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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

May 5, 2022
iPads for Seniors
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. 

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

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

March 7, 2022
Tulare County Probation Helps At-Risk Youth Find Employment and Participate in Pro-Social Activities
Tulare County Probation Helps At-Risk Youth Find Employment and Participate in Pro-Social Activities

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.

February 1, 2022
TC Animal Services' New Surgery Building is Being Put to Good Use
TC Animal Services' New Surgery Building is Being Put to Good Use

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.

January 3, 2022
How to Thank Tulare County Veterans
How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

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. 

December 13, 2021
Home for the Holidays! Limited Time Offer on Large Dog Adoptions
Home for the Holidays! Limited Time Offer on Large Dog Adoptions

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.

December 1, 2021
AmazonSmile Can Benefit Friends of Tulare County
AmazonSmile Can Benefit Friends of Tulare County

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.

November 12, 2021
Celebrate GivingTuesday
Celebrate GivingTuesday

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.

November 10, 2021
HHSA's Child Welfare Services Is Having a Busy November!
HHSA's Child Welfare Services Is Having a Busy November!

 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! 

November 8, 2021
HHSA's Adult Services Annual Stockings For Seniors Drive Underway
HHSA's Adult Services Annual Stockings For Seniors Drive Underway

 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.  

November 3, 2021
K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs
K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

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.

October 4, 2021
Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County
Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

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.

September 26, 2021
Animal Services General Fund Accepting Donations for the September Lightning Fires
Animal Services General Fund Accepting Donations for the September Lightning Fires

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.