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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Who: You, your family, your friends, your neighbors

What:  Friends of Tulare County – Tulare County Child Welfare Services

When: Wednesday, April 20, anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  

Where: Tahoe Joe’s in Visalia, located at 4015 W. Caldwell Ave. 

Why: Because every child is important!

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Lubelia Mattos: lmattos@tularecounty.ca.gov or Alissa Savoie: asavoie@tularecounty.ca.gov. (Please call ahead for take-out to avoid delay.)

Donations to the CWS General Fund will help to purchase a multitude of much-needed items, such as clothing, personal hygiene items, duffle bags, back-to-school supplies, home safety items, therapy kits, birthday gifts, unforeseen needs, and emergency assistance as needed.

Thanks to community partners like Tahoe Joe’s, anyone can help raise the needed funds simply by sitting down to enjoy a meal! But if you’d prefer to make a direct donation to the CWS fund, visit: https://friendsoftularecounty.org/index.cfm/english/programs/cws-general/

Child Welfare Services assists families by providing services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need.