MARRIAGE PROMPTION DEPARTMENT
Welcome to Torres Martinez Tribal TANF Marriage Promotion Department
What Marriage Promotion offers:
TANF recipients have the opportunity to be married according to Native American Tradition. We provide a one time incentive of 1,500.00 to help offset the cost of the wedding. If you choose to incorporate a Native American element into your wedding. A second incentive of 2,000.00 is provided to help the new couple get a head start in their new life together. We offer assistance such as : transportation, wedding arrangements, marriage licenses, and native wedding customs to fit your needs, and help with budgeting. We also assist with pre-marriage counseling. If you are interested in this program visit the nearest TANF Office. We are here to help!
Researching Native Wedding Ceremonies:
Marriage Promotion conducts research with the elders from the local Southern California tribes on native Wedding Ceremonies. We meet with the elders on a one to one basis, then as a group so that all of the information collected is put together as a whole. We also research archives and interview Tribal Leaders. Torres Martinez is one of their first to implement this part of the TANF program and we are very proud of this component. It’s not just a wedding, we are celebrating, but also the preservation of our Native Tradition that is essential.
The fun part of Marriage Promotion is the many activities we sponsor, such as; Couples Conferences and Single’s Activities. These activities are open for anyone to take advantage of and enjoy. Marriage Promotion also offers great opportunities in the form of educational seminars and fun workshops. In the future, we plan to host many more events. At the end of each event we pass out a survey, because your feedback matters. We use your feedback so that we may provide better services to you for our future events.