Task Force on Homelessness

Task Force on Homelessness

The purpose of the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness is to advise and assist the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency in the Agency's efforts to address homelessness issues affecting the community and to report to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on a periodic basis.

The Task Force is focused on identifying, developing, and implementing innovative strategies. It is intended to serve as the platform for coordinating existing local services and programs for homeless populations, leading to an increase in service-delivery efficiency and an overall reduction of homelessness in Tulare County.

Membership Representatives
Amy Shuklian, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Timothy Lutz, Tulare County HHSA Director
Machael Smith, Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance  
Alan Knight, Law Enforcement
Mary Alice Escarsega–Fechner, Community Action
Caity Meader, Community Partner  
Suzy Ward, Faith Community
Carmen Quevedo, Transit Authority 
Betsy McGovern–Garcia, Affordable Housing Developer
Beth Wilshire, Education Sector
Bob Link, City of Visalia
Carlton Jones, City of Tulare
Martha Flores, City of Porterville
Angelica Molina, City of Dinuba

Agendas and Meeting Minutes
Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Task Force on Homelessness agendas and minutes.

CSAC Regional Meeting on Homelessness
CSAC Regional Meeting on Homelessness

This folder contains the various recordings and presentations from the meeting held on Aug. 13, 2021

Open Public Comment
Open Public Comment

This link will take you to a Google Form in which you can provide your contact information and your comments.

Task Force Homeless Plan
Task Force Homeless Plan

Pathway Home Task Force Homeless Plan

Point In Time
Point In Time

The Point in Time report is a federally required count of the Kings/Tulare County homeless population conducted in January each year. 

Inaugural Tulare County Homeless Summit (10.25.17)
Inaugural Tulare County Homeless Summit (10.25.17)

This half-day summit brought together local experts as well as representatives from state and national best practices.


Agency News

Stepping Forward With Giant Threads

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Not every student can afford to buy new professional attire for a job interview. The Giant Thread mobile trailer provides College of Sequoias (COS) students free professional business clothing for a job interview, job fair, networking event, or new job. 

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

HHSA is honored to announce that our very own Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, and Public Health Director, Karen M. Elliott, have been awarded the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health for 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Do You Know About CarePortal

Do You Know About CarePortal

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But they need a connection point. That is where the CarePortal comes in.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.