On April 19, 2022, a Community Resource Fair Celebrating Earth Day at Ledbetter Park in Orosi was attended by more than 600 community members. The event was a huge success, made possible by numerous partners, including County departments, the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, Family Healthcare Network, CSET, and Starbucks. Additionally, more than 50 organizations had booths with information and resources.
Tulare County HHSA’s Adult Services Division recently received a grant through the Suicide Prevention Task Force to purchase 93 iPads for local seniors who have been disconnected from loved ones and the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a star-studded affair at tonight’s Step Up Youth Challenge Red Carpet Awards held at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Tulare County middle and high school teams completed in the challenge by creating impactful projects to serve their schools and communities.
Did you know? You’re invited to help HHSA’s Child Welfare Services raise funds for a worthy cause, and they are making it really easy to participate! Everybody’s got to eat, right? So why not treat yourself and your family to dinner from Tahoe Joe’s on April 20 (dine in or take out), and boost the CWS programs at the same time? Tickets are available now for purchase!
Many youths on probation have difficulties at home, struggle in school, and need mental health services, all while navigating influential peers who may not have their best interests in mind. The Readiness for Employment through Sustainable Education and Training (RESET) program helps youth take the first step toward preparing for and then finding entry-level jobs in our community.
Tulare County Animal Services has a new building dedicated to performing surgeries, including spay/neuter services. While the clinic will not officially be opening for a few more weeks due to the current COVID situation, they have been conducting a soft opening and will be opening to the public soon.
The Veterans Services Office (VSO) is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims. The VSO can make the process of obtaining benefits easier.
This Holiday Season please don’t forget about our shelter dogs who dream every night of a fabulous new home and family! Until funds run out we will be adopting out all large dogs for $25, which includes their spay or neuter, vaccinations, and microchip.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop. You’ll find the same great prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity; consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist Tulare County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving.
GivingTuesday (Nov. 30) is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Starting with its annual Friends of Tulare County CWS Toy Drive and ending the month with a fundraiser dinner at Tahoe Joe’s to support general CWS programs, staff at Child Welfare Services are excited to let you know what they’re up to––and how you can participate!
HHSA Adult Services are busy for the upcoming holidays with its annual Stockings for Seniors Drive. You can help in two ways by participating in a See's Candies fundraiser or donating monetarily to help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.
The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for issues and concerns facing adults as they age. K/T AAA can connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services tailored to their specific needs.
Homelessness. That word carries a lot of weight, a lot of value judgments, concerns, fears, and worry. It also can convey hope, determination, and empathy. HHSA is partnering with numerous governmental agencies, community organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to changing the future for unhoused individuals.
Tulare County Animal Services is sheltering animals and maintaining the health and safety of the animals in their care and custody during the KNP Complex & Windy wildfires. The Friends of Tulare County is accepting donations to support the Tulare County Animal Services General Fund during local and wide-scale emergencies.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Losing someone to suicide is very personal. Visalian and USA BMX Olympian Brook Crain, a survivor of suicide loss, shares her story and how the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force is available to help.
If you care about the welfare of animals and are looking for a chance to contribute to their well-being, this opportunity is for you! With the new clinic set to open in the fall of 2021, TCAS would like to invite the community to participate in raising funds to subsidize the spay/neutering treatments, as well as other, minor medical care for these animals in need.
When state and local funding for worthwhile local programs runs short, Friends of Tulare County (FTC) steps in to help fill the gaps. Read on to learn how you can help, too!
To raise awareness about suicide prevention and battle the accompanying stigma, Visalia native Brooke Crain, two-time Olympian athlete (2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics) in BMX racing, wants to pay it forward and share what she has learned and experienced. Brooke is hosting a BMX Racing Clinic as a fundraiser event to promote suicide prevention awareness on April 10 in Bakersfield, California.
Friends of Tulare County is proud to present Pathways to Hope, a 20-page bilingual newspaper that showcases services within Tulare County. This newspaper was a result of the Listos California Grant, in collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services.