South County Mobile Services
The purpose of the South County Mobile Services is to provide ‘in the field’ culturally competent mental health services to underserved/un-served individuals of all ages and families in the small communities of South Tulare County. These MHSA services are intended to both reach out to those individuals in need of services who have been unable to obtain them and to provide services in new and innovative ways. (The successes of the MHSA projects in Tulare County will be replicated by the County system as a whole.)
These MHSA programs are intended to ‘do whatever it takes’ to assist the client in achieving stable mental health. ‘Whatever it takes’ allows staff to provide a wide range of services not normally provided in traditional mental health clinics.
Currently we are delivering services to clients in their home communities. We have a mobile RV with medical, social services and mental health staff that visit various small South Tulare County communities on regular scheduled bases. Transportation is provided to the clients and families to the RV site for services as needed.
Community outreach and awareness are critical components to the success of these programs. Utilization of this program is highly dependent upon each community’s participation, support, and involvement in the program. Having key community agencies engaged in the support is essential. Referrals are accepted from individuals and community agencies.
The One-Stop program, in collaboration with other youth based agencies, serves residents of Tulare County ages 12-24 who meet medical necessity throughout the south east county areas. We advocate a multidisciplinary, individualized, culturally sensitive, harm reduction based approach including peer support, parenting resources, employment coordination, counseling and psychiatric care in a ‘One-Stop’ center location where staff can also facilitate linkage to services. Clients can be referred from anywhere in the community and will be evaluated by a clinician to determine whether the client meets medical necessity.
409 N. Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
Fax: (559) 784-5827
Tulare County Warm Line
Another service provided by Kings View is the Tulare County Warm Line. If you are in need of speaking to someone who will not judge or criticize, please call this toll free number. The service is toll free, available all week, weekends and holidays. Hours of operation are 8 am to 10 pm.
The Warm line is staffed by people who have experienced the same kinds of issues a caller might have. They are bilingual English/Spanish and are there to assist by listening, encouraging and being supportive. The call is anonymous and confidential.
201 N. K Street
Tulare, CA 93274