The California Valley Miwok Tribe – located at 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton, CA (As listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – on Monday, November 8th, at 1 PM, in furtherance of its commitment to work more closely within the Tribe’s local community, held an initial meeting with Ms. Joelle Gomez, Executive Director of the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County.
This new partnership between the two entities which Ms. Gomez is helping to initiate with the Tribe is expected to be beneficial to the Women’s Center, especially when American Indian families in crisis may seek their services. Ms. Gomez gave an in-depth presentation, making the Tribe very aware of the issues that are addressed by the Center, with locations in Tracy, Stockton and Lodi, California.
These centers help with domestic violence, sexual assault and emergency services, among other issues and offer training, education and counseling to participants that include men, women and children. It is the intent of Ms. Joelle Gomez, the Women’s Center Executive Director and the California Valley Miwok Tribe that this new partnership will produce future results that benefit and strengthen the two entities to be able to provide more programs and strengthen existing programs that are now offered to help individuals and families in crisis that reside within our local communities.
We would like to thank Ms Joelle Gomez, Executive Director of the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, for her thorough presentation and to San Joaquin County Native American Veteran’s Lodge Commander Richard “Windfeathers” Muniz, for attending and for his contribution.
To ask how you can contribute or volunteer to the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, please call one of the following locations:
Stockton: (209) 941.2611 Lodi: (209) 368.3406 Tracy: (209) 833.0300