Our Programs

Executive Director- Carol Madison

Modoc Child Care Resource & Referral Program- Director Carol Madison

Modoc Child Care Resource and Referral

Services provide supports to children and families of Modoc County.

Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) – Coordinator Tammy Urban, Current 

Modoc Child Care Resource and Referral provides technical assistance to any childcare provider residing in Modoc County wishing to become a licensed family childcare provider. Our agency is especially interested in those providers who are willing to care for infants and toddlers.

Car Seat Assistance Program – Coordinator Katelynn DeWitt

Always remember to buckle your child into the seat and make sure the seat is correctly installed in the vehicle every time! Let us help you make sure you have the knowledge on how to use the car seat properly!

Modoc Child Care Food Program – Coordinator Tammy Urban

The Child Care Food Program is a USDA program designed to help children in care receive nutritious well-balanced meals. The program is intended to assist with cost so that providers can serve children meals, which will keep them healthy and growing.

New Beginnings – Coordinator Tammy Urban

Designed to support families in the following development of their children 0-5 years of age in car with Home Day Care Providers. Providers working with the program provide developmental profiles on the children 2 times a year.

RAINBOW Program – Coordinator Tammy Urban

Rainbow Program

The RAINBOW Program is for children birth to three years of age that may need evaluation for a developmental delay or have been diagnosed with a developmental delay.

Alternative Payment Program- Specialist Rocio Campos

Subsidized childcare support for income-qualified families whom are working, attending school, or actively seeking employment.

Modoc Crisis Center – Program Director- Kirsten Easley

Modoc crisis center offers services for individuals experiencing intimate partner domestic violence or a sexual assault. 24 Hour Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Hotline 1(855)855-6745

Emergency Services

 Emergency Services

Home Energy Assistance Program- Coordinator Lola Hurtado

LIHEAP- Energy Assistance

Assistance with paying Heating/Cooling Bills

Food Bank

1-7day food supply for residents of Modoc County and transients.  Individuals/Families are eligible to receive food once per month.


Once monthly food distribution available to income eligible individuals and families.


Gas vouchers for out of town medical appointments once per year.  Bus tickets/gas vouchers for transients stranded in the county.

Youth and Family Services
Parenting – Director Jessica Fredrick, Coordinator Tanya Oates

Nurturing Parenting Program

T.E.A.C.H., Inc. uses the Nurturing Parenting and Strengthening Families Curriculum. These programs are family centered classes that focus on building parenting skills as an alternative to spanking, hitting, yelling. The classes are for both the parents and the children learning similar skills with children learning at their developmental level.

Life Skills –Director Jessica Fredrick, Coordinator Beth Decker

The Life Skills program is available for anyone wanting personal growth in the areas of setting and attaining goals, values and responsibilities, interpersonal skills, managing money, securing housing, cooking, and much more. Interactive and educational Life Skills group sessions take place once per week and are open to anyone wanting to join.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Coordinator Jessica Fredrick

Modoc CASA Program – Court Appointed Special Advocate

CASA Volunteers are everyday citizens judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. Their job is to be a child’s voice in court and to advocate for the best interest of the child.

Housing and Disability Advocacy Program – Supervisor Jessica Fredrick, Coordinator Tessa Atkins

 HDAP offers advocacy and housing for disabled individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness who would like to apply for SSI/SSD Social Security benefits. The advocate assists with every aspect of the application process up to and including the appeal process.

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Registry – Coordinator Jamie Wyatt

In Home Supportive Services- IHSS Registry and Training

IHSS Registry provides, background checks, training and support services for workers who provide services to IHSS eligible clients.

Modoc Foster Family Agency (FFA) – Administrator, Alisha Romesha, Social Work Supervisor Stephanie Larson

Modoc Foster Family Agency

Modoc Foster Family Agency helps any individual, couple, or family who wants to provide care to a related or unrelated child(ren) who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, or otherwise in the care of a county child welfare agency or probation department.

Other TEACH Services within Modoc County:
Family Resource Center – Tulelake/Newell – Director, Kelly Harris

The Family Resource Center is a place where services and support are available for the entire community. We provide safe and nurturing environment for socialization and education opportunities.

Latchkey Child Care Center – Director Darlene Estes

Child care center located on the campus of Alturas Elementary School for children age 5-12.

Budding Tree Preschool – Director Valerie Loomis

Preschool for children ages 3-5 who’s families are over income for State Preschool.  12 slots subsidized by Modoc First 5.

T.E.A.C.H. Adult Education- Teacher Sarah Merrick

GED prep and testing services, Adult Diploma Classes, Certificate Programs

T.E.A.C.H. Senior Services- Director Tiffany Gwinn

TEACH Senior Services

Congregate and home delivered meals for residents of the greater Alturas area who are age 60 and older.  Bingo, Bunco and Exercise Classes.  Transportation vouchers for Sage Stage Provided. (Services are currently altered due to COVID 19)