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

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

The Veterans Services Office (VSO) is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims. The VSO can make the process of obtaining benefits easier. 

What is the Community Care Coalition?

What is the Community Care Coalition?

The Community Care Coalition (CCC) was established in April of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the need to combine resources, response, and planning efforts throughout Tulare County. The CCC is made up of over 50 partner organizations that are committed to focusing on coordinated service-delivery efforts.   

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

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.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

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. Held the second Saturday of each month, walks start at 8:30 a.m. and are held at Blain Park in Visalia.