month-long fundraising campaign. But first, we want to introduce you to one of our beautiful housing shelter, here to the right:

Part of the funding for the shelter comes from donations by folks like you, who want to support and sustain families in our local communities. Throughout the year, ATCAA receives money, clothing, furniture, computers, vehicles, time, and all sorts of other things that enable us to assist people. We are always overwhelmed with the generosity of our donors, but we’ve never tried something quite like this before.

This month, when you donate to ATCAA’s Housing Resources Program, you’ll see your donation reflected in the thermometer-style meter on the sidebar. We’re trying to break $10,000 in one month, and even if you only have five dollars, or two, we welcome your contribution. Every little bit gets us closer to our goal!





Each donation automatically enters you to win a Private VIP Tour and Tasting for 6 at Terra d’ Oro Winery located in beautiful Amador County. Your private tour will be hosted by Winemaker Chris Leamy, a prize valued at $1,000.00! Even if it’s not a good time for you to donate, please hit our Facebook page to “Like” and “Share!”

For more information about Housing Resources, check out the program page here. And, as always, thank you so much for supporting ATCAA by reading the blog, volunteering your time, participating in the conversation on Facebook, and donating. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our communities.

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TC: Community Health Assessment, 2013

The 2013 Tuolumne County Community Health Assessment is out!

Read it here, or download it to read later!

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