Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

California voters approved Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), in November 2004. It was designed to transform California‚Äôs behavioral health system to better serve individuals with, and at risk of, serious mental health issues, as well as their families. Through MHSA, the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) provides funding for personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children and youth, adults, older adults, and families. MHSA addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention, and service needs, as well as the necessary infrastructure, technology, and training elements that effectively support the system.  


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CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

 The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist our County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.