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.

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.

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.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and it is important to recognize and bring attention to activities that can help manage or prevent diabetes. HHSA’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (NEOP) focuses on health promotion and the implementation of different strategies and interventions to help individuals establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle, which is a critical component of any diabetes management plan. The NEOP program is currently partnering with health care providers from Kaweah Health and Family Healthcare Network (FHCN) to implement interventions that include healthy cooking demonstrations, store tours, Zumba, as well as Rethink Your Drink and infused water demonstrations.

NEOP works with retail stores throughout the county to provide nutrition education, including the initiative SHOP Healthy Here (SHH) – Healthy Retail Recognition Program that facilitates partnerships between qualifying small neighborhood grocery stores and local health departments (LHDs) to increase the purchase and consumption of healthy foods and beverages among CalFresh-eligible Californians.

This year NEOP has collaborated with the Kaweah Health Hospital and United Market to engage residents from Dinuba and surrounding communities to participate in a Store Tour event. Participants were given a tour of the store and got an overview of the five MyPlate food groups: fruits, grains, vegetables, protein, and dairy. They learned how to read food labels, make simple grocery lists, and make better choices on the five food groups.

Using the healthy cookbooks and recipe cards, partners demonstrated how a recipe can be altered to become healthier, with less sodium and less fat. All the recipes in the cookbooks have the nutrition information listed for each recipe so that those with diabetes know what the recipe contains in carbohydrates, sodium, fat, and protein. These cookbooks are available for community members to take when attending health fair events.

Kudos to NEOP for its contribution to the health and well-being of the community we serve!