Human Services - At-Risk Youth

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.

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.

Tulare County 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 & Recreation 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.

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.

Veterans Services Office

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.

Pizza for a Purpose: Support the CWS Children's Toy Drive!


Every foster child deserves holiday cheer. You can help bring joy to Tulare County foster children by taking advantage of a special offer from HHSA’s community partner Pieology Pizzeria (3733 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia) on Tuesday, October 13, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Pieology Pizzeria (Visalia) will donate 20% of your food purchase when you show your support of the Friends of Tulare County–Child Welfare Services Annual Children’s Toy Drive. 

Planning a lunch or dinner outing next week? There’s nothing better than helping foster children in our community while sharing a slice with coworkers, friends, and family! Just mention you’re supporting the Friends of Tulare County–CWS Annual Children’s Toy Drive when you place your order. 

Proceeds from the Pieology fundraiser will be used to purchase age-appropriate gifts for all the children in the Tulare County CWS foster care system. These funds are especially needed this year, when the option to collect gifts from the community is not available to us due to COVID-19. You can also opt for a payroll deduction or sending a check to Friends of Tulare County (5957 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277; write “CWS Toy Drive” on the memo line).

Tulare County HHSA appreciates Pieology Pizzeria for its community partnership in raising awareness for our foster children.


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