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
Amy Shuklian, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Ryan Stillwater, Faith Community Chair
Caity Meader, Community Partner Chair
Alan Knight, Law Enforcement Chair
Jason Britt, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency
Machael Smith, Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance
Mary Alice Escarsega-Fechner, Community Action Agency
Carmen Quevedo, Transit Authority
Joe Russell, Tulare County Farm Bureau
Bob Link, City of Visalia
Jose Sigala, City of Tulare 
John Lollis, City of Porterville
Mark Wilder, City of Dinuba
Mario Krstic, City of Farmersville

Agenda and Meeting Minutes
Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Task Force on Homelessness agendas and minutes.

Point In Time
Point In Time
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

Lovey's Story

Lovey's Story

Six-year-old “Lovey,” a brindle and white female English bulldog went missing, breaking the hearts of a family three years ago. A scared and underweight stray bulldog was brought in to the Tulare County Animal Services shelter. Read what happened next!

 

Changes to County Animal Services Ordinances

Changes to County Animal Services Ordinances

Tulare County Animal Services strives to improve the safety and quality of life for the animals and residents of Tulare County. Proposed revisions have been presented to the Board of Supervisors; voting for the proposed ordinances is on the Board of Supervisors agenda on April 30, 2019. 

 

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.