Advocacy & Problem Resolution

Advocacy & Problem Resolution

These programs will assist you in reporting issues you have witnessed or experienced with our services, expressing concerns for the safety of others—such as child or elder abuse, suicide prevention, or animal protection. Select the links below for more information.

Child Welfare Services Family Advocate
Child Welfare Services Family Advocate

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Family Advocate provides assistance to families involved in the CWS system. This may include birth parents, children, relatives, and resource families.

Mental Health Family Advocate
Mental Health Family Advocate

The Family Advocate provides information, support, and referrals for community resources as family caregivers navigate Tulare County mental health services.

 

Mental Health Patients Rights Advocate
Mental Health Patients Rights Advocate

Your local patient’s rights advocate is available to help you express your concerns and to provide information so that you can make the best decisions about your mental health care while in the hospital.

Mental Health Problem Resolution
Mental Health Problem Resolution

When you, as a consumer or family member of a consumer, are not satisfied with services being provided, we will work to resolve any problems or concerns you may have.

Pet & Animal Protection
Pet & Animal Protection

Tulare County Animal Services is responsible for the welfare and safety of animals in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County.

Reporting Child Abuse
Reporting Child Abuse

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-331-1585; operators accept calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention

Although it’s a preventable public health problem, suicide has touched many of us in one way or another.

TulareWORKs Family Advocate
TulareWORKs Family Advocate

The TulareWORKs Family Advocate responds to inquiries, complaints, and concerns regarding various TulareWORKs services, including CalWORKs (cash aid), Medi-Cal, CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps), and General Assistance (GA).


Agency News

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect

The 10th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a  one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness. 

Scammers Try to Phish for Benefits

Scammers Try to Phish for Benefits

Community members who receive TulareWORKs, CalWORKs or CalFresh, benefits are being targeted by a scam using fraudulent text messages to phish for personal information. 

Warming Centers

Warming Centers

Tulare County Public Health Emergency Preparedness closely monitors NWS reports to maintain the health and well-being of all community members. Residents should practice caution during cold weather.