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.

 

Position

Representative

Start Date

Term Date

City of Dinuba

Angelica Molina

12/18/18

01/01/24

City of Farmersville

Christine Hernandez

03/01/22

01/01/25

City of Porterville

Martha Flores

02/26/19

01/01/24

City of Tulare

Terry Sayre

07/13/21

01/01/25

City of Visalia

Liz Wynn

04/19/22

01/01/25

Housing Authority

Cynthia Lopez

01/04/22

01/01/23

Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging

Vacant

 

 

Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance

Miguel Perez

10/26/21

01/01/23

Board of Supervisors

Amy Shuklian

01/10/17

01/01/23

HHSA Director/Designee

Donna Ortiz

12/17/19

01/01/23

Tulare County Office of Education

Vacant

 

 

Transit Authority

Angelia Soper

12/17/19

01/01/19

Tulare County Sheriff's Office

John Gonzalez

06/30/20

01/01/23

Tule River Indian Tribe

Vacant

 

 

Youth Advisory Board

Vacant

 

 

Unincorporated Community

Vacant

06/16/22

01/01/23

Affordable Housing Developer

Betsy McGovern-Garcia

11/06/18

01/01/23

Community Action Agency

Mary Alice Escarsega-Fechner

12/17/19

01/01/23

Faith Community

Rev. Suzy Ward

08/14/18

01/01/23

Lived Experience Community

Julie Jimenez

03/01/22

01/01/23

Health Care Sector

Dr Omar Guzman

05/03/22

01/01/23

Partner

Catherine Meader

08/01/17

01/01/23

 

 

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

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

 The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist our County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.