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.

Benefits Application

Community Events


Melanie Gensaw

Social Services Director
Ext. 1172

Nicole Vance

assistant social services director
Ext. 1369

Alisha Thomas

Social services assistant
Ext. 1358

Amanda Shelton

Social worker
Ext. 1364

Taylor Prilliman

social worker
Ext. 1169

Cynthia Thao

social worker
Ext. 1370

Contact Us

588 Singley Road, Loleta, CA Office location

(707) 733-1900 ext. 1358 Phone

(707)875-7229 or (707) 733-1723 Fax

 1-888-733-1900 Toll Free