Resource Services

Our Resource Services department partners with many local agencies to provide comprehensive resource services available throughout Tulare County.

The Bethlehem Center utilizes the extensive services of 2-1-1 Tulare County connects our communities with resources, services, and opportunities, through the non-emergency 2-1-1 phone number, a comprehensive website, and a mobile application:

They provide help with the following areas:

  • Housing

  • Utilities

  • Food

  • Mental Health

  • Addictions

  • Health

  • Transportation

  • Household

  • Income

  • Family

  • Legal

  • Education

  • Drought

  • Veterans Assistance

No referral is needed.  
Please visit their website or dial 211

Available Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 PM

at the dining hall.

‘LINC’ing  Homeless to Needed Services

Local Initiatives Navigation Center (L.I.N.C.) partners with Bethlehem Center

 

One of our newest partnerships at the Bethlehem Center is making big differences in the homeless community, one person at a time.

 

Led by the Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance, the Local Initiatives Navigation Center (LINC) calls the Bethlehem Center home each week and sets up an efficient and powerful agency “fair” that walks individuals through the process of applying for much needed services. From urgent housing assistance to Veterans services and more, between 15 and 20 agencies set up shop in the Bethlehem Center dining area and get to work.

 

Participants in this program are selected based on the urgency of their need, and are often in crisis, and unable to navigate the system on their own.

 

The Bethlehem Center has housed the LINC program since May of 2018, and a snapshot of the past two months paints a picture of what the LINC team has accomplished since then. In just two sessions in November and December, the LINC team serviced 55 attendees. Sixteen people received Mental Health Services, eight signed up for Veterans Services, 12 received Social Service Insurance Advocacy, 9 were assisted by Family Services of Tulare County and 23 were provided services by the Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance.

 

The Bethlehem Center is proud to be a part of this desperately-needed program that meticulously provides one-on-one assistance to those who need help getting started in the long and complicated process of getting housing, food, job and veteran assistance.

 

To learn more about the program, please visit the Tulare Homeless Alliance website at kthomelessalliance.org.

Resource Information

The Bethlehem Center provides many services, but there are many services that the Bethlehem Center does not provide.

When people are looking for help, there is usually a resource out there that can assist you, whether it be utility assistance, pro bono legal services, or other matters. We will try our best to direct you to the best possible resource.

 

Call (559) 734-1572 for more information on resources:

Bethlehem Center

1638 N Dinuba Blvd

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 734-1572

 

Upcoming Services

Throughout the year, we have special needs and services for people that depend on our services.  These include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  We encourage you to like us and follow up on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest from the Center.

 

The Bethlehem Center is always working on new services to offer the community. Please send us your ideas for other services that could benefit the needy in our community. Email: bethlehemcenter@gscparish.org or call (559) 734-1572.

506 N Garden St
Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 734-9522

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me.

- Matthew 25:35-36

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Bethlehem Community Center

& Thrift Store

1638 N. Dinuba

Visalia CA 93291

559-901-7431

 

NEW HOURS!

Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM

Closed for lunch 12-12:30 PM

Closed Saturday & Sunday

(559) 734-1572