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.

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 & 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.

Friends of Tulare County Launches Dynamic COVID-19 Outreach Campaign

 

Friends of Tulare County (FTC), which serves a diverse population, began looking for a way to assist residents when the COVIC-19 pandemic hit Tulare County in March 2020. FTC realized the County’s need for additional resources to resolve funding gaps, as well as to be forward-thinking in every aspect of the way the County addresses the pandemic, while also assisting health care and community partners who bring a unique service to the county.

With these goals in mind, FTC accepted a $50,000 grant on April 23, 2020, from Listos California, a state program that helps individuals, families, and communities prepare for and address disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. In collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises, FTC is administering a COVID-19 outreach campaign to reach vulnerable community members throughout Tulare County who may be challenged by linguistic, access, or functional needs (AFN). 

During the months of May through July, numerous public service announcements will go out. Media outlets include billboards and mobile apps (English/Spanish), three radio stations (English/Spanish/Hmong/Punjabi), a television station (hard of hearing/ASL), printed postcards for senior residents (English/Spanish), and printed bandannas (English/Spanish) for the homeless population.

Messaging will be focused on precautions against COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, the spread of COVID-19, and members of the senior population (65+) who need assistance.

 

Listos California - ASL COVID-19 Message from HHSACommunity on Vimeo.

 

Friends of Tulare County is dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all residents of Tulare County and strives to assist underrepresented and disadvantaged populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations, charitable giving, and grant funding.

To learn more about Listos California, visit https://www.listoscalifornia.org.

If you are interested in seeing how you can help locally with the COVID-19 response, visit FTC’s Emergency Relief Fund at bit.ly/3bxO1CN.