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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 DA Victim/Witness Assistance Division

Victims of violent crime can incur major financial and emotional losses. The Victim/Witness Assistance Division can help victims to apply for assistance from the California Victim and Government Claims Board? in Sacramento. Losses that are covered include medical and counseling services, assistance with funeral/burial expenses, relocation expenses for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and crime-scene clean-up. The fully trained staff at the Victim/Witness Assistance program provide excellent referral services designed to help victims with their recovery. In addition, their staff offers court support for those victims called to testify in a criminal jury trial.

California has a history rich in the development of victim services, and in 1980, the first Victim/Witness Assistance Division was established in Tulare County. The division came under the direction of the Office of the District Attorney on July 1, 1996, and continues to be the major provider of victim services in Tulare County.
The program has offices in Visalia, Porterville, and Juvenile, and services the courts countywide.

If you or someone you know, has been a victim of crime, the Victim/Witness Assistance Division can help you by providing one or more of the services listed below:

• Crisis intervention
• Orientation to the criminal justice system
• Court support
• Case status information
• Property return information
• Community resource and referral counseling
• Assistance in filing for financial reimbursement for losses incurred

Friends of Tulare County (FTC) strives to assist underrepresented and disadvantaged populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations, charitable giving, and grant funding. Donations designated for the Victim/Witness Assistance Division can help by providing for victims of crime and their specific needs when other state or grant funds are unable to assist. Donations may also support crime victim-related public education and outreach activities.

For more information about the Division, visit their website at:

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