Proteus CARES


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27th, 2020. 

On March 27, 2020 the CARES Act was signed into law by the President.

The purpose of this act is to provide
relief for those who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

As a result, Proteus, Inc. received a grant
from Department of Community Services & Development (CSD) to provide
emergency support services to COVID 19 impacted individuals and their families; with specific regard to the consequences of unemployment and underemployment for

low-income migrant seasonal farm workers.

Service Area

Services will be provided in Kern, Tulare, Kings, & Fresno counties in the following offices:

  • Delano
  • Dinuba
  • Fresno
  • Hanford
  •  Kerman 
  • Porterville
  • Sanger
  • Selma
  • Visalia

Allowable Services:

  • Food Voucher
  • Rent/mortgage payments
  • Utility Payments
  • COVID-related medical bills
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Internet Reimbursement

Did the CARES Program help you and your family?

If you would like more information about how similar programs could assist you with alternative services such as: job placement, vocational training, update your skills, please send us your information, so we could send you community resources in your area.

Local Resources By County

Tulare County

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency COVID-19 Situation Report




(VEAC) Visalia Emergency Aid Council 

 (559) 732-0101 217 NE 3RD Ave. Visalia, CA 93291

Provides food, diapers, clothing, furnishing and emergency prescriptions for children, Lions vision, emergency shelter and rental assistance.


Bethlehem Center

(559) 734-1572 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd.

Provides hot meals & food pantry boxes.


(559) 732-4194 312 NW 3rd St. Visalia 93291

Rental Assistance & Utility Assistance




Open Gate Ministries

(559)-591-1241 511 North K Street

 Assist residents with job and housing searches and provides a community food distribution service. 


Love, Inc.

(559) 562-4437 17612 Ave 232 

Assists individuals in the community with various items. Assistance with transportation, shopping, plumbing, carpentry, yard work, relief care, companionship for elderly, help in filling out forms, counseling, referrals for food, short term housing, baby supplies, clothing, jobs and furniture. 


First Presbyterian Church


They may pay partial payment on a utility or rent if funding is available.


Exeter Food Closet 

(559)- 592-9200 200 South G St.

Food items will be distributed. Will also provide rental assistance if funds allow.


Fresno County
Kings County
Kern County
National Resources

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