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

Vacancies on Homelessness Task Force
Vacancies on Homelessness Task Force

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is seeking interested individuals to fill two vacant positions on the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness, one position representing a low-income housing developer and the other position representing the educational sector. Full release here and how to apply

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

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 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. 

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

The Visalia Police Department and Tulare County Mental Health are excited to announce the launch of a pilot partnership that focuses on identifying and providing outreach and immediate services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

 

 

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has appointed Timothy Lutz as the Director of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) effective January 7, 2019.