Homeless Fund

Donations to the Homeless Fund will help supply toiletries, clothing, identification card/application fees, furnishings, or cooking utensils/appliances, or may fund expenses like a utility bill or car repair for those experiencing, at risk for, or exiting homelessness.

K/T AAA - Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging helps provide programs and activities for local senior citizens, from arts and crafts to Medicare counseling, line dancing to home-delivered meals. Your donations to the Area Agency on Aging will help us continue to provide a wide range of services and activities to encourage older Americans to remain healthy, active, and involved in the community.

Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

SPTF envisions a county without suicide and aims to accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention. Your donations to the SPTF will help increase prevention and early intervention services, and help our community members better understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk.

Step Up

Your donations to the Step Up program will be used for collateral items (i.e., T-shirts, backpacks, etc.), venue rental, event food, printing, speakers' fees, awards, materials, and other items associated with Step Up—a movement to encourage youth to participate in extracurricular activities, foster positive associations, and connect to constructive social networks.

Veterans Services

Contributing toward the support of our local veterans through the VSO General Fund is a great opportunity for the members of the community to give back and thank veterans for their services.

Tulare County Parks–Lily Pond

For more than five decades the Lily Pond was a popular water feature in Mooney Grove Park. Due to the increasing cost of repair and maintenance over time, the Lily Pond is been non-functional for the past 15 years. To avoid demolition and to honor the history of the Lily Pond, the County is seeking donations from the community to help repair and restore the Lily Pond.

At-Risk Youth (Human Services)

The funds donated to the Human Services At-Risk Youth fund benefit youth who are participating in an employment program and working to make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. This program helps youth in need of emergency monies for necessities such as transportation, work apparel, utilities, medical, dental, and prescription expenses.

News

Video: Children First–Let's Talk About Mental Health
January 23, 2023
Video: Children First–Let's Talk About Mental Health

Check out the special that aired back in September for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and again this month. The special highlights various mental health resources available to our children and includes our very own Darcy Massey with Tulare County Mental Health and the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Introducing Adventure Paws
December 19, 2022
Introducing Adventure Paws

Tulare County Animal Services is introducing Adventure Paws, a new program where you can take one of the Tulare County Animal Shelter dogs out for the day and have your own adventure! 

Break the Silence Online Auction and Speaker Event
December 12, 2022
Break the Silence Online Auction and Speaker Event

On December 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., you can join this online silent auction and speaker event to support suicide prevention in Tulare County. Sponsored annually by Kelly Fox and the Sayre family in memory of her father, Dick Sayre, all proceeds from the event will go to support the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force. 

Child Welfare Services Receives Generous G for Kids Grant
November 30, 2022
Child Welfare Services Receives Generous G for Kids Grant

On #GivingTuesday, the Child Welfare Services (CWS) General Fund received a $5,000 check from the G for Kids Foundation. Thank you to G for Kids Foundation and Groppetti Automotive for supporting our community youth. 

National Diabetes Awareness Month
November 29, 2022
National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and it is important to recognize and bring attention to activities that can help manage or prevent diabetes. HHSA's NEOP program knows a thing or two about that!

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement
November 22, 2022
FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday (November 29), consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist Tulare County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs.

Making Spirits Bright
November 14, 2022
Making Spirits Bright

With the autumn season upon us and the holiday season fast approaching, everyone seems to get busier—and Tulare County HHSA’s programs are no exception! The Annual Stockings for Seniors Drive and Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive are already underway, as well as the Animal Services Wish List.

 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!
November 1, 2022
Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

 

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You
October 20, 2022
CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

 

Stockings for Seniors Drive Is Underway
October 13, 2022
Stockings for Seniors Drive Is Underway

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.  

 

Celebrating 15 Years, Fire Department Continues to Answer the Call for Tulare County
October 6, 2022
Celebrating 15 Years, Fire Department Continues to Answer the Call for Tulare County

From responding to emergency needs to providing public education through variety of events each year, the Tulare County Fire Department provides prompt and caring service as it continues to grow with support from you! 

 

StepUp and Make A Difference for Youth!
September 29, 2022
StepUp and Make A Difference for Youth!

Want to make a difference in the community and create a better future for our youth? Join the StepUp Youth Advisory Committee!

 

Cause a Scene for a Good Cause!
September 14, 2022
Cause a Scene for a Good Cause!

You’re invited to help Friends of Tulare County, in collaboration with Adult Protective Services, raise funds for World Elder Abuse Awareness. Treat yourself and your family to dinner from Blaze Pizza on September 28, 2022 (In-Restaurant, Blaze App, Online) and boost World Elder Abuse Awareness locally at the same time. 

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap
August 9, 2022
WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

Over the last two years, the WIC program has undergone major changes to modernize its services. This modernization has enabled the program to enhance the services it provides to the community and find strategies that improve access and close equity gaps.

Fight Elder Abuse Simply by Eating!
August 1, 2022
Fight Elder Abuse Simply by Eating!

Join us at Chipotle on August 10! You’re invited to help Friends of Tulare County in collaboration with Adult Protective Services raise funds for World Elder Abuse—a worthy cause for a global social issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County
July 13, 2022
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

On July 16, 2022, we in Tulare County will join the rest of the United States in beginning to use the 988 dialing code. 988 will be the new three-digit number for calls (multiple languages), text, or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress.

Local Baristas Partnering With Friends At Community Events
June 7, 2022
Local Baristas Partnering With Friends At Community Events

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.

iPads for Seniors
May 5, 2022
iPads for Seniors

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. 

Step Up Youth Challenge Red Carpet Awards
April 8, 2022
Step Up Youth Challenge Red Carpet Awards

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.

Dine at Tahoe Joe's to Support Child Welfare Services
April 1, 2022
Dine at Tahoe Joe's to Support Child Welfare Services

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!