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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

When applying for veterans’ benefit programs, the VSO can:

  • Verify eligibility and help complete the necessary paperwork
  • Prepare, submit, and monitor the progress of a claim
  • Help applicants understand and respond to correspondence from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Get answers to questions about the laws and regulations that apply to veterans’ benefits
  • Help individuals through the appeal process if they’ve been denied benefits
  • Provide information and assistance on health care options, home loans, life insurance, and rehabilitation programs
  • Make home visits when veterans or their dependents or survivors cannot come to the office because of a disability

If you are a veteran, a veteran’s spouse, or other family member, call the Veterans Services Office for assistance with applying for the benefits you deserve.

Would you like to thank Tulare County veterans for their service? You can donate to the Friends of Tulare County Veterans Services Office General Fund. When veterans in Tulare County are not able to cover certain expenses on their own, the Veterans Services Office General Fund will help pay for items such as bus passes to help veterans get to and from VSO appointments, for amending a burial permit, or to help out with other, similar services that fall outside the VSO's budget restrictions. It’s a great way to thank vets for their service!