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.
Join the FTC Stockings for Seniors Drive to help bring some holiday cheer and much-needed cold-weather items to local homebound seniors. Read on to find out the ways that you and our community can help - including dining out at Chipotle!
Tulare County youth create art-focused messages on COVID-19 safety guidelines
This year, the Stockings for Seniors drive is partnering with See’s Candies to hold an online fundraiser, from now until November 16. Give your loved ones—or yourselves—a sweet treat while supporting a great cause!
Take part in the Friends of Tulare County - CWS Toy Drive! You can help bring joy to Tulare County foster children by taking advantage of a special offer from HHSA’s community partner Pieology Pizzeria Tuesday, October 13, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
The Friends of Tulare County invites youth in grades 7–12 in Tulare County to participate in the Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge during the month of September. In collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services along with community partner Tulare County Office of Education, the purpose of the competition is to highlight youth-created art focused on promoting COVID-19 safety guidelines in languages representing Tulare County, utilizing two categories: graphic design and video.
The Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program is accepting donations to support the COVID-19 response. There is a real need to assist our residents who are isolated or quarantined due to contracting or being exposed to COVID-19. Many of these households are facing unexpected financial hardships due to job loss or the inability to return to work due to the virus.
AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. AmazonSmile customers can now support Friends of Tulare County (FTC) using the Amazon shopping app.
The Friends of Tulare County is accepting monetary donations through the Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program as well as in-kind donations of supplies, in support of the COVID-19 response. The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency and Tulare County Fire Department are collaborating to accept in-kind donations at all Tulare County-operated fire stations.
Tulare County residents are resilient and come together during difficult times; many have asked how they could help during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is accepting monetary and in-kind donations through the Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program. See how you might be able to help!
Friends of Tulare County (FTC), which serves a diverse population, began looking for a way to assist residents when the COVIC-19 pandemic hit Tulare County in March 2020. FTC realized the County’s need for additional resources to resolve funding gaps, as well as to be forward-thinking in every aspect of the way the County addresses the pandemic, while also assisting health care and community partners who bring a unique service to the county.
Friends of Tulare County and Tulare County HHSA CWS Toy Drive thanks Don Groppetti and Groppetti Automotive for their generous award of $7,500 towards the annual CWS Toy Drive. Thank you for supporting children and youth in the CWS program!
The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) and its staff would like to thank all our wonderful community members, both the private individuals and the organizations that supported the Senior Holiday Stocking Drive in 2019. This year’s campaign was the largest ever, with 600 gift-filled holiday stockings being delivered to our local seniors.
Child Welfare Services and Friends of Tulare County would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's toy drive. Toys were provided through the generosity of Tulare County's business organizations, civic groups, residents, and the faith-based community.
Many little elves from across the community are busy this week wrapping gifts donated for the Friends of Tulare County and CWS Toy drive benefiting children and youth in foster care.
The Fill the Trolley events for the Friends of Tulare County Child Welfare Services Children’s Toy Drive will occur at the Sequoia Plaza Mall, 3303 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia on Saturday, November 16, 23, and 30, and at the Visalia Mall, 2031 S. Mooney Blvd., on Sunday, November 10, 17, 24, and December 1.