About Us

Tulare Youth Service Bureau’s Board of Directors and Agency Staff wish to thank all of our community partners, funders, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, the City of Tulare, and most importantly, the families we serve for their ongoing support over the last forty years.

Our VISION is that children and families are happy, healthy, and empowered to achieve their highest potential; becoming self-reliant, accomplished, and able to determine and shape the future.

Our MISSION is to provide children and families compassionate, culturally sensitive mental health services that nurture hope, strengths, and healthy relationships at home, school and in the community.

We are committed to honoring the families and agencies we partner with, while at the same time providing Tulare Youth Service Bureau staff with an enriched working environment that enhances personal growth.

Full range services available in English, Spanish, Portuguese & Tagalog, with other languages available upon request.

Board Members
David Lampe – Chairperson Business owner
Tom Griesbach – Vice Chairperson Community Member At Large
Willard Epps - Treasurer Fire Chief, Tulare City Fire Department
Brian Hollingshead - Treasurer Director of Curriculum, TCSD
Andy Garcia Sergeant, Tulare Police Department
Cathy Mederos Community Member at Large
Darcy Massey Child Welfare Services
Eloysa Segura School Psychologist, Tulare City School District
Jason Edwards Director of Special Ed Services, TJUHS District
Michelle Nunley Principal, Tulare Union High School
Stacy Brazil Vice Principal, Valley Oak Charter School
Sylvia Hanna Office of the Public Defender
Tony Rodriguez Assistant Superintendent, TJUHS District
Tulare Youth Service Bureau (TYSB) opened in 1971 as a” drop-in center” for at risk youth. Originally named, Operation Helping Hand, in its first decade, TYSB expanded to provide services in all Tulare City schools and outlying rural communities. In 1987, the Agency was able to partner with Tulare County Mental Health and expand services under the Federal EPSDT (Early, Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment) Medi-Cal program. Also in 1980’s, TYSB recognized the need to have a well-trained team to serve children and families impacted by sexual abuse. Annually, TYSB maintains efforts to secure grant funding to support this program. In 2009, under the newly funded Mental Health Services Act, TYSB successfully expanded its Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program to some the most rural areas of Tulare County.