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.

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.

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.

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! 

Brighten a child’s holiday by participating in the Children’s Toy Drive
It’s hard not being home for the holidays, and children who receive Child Welfare Services often don’t have that opportunity. You can share a little cheer with them by donating to the CWS Children’s Toy Drive. During this year’s fund-raiser, CWS is keeping safety in mind by following COVID-19 preventive measures. Below are two ways in which donations can be made:

1. You can donate by using the QR code found on the Toy Drive Flyer (see below). The QR code will take you directly to the donation page of Friends of Tulare County. Further instructions are provided there.

2. You can purchase a toy through the CWS-Friends of Tulare County Amazon Wishlist URL link for easy buying. Visit:

Your kind and generous support will enable us to reach our goal of raising funds for gift-giving for ALL our Tulare County adopted and foster youth. Please reach out to Lubelia Mattos for further information:    Phone: (559) 624-7482 


Treat yourself and your family to dinner at Tahoe Joe’s on November 30
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 November 30 (dine in or take out), and boost the CWS programs at the same time? Tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting Lubelia Mattos:  or Alissa Savoie: . (Please call ahead for take-out to avoid delay.)

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

What:  Friends of Tulare – Tulare County Child Welfare Services

When: Tuesday, November 30, 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!

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.

You 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: