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.

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.

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.

CWS Toy Drive: Fill the Trolley Events

 

Tulare County community members are invited to Fill the Trolley with new, unwrapped toys and gifts for the Friends of Tulare County Child Welfare Services Children’s Toy Drive. Fill the Trolley events will occur at the Visalia Farmers Market in the Sequoia Mall parking lot every Saturday and at the Visalia Mall parking lot every Sunday during the month of November, through a partnership with First Transit. 

“CWS is thrilled to work in collaboration with First Transit to Fill the Trolley with unwrapped toys and gifts, because without community sponsorship, it would be impossible to reach our goals to provide each of our children with a toy or gift,” said HHSA Division Manager-CWS, Courtney Sallam. “Sixty percent of toys and gifts distributed by the CWS Children’s Toy Drive result from generous donations from the community, so come join us as we Fill the Trolley; we hope to see you there!”

The Fill the Trolley events for the Friends of Tulare County Child Welfare Services Children’s Toy Drive will occur at the Sequoia Plaza Mall, 3303 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia on Saturday, November 16, 23, and 30, and at the Visalia Mall, 2031 S. Mooney Blvd., on Sunday, November 10, 17, 24, and December 1.     

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Children’s Toy drive is a community-based event serving children and teens receiving Child Welfare Services. This year, the CWS Children’s Toy Drive hopes to serve 1,550 children and youth.

For more information email or call Christa Cardoza at 624-7484.