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.

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.

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.

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.

Making Spirits Bright

With the autumn season upon us and the holiday season fast approaching, everyone seems to get busier—and Tulare County HHSA’s programs are no exception! The Annual Stockings for Seniors Drive and Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive are already underway, as well as the Animal Services Wish List.

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging is partnering with CSET Senior Services, HHSA Adult Protective Services, HHSA Public Guardian, and YOU to help bring holiday joy to more than 1,700 isolated and homebound senior citizens in Tulare County this holiday season. 

Through Friends of Tulare County, Stockings for Seniors is accepting monetary donations to help purchase warm items and other needs to ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten during the holidays. County employees can opt for a payroll deduction or send a check to Friends of Tulare County (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277; write "Stockings for Seniors" on the memo line); or donate through a credit card or PayPal using the Friends of Tulare County website.   

For more information, contact Bonnie Quiroz at (559) 972-0323. 

Additionally, you can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift.

Secure online donations can be made on the Friends of Tulare County website by visiting the CWS Toy Drive page, or by donating a gift from our Amazon wish list. You may also make a tax-deductible financial contribution through Friends of Tulare County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, by mailing a check to 5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA  93277, and writing “CWS Toy Drive” in the memo line.  

CWS social workers will distribute the gifts to CWS foster children and youth throughout the first week of December.

Last but not least, if you’d like to support our furry friends this holiday season, you may do so by simply dropping drop off your donations Monday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Tulare County Animal Shelter located at 14131 Avenue 256 in Visalia. To find out what is needed, check out the Animal Services Wish List. To make a monetary donation, visit the Friends of Tulare County website’s Animal Services page, or write “Animal Services” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Friends of Tulare County (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277).

Thank you for helping to make spirits bright this holiday season!