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

Agenda and Meeting Minutes
Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Task Force on Homelessness agendas and minutes.

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

Healthcare Equality Index

Healthcare Equality Index

Tulare County Health Care Clinics (Visalia and Farmersville) are first in the county to be scored and recognized by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which evaluates health care centers’ policies and practices pertaining to equity and inclusion of the LGBTQ population.

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

2019 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. Each month a different health topic will be covered.