Social Services

Mission Statement: The Bear River Social Services Department exists to serve, support, and respect every member of the Bear River Community in a compassionate way while promoting health, safety, self-sufficiency, and overall well-being. The Social Services Department is committed to working to advance new and effective ways of living while honoring traditional values and beliefs.

 Application & Forms

Ts’Denoni Membership Application

Benefits Application

The Benefits Program Coordinator is now under the Finance Department


Melanie Gensaw, Director

Darrell Sherman, Assistant Director

Amanda Shelton, Social Worker

Nora Montoya, Case Worker

Barbara Orr, Office Assistant

Betty Owen-Mead, Youth Service Worker

Sarah Scott, Youth Service Worker

Camila Alaasom, Intern

Chris Shaw,  Intern

Contact Us

588 Singley Road, Loleta, CA Office location

(707) 733-1900 ext. 358 Phone

(707) 733-1723 or (707)875-7229 Fax

 1-888-733-1900 Toll Free