Our Services


Adult Services

Amador Lifeline

In it’s 35th year! Serving Amador and parts of northern Calaveras counties. Amador Lifeline provides personal Emergency response service for medical–fire–police help, in order to assist community residents with limited incomes and a disability, chronic illness, in rehabilitative or in Hospice care to live more independent, safe, and secure lives.

Broadband

 A consortium serving Amador, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa and the westside of Alpine counties to help rural communities gain 100% coverage of high–speed Internet and encourage the wider usage of technology by residents.

Education GED/ESL

A comprehensive program that provides a holistic access to learning opportunities for the entire family, which includes GED/ESL preparation classes, Adult Basic Education, English language instruction, life and job skills, and parenting classes. Other services offered include crisis management, information and referral, health education, and access to medical, dental and mental health services. All to promote family self-sufficiency, effective parenting, early education, and good health to break the cycle of low–literacy an o achieve improved family function and quality of life.

Food Bank

The Food Bank solicits, transports, stores and distributes donated foods throughout Tuolumne County to individuals and families in need, and community based emergency food pantries in Amador, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. The program consists of Emergency Food Assistance, food for Seniors 60+, Food for Kids, Farmer’s Market, and Holiday Food Baskets in Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Energy / Water

Assistance for low–income residents in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties with utility bill assistance, budget counseling, and no–cost energy and water saving improvements that reduce energy and water expenses. Water conservation improvements at no–cost to income eligible clients include: high‒efficiency washers, dishwashers, leak repair, low‒flow showerheads and toilets.

Promotores de Salud

Los promotores de salud es un programa de “persona a persona” que utiliza educadores que hablan español, o promotoras, para ayudar la comunidad Hispana. Las promotoras realizan presentaciones educativas y actividades comunitarias sobre temas de la salud mental a grupos hispanos y latinos dentro de la comunidad. Las promotoras también ayudan a miembros de la comunidad Latina a conectar a los recursos locales y tener acceso a servicios de la salud mental.

The Promoters of Health is a volunteer peer program that uses Spanish speaking educators, or promoters, to assist the Hispanic community in Tuolumne County. These promoters give educational presentations and perform outreach activities on behavioral health topics to individuals and groups within the Hispanic/Latino community. The promoters also help connect members of the Latino community to local resources and assist with access to behavioral health services.

Tax Assistance

In partnership with the IRS, the ATCAA Tax Program offers free tax preparation for qualified recipients between January and April in Amador and Tuolumne Counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Get Involved

Our volunteers make it possible to all that we do and if you would like to spend some time helping out the folks in your community, we have many different volunteer opportunities. Please give us a call and we’ll let you know what volunteer opportunities we have available.

Children’s

Counseling focusing on youth and children that are diagnosed with mental disorders. Children can experience the same mental and emotional problems that adults do, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and grief; however, symptoms of these disorders may manifest themselves differently in children.

Early/Head Start

Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start offers infant toddler/child pre–school programs for income eligible families with children ages 0–15 and pregnant women in Tuolumne County. The program offers enrichment, education, health, nutritional, developmental services, parent education and involvement opportunities. For children 0–5 and pregnant women, we also offer a Home–Based Program. Special needs children not income eligible may also be considered for the program.

Children’s Therapy

A comprehensive child abuse prevention and family strengthening program that provides a wide range of services for children and families in Amador County, designed to enhance caregiver skills and competencies through classes, in–home visits and intensive therapy models. Parents learn effective strategies for positive parenting, communication skills, building parental strengths, appropriate expectations, child safety, nutrition, childhood development fundamentals, development of positive self–worth, and the importance of play. Intensive In–home visiting families also receive support and assistance with parenting, discipline techniques, child development, infant care, budgeting, home/time management, and parent advocacy.

Club Live

Designed for middle school–aged youth focusing on the development of social skills through organized activities that engage youth socially to expand their ability to interact socially, and to help them actively engage with their peers.

Food for Kids

A year–round program to ensure low–income children receive food through the Food Bank, schools and other participating organizations and entities. There is also a Summer Food For Kids, where children are provided food in the summer through the Food Bank and participating partners to ensure year–round food for our kids in need.

Housing Resources

In Amador and Tuolumne counties, our homeless shelters provide emergency shelter to homeless individuals, families and families with children. The Shelter Coordinators provide guidance for job training, affordable housing lists, referrals to health and mental health services, financial literacy, housing counseling education and other self–sufficiency services.  We also offer Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance, Homeless Rapid Re–Housing Rental Assistance through our Home Safe program with fund availability, one–on–one counseling for house search and foreclosure intervention. ATCAA also partners with Cal WORKS their Housing Support Program that assists qualified families with rental and utility costs.

Mentoring Works

Mentoring Works–Trained/screened volunteer mentors are matched with children ages 7–17 from their community who develop a friendship with their protégés and thorough positive, consistent influence and leadership help vulnerable youth cope with challenges, and gain skills to help them succeed.

Emergency

Amador Lifeline

A local program created 34 years ago, serving Amador and parts of northern Calaveras counties. Amador Lifeline provides personal Emergency response service for medical–fire–police help, in order to assist community residents with limited incomes and a disability, chronic illness, in rehabilitative or in Hospice care to live more independent, safe, and secure lives.

Food Bank

In Amador and Tuolumne counties, our homeless shelters provide emergency shelter to homeless individuals, families and families with children. The Shelter Coordinators provide guidance for job training, affordable housing lists, referrals to health and mental health services, financial literacy, housing counseling education and other self–sufficiency services.  We also offer Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance, Homeless Rapid Re–Housing Rental Assistance through our Home Safe program with fund availability, one–on–one counseling for house search and foreclosure intervention. ATCAA also partners with Cal WORKS their Housing Support Program that assists qualified families with rental and utility costs.

Energy / Water

Assistance for low–income residents in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties with utility bill assistance, budget counseling, and no–cost energy‒saving improvements that reduce energy expenses. Water conservation improvements at no–cost to income eligible clients include: high‒efficiency washers, dishwashers, leak repair, low‒flow showerheads and toilets. Well water delivery of potable water is available at no–cost in Tuolumne and Stanislaus Watershed districts for
non–producing wells.

Housing Resources

In Amador and Tuolumne counties, our homeless shelters provide emergency shelter to homeless individuals, families and families with children. The Shelter Coordinators provide guidance for job training, affordable housing lists, referrals to health and mental health services, financial literacy, housing counseling education and other self–sufficiency services.  We also offer Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance, Homeless Rapid Re–Housing Rental Assistance through our Home Safe program with fund availability, one–on–one counseling for house search and foreclosure intervention. ATCAA also partners with Cal WORKS their Housing Support Program that assists qualified families with rental and utility costs.

Information & Referral

 

Youth & Teens

Club Live

Club Live is designed for middle school–aged youth focusing on the development of social skills through organized activities that engage youth socially to expand their ability to interact socially, and to help them actively engage with their peers.

Foster Youth

ATCAA plans and coordinates services with a team of local partners, to help foster youth develop skills and knowledge to become successful, self–sufficient young adults through individual support, guidance, a range of classes as individuals set goals for their independence. Classes provide life skills, financial literacy (AmeriCorps Interns provide “Money Matters” curriculum), and establishment of an Individual Development Account (IDA) together with one–on–one case management, resources and referrals for youth ages 13–21.

Friday Night Live

A school–based program that focuses on building partnerships for positive and healthy youth development that engages middle school and high school students as active leaders and resources in Tuolumne County through alcohol and drug prevention activities, programs in wellness, healthy relationships and leadership. The program engages youth from various backgrounds and interests in a variety of youth–led and youth–focused events.

Yes Partners

A Tuolumne County community–wide coalition dedicated to support youth and family service that prevents substance abuse, suicide and child abuse. The YES Partnership collaborates with local organizations to create a drug–free and suicide safe community through youth and community education and advocacy, and to foster youth leadership to create and support positive adult interaction with youth.

Mentoring Works

Trained/screened volunteer mentors are matched with children ages 7–17 from their community who develop a friendship with their protégés and through positive, consistent influence and leadership help vulnerable youth cope with challenges, and gain skills to help them succeed.

Family Services

These services offer a compressive program that provides a holistic access to learning opportunities for the entire family in Sonora. Services include English language instruction, GED preparation, Adult Basic Education, life/job skills, and parenting classes. Other services include crisis management, information and referral, health education, and access to medical, dental and mental health services. All of these promote family self–sufficiency, effective parenting, early education, and good health to break the cycle of low–literacy and to achieve improved family function/quality of life

Early/Head Start

Head Start/State Preschool and Early Head Start offers infant toddler/child pre–school programs for income eligible families with children ages 0–15 and pregnant women in Tuolumne County. The program offers enrichment, education, health, nutritional, developmental services, parent education and involvement opportunities. For children 0–5 and pregnant women, we also offer a Home–Based Program. Special needs children not income eligible may also be considered for the program.

Food Bank

The Food Bank solicits, transports, stores and distributes donated foods throughout Tuolumne County to individuals and families in need,  and community based emergency food pantries in Amador, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. The program consists of Emergency Food Assistance, food for Seniors 60+, Food for Kids, Farmer’s Market, and Holiday Food Baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Energy/Water

Assistance for low–income residents in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties with utility bill assistance, budget counseling, and no–cost energy‒saving improvements that reduce energy expenses. Water conservation improvements at no–cost to income eligible clients include: high‒efficiency washers, dishwashers, leak repair, low‒flow showerheads and toilets.  Well water delivery of potable water is available at no–cost in Tuolumne and Stanislaus Watershed districts for non–producing wells.

Family Learning

A comprehensive program that provides a holistic access to learning opportunities for the entire family, which includes GED/ESL preparation classes, Adult Basic Education, English language instruction, life and job skills, and parenting classes. Other services offered include crisis management, information and referral, health education, and access to medical, dental and mental health services. All to promote family self-sufficiency, effective parenting, early education, and good health to break the cycle of low–literacy an o achieve improved family function and quality of life.”

Housing Resources

In Amador and Tuolumne counties, our homeless shelters provide emergency shelter to homeless individuals, families and families with children. The Shelter Coordinators provide guidance for job training, affordable housing lists, referrals to health and mental health services, financial literacy, housing counseling education and other self–sufficiency services.  We also offer Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance, Homeless Rapid Re–Housing Rental Assistance through our Home Safe program with fund availability, one–on–one counseling for house search and foreclosure intervention. ATCAA also partners with Cal WORKS their Housing Support Program that assists qualified families with rental and utility costs.

Promotores de Salud

Los promotores de salud es un programa de “persona a persona” que utiliza educadores que hablan español, o promotoras, para ayudar la comunidad Hispana. Las promotoras realizan presentaciones educativas y actividades comunitarias sobre temas de la salud mental a grupos hispanos y latinos dentro de la comunidad. Las promotoras también ayudan a miembros de la comunidad Latina a conectar a los recursos locales y tener acceso a servicios de la salud mental.

The Promoters of Health is a volunteer peer program that uses Spanish speaking educators, or promoters, to assist the Hispanic community in Tuolumne County. These promoters give educational presentations and perform outreach activities on behavioral health topics to individuals and groups within the Hispanic/Latino community. The promoters also help connect members of the Latino community to local resources and assist with access to behavioral health services.

Tax Assistance

In partnership with the IRS, the ATCAA Tax Program offers free tax preparation for qualified recipients between January and April in Amador and Tuolumne Counties through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Yes Partners

A Tuolumne County community–wide coalition dedicated to support youth and family service that prevents substance abuse, suicide and child abuse. The YES Partnership collaborates with local organizations to create a drug–free and suicide safe community through youth and community education and advocacy, and to foster youth leadership to create and support positive adult interaction with youth.

Training Services

Budget/Smart $

Classes provide tools to assist in achieving financial goals by creating realistic budget and strategies for long–term financial stability. It teaches concepts on spending behavior, money challenges and how to set goals, other topics.

Community Resilience

The Council – A strength‒based group approach to promote male youth and young men a safe and healthy passage through pre–teen and adolescent years in a structured environment that promotes strong, positive relationships and behaviors, and to find their innate value to create good lives–individually and collectively.

Mental Health First Aid – An 8‒hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis though understanding, and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Suicide Prevention

esuicide TALK–A one–to–two hour course in a virtual classroom environment to explore questions around suicide, its causes, and how it can be prevented through open and honest discussion format.

safeTALK–A one–half day alertness training for anyone age 15 and over to become a suicide‒alert helper who will be able to recognize potential invitations to prevent a suicide and connect those in need to life–saving intervention resources.

ASIST–Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is available for anyone age 16 and older who want to be able to provide suicide first aid though effective intervention skills and to help build a community suicide prevention network.