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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

News

AmazonSmile Can Benefit Friends of Tulare County
December 1, 2021
AmazonSmile Can Benefit Friends of Tulare County

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop. You’ll find the same great prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity; consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist Tulare County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving.

Celebrate GivingTuesday
November 12, 2021
Celebrate GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday (Nov. 30) is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

HHSA's Child Welfare Services Is Having a Busy November!
November 10, 2021
HHSA's Child Welfare Services Is Having a Busy November!

 Starting with its annual Friends of Tulare County CWS Toy Drive and ending the month with a fundraiser dinner at Tahoe Joe’s to support general CWS programs, staff at Child Welfare Services are excited to let you know what they’re up to––and how you can participate! 

HHSA's Adult Services Annual Stockings For Seniors Drive Underway
November 8, 2021
HHSA's Adult Services Annual Stockings For Seniors Drive Underway

 HHSA Adult Services are busy for the upcoming holidays with its annual Stockings for Seniors Drive. You can help in two ways by participating in a See's Candies fundraiser or donating monetarily to help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.  

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs
November 3, 2021
K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for issues and concerns facing adults as they age. K/T AAA can connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services tailored to their specific needs.

Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County
October 4, 2021
Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

Homelessness. That word carries a lot of weight, a lot of value judgements, concerns, fears, and worry. It also can convey hope, determination, and empathy. HHSA is partnering with numerous governmental agencies, community organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to changing the future for unhoused individuals.

Animal Services General Fund Accepting Donations for the September Lightning Fires
September 26, 2021
Animal Services General Fund Accepting Donations for the September Lightning Fires

Tulare County Animal Services is sheltering animals and maintaining the health and safety of the animals in their care and custody during the KNP Complex & Windy wildfires. The Friends of Tulare County is accepting donations to support the Tulare County Animal Services General Fund during local and wide-scale emergencies.

Suicide Awareness - Her Story: Visalian and USA BMX Olympian Brooke Crain
September 22, 2021
Suicide Awareness - Her Story: Visalian and USA BMX Olympian Brooke Crain

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Losing someone to suicide is very personal. Visalian and USA BMX Olympian Brook Crain, a survivor of suicide loss, shares her story and how the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force is available to help.

New Tulare County Spay/Neuter Clinic Invites Your Participation
August 26, 2021
New Tulare County Spay/Neuter Clinic Invites Your Participation

If you care about the welfare of animals and are looking for a chance to contribute to their well-being, this opportunity is for you! With the new clinic set to open in the fall of 2021, TCAS would like to invite the community to participate in raising funds to subsidize the spay/neutering treatments, as well as other, minor medical care for these animals in need.

Friends of Tulare County Welcomes Your Participation
July 13, 2021
Friends of Tulare County Welcomes Your Participation

When state and local funding for worthwhile local programs runs short, Friends of Tulare County (FTC) steps in to help fill the gaps. Read on to learn how you can help, too!

Local Olympic Athlete Brooke Crain Raises Funds for Suicide Prevention
April 5, 2021
Local Olympic Athlete Brooke Crain Raises Funds for Suicide Prevention

To raise awareness about suicide prevention and battle the accompanying stigma, Visalia native Brooke Crain, two-time Olympian athlete (2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics) in BMX racing, wants to pay it forward and share what she has learned and experienced. Brooke is hosting a BMX Racing Clinic as a fundraiser event to promote suicide prevention awareness on April 10 in Bakersfield, California.

Pathways to Hope
March 1, 2021
Pathways to Hope

Friends of Tulare County is proud to present Pathways to Hope, a 20-page bilingual newspaper that showcases services within Tulare County. This newspaper was a result of the Listos California Grant, in collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services. 

Support the Stockings for Seniors Drive: Chipotle, Anyone?
December 10, 2020
Support the Stockings for Seniors Drive: Chipotle, Anyone?

Join the FTC Stockings for Seniors Drive to help bring some holiday cheer and much-needed cold-weather items to local homebound seniors. Read on to find out the ways that you and our community can help - including dining out at Chipotle!

Friends of Tulare County Announces Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge Winners
November 9, 2020
Friends of Tulare County Announces Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge Winners

Tulare County youth create art-focused messages on COVID-19 safety guidelines 

Join the See's Candies / Stockings for Seniors Fundraiser!
October 16, 2020
Join the See's Candies / Stockings for Seniors Fundraiser!

This year, the Stockings for Seniors drive is partnering with See’s Candies to hold an online fundraiser, from now until November 16. Give your loved ones­­­­­—or yourselves—a sweet treat while supporting a great cause!

Pizza for a Purpose: Support the CWS Children's Toy Drive!
October 5, 2020
Pizza for a Purpose: Support the CWS Children's Toy Drive!

Take part in the Friends of Tulare County -  CWS Toy Drive! You can help bring joy to Tulare County foster children by taking advantage of a special offer from HHSA’s community partner Pieology Pizzeria Tuesday, October 13, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Friends of Tulare County Hosts Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge
August 31, 2020
Friends of Tulare County Hosts Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge

The Friends of Tulare County invites youth in grades 712 in Tulare County to participate in the Listos CV19 Youth Media Challenge during the month of September. In collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services along with community partner Tulare County Office of Education, the purpose of the competition is to highlight youth-created art focused on promoting COVID-19 safety guidelines in languages representing Tulare County, utilizing two categories: graphic design and video.

In-Kind Donations Being Sought for COVID-19 Response
August 28, 2020
In-Kind Donations Being Sought for COVID-19 Response

The Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program is accepting donations to support the COVID-19 response. There is a real need to assist our residents who are isolated or quarantined due to contracting or being exposed to COVID-19. Many of these households are facing unexpected financial hardships due to job loss or the inability to return to work due to the virus.

AmazonSmile App Now Available on Mobile Phones
June 12, 2020
AmazonSmile App Now Available on Mobile Phones

AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. AmazonSmile customers can now support Friends of Tulare County (FTC) using the Amazon shopping app. 

Friends of Tulare County Sets Up Emergency Relief Fund
May 28, 2020
Friends of Tulare County Sets Up Emergency Relief Fund

The Friends of Tulare County is accepting monetary donations through the Friends of Tulare County Emergency Relief Fund Program as well as in-kind donations of supplies, in support of the COVID-19 response. The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency and Tulare County Fire Department are collaborating to accept in-kind donations at all Tulare County-operated fire stations.