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 Child Development Center, 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".

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
ABDNHA Desert Lecture Series, Michael Wilkin-Robertson. Shared Heritage of the Californias. New Book Release & Lecture. Meet the Author 7pm Lecture 7:30pm.
Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
590 Palm Canyon Dr
92004 Borrego Springs, CA
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:30pm
San Diego American Indian Health Youth Center November 2017 Calendar - Native American Heritage Month. See attached calendar for daily activities.
San Diego American Indian Health Youth Center
2560 1st Ave
92103 San Diego, CA
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Anyone interested in learning the basics of the Cahuilla langues is welcome to join our conversational Cahuilla classes every Thursday for a week course.November 2, 2017 - January 25, 2018.
Malki Museum Lecture Hall
11795 Malki Rd.
92220 Banning, CA
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
NASA-sponsored lecture on Tribal Sovereignty, featuring Sycuan Chairman Cody Martinez.
5500 Campanile Dr
92182 San Diego, CA
Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Computers Available for Students to access the Internet for Homework Assignments and Class Projects. Please see Flyer for more information.
Youth and Family Advocacy Room
2375 Congress St
92110 San Diego, CA