A program of United Way of Tulare County, which provides telephone based information and referral services and also a service provider database on its website. 2-1-1 can also assist parents who have concerns regarding their child's development by referrals. Site arranged by category including Infants/toddlers, Mother and infant care, and Parents of Infants/toddlers.
For help, simply dial 2-1-1.
The Bethlehem Center is one of the only dining halls that provides hot food prepared daily. Also providing Visalia’s needy families of the community with pantry food boxes. Meals are served in our dining hall 7 days a week 365 day a year. Meals are served twice a day. Pantry food is also offered at our in-take office located at the Bethlehem Center.Hygiene packets and clothing are offered to the Homeless of the Visalia Community. Needy families of the community are able to receive laundry service. Bethlehem Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
Central California Legal Services
Legal aid provider for Tulare County offering a broad array of free or low cost services around public benefits, tenant protection and domestic violence protective order services.
Safe to Sleep
The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
The term "SIDS" may sound scary, and the death of a baby is always heartbreaking. But there are a number of ways you can lower his or her risk while giving your baby the best care possible.
Learning about SIDS and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies should learn more. Simple actions can make a big difference.
Resource & Referral
Resource & Referral Services is the link between parents and providers in Tulare County. R&R provides parents with facts about quality care and referrals to a variety of child care options. R&R services are free and available to any parent, regardless of income.
The R&R staff is knowledgeable about licensing requirements and provides technical assistance to those individuals who want to open a family child care home or child care center. R&R also helps providers that are not required to be licensed by fingerprinting them for the TrustLine child care registry.
Central Valley Regional Center
Central Valley Regional Center's mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities and children at risk to reach their goals. We coordinate resources and collaborate with other agencies to develop the best services for clients and families. We value diversity. We respect individual rights and choices. We commit to excellence, honesty, and cost effectivness in service delivery.
TCOE Behavioral Health Services
Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides mental health treatment to students throughout Tulare County school districts who are identified as in need of mental health support and intervention in order to access and benefit from special education.
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health and believe that additional support and services are necessary, please notify the School Psychologist or a member of your child’s IEP Team. All referrals to TCOE BHS are completed by the IEP Team.
California Children's Services
The CCS program provides diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, and physical and occupational therapy services to children under age 21 with CCS-eligible medical conditions. Examples of CCS-eligible conditions include, but are not limited to, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases producing major sequelae. CCS also provides medical therapy services that are delivered at public schools.
Tulare County Breastfeeding Coalition
A webpage on the California Breastfeeding Coalition website with English/Spanish resources for breastfeeding mothers.
To promote breastfeeding of infants. To empower women to breastfeed through consistent evidence based information and support.
Tulare County Library
Has an array of online services and resources available at its branches located countywide. Its website and mobile app include features for searching its holdings, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and ordering items through the San Joaquin Valley Library System and WorldCat, an international loan system. It also has a Facebook page, a program called "My First Library Card" and Storytime for young children.