Moms & Moms-to-be

Moms & Moms-to-be

Stepping into motherhood is a big adventure, and Tulare County HHSA is here to help alleviate any stresses or concerns you might have in taking care of your little one. WIC and other health and wellness programs will help your family get a solid start.

Adoption
Adoption

Adoption also provides a child with a permanent family. This page provides information on how to engage in the adoption process.

Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services
Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services

A division of Tulare County’s Health & Human Services Agency, the Mental Health Branch supports healthy children, adults, families, and communities by providing regional services to reduce substance use disorders.

AOD Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Access Line
AOD Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Access Line

SUD’s 24/7 Access Line, 1-866-732-4114 or TTY: 1-800-735-2922 is a confidential, free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year information service for individuals and family members facing alcohol and drug addictions (substance use disorders).

CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)
CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)

CalFresh benefits help low-income individuals and households supplement their food budgets to buy nutritious foods.

Child Welfare Services
Child Welfare Services

Assists families in providing preventive services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive the services they need.

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.

Foster Youth Resources
Foster Youth Resources

As a child or youth in foster care, you may experience many challenges; here are some resources to help you tackle them.

Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

The Local Oral Health Program's (LOHP) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Mandated Reporting
Mandated Reporting

To make a report, a mandated reporter must contact the appropriate local law enforcement or county child welfare agency, listed on this page. 

Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California's name for the Federal program Medicaid.
Medi-Cal provides no- or low-cost health care for individuals, families with children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and persons with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.

Pregnant & Parenting Teens (Cal-Learn)
Pregnant & Parenting Teens (Cal-Learn)

Cal-Learn is a statewide program aimed to assist pregnant and parenting teens who receive CalWORKs in completing their high school diplomas or equivalent.

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. 

Resource Family Approval
Resource Family Approval

If you are interested in becoming a resource family, our friendly staff will answer all your questions and help you gather the necessary information to take this important step in your life—and in the life of one or more children.

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Safely Surrender Your Baby
Safely Surrender Your Baby

There are options. Do not abandon your baby.

No Shame | No Blame | No Names

Dial 1-877-222-9723 (1-877-BABY-SAF)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is designed to help pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services.


Agency News

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

The County of Tulare invites local non-profit organizations to apply for one-time State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for eligible project activities or programs that help Tulare County residents and the community respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. The application period is now open and will remain open for 30 calendar days, closing on October 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

Over the last two years, the WIC program has undergone major changes to modernize its services. This modernization has enabled the program to enhance the services it provides to the community and find strategies that improve access and close equity gaps.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

On July 16, 2022, we in Tulare County will join the rest of the United States in beginning to use the 988 dialing code. 988 will be the new three-digit number for calls (multiple languages), text, or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.