LISTOS California Campaign - What You Need To know.
LISTOS California (LISTOS) is a $50 million statewide Emergency Preparedness Campaign, introduced and implemented by Governor Gavin Newsom and Cal OES. Self-Help Enterprises and Tulare County are among the 24 counties and non-profit organizations throughout the state awarded funds under this educational campaign. Natural Disaster Preparedness education classes will be offered to all Tulare County residents. Classes will be tailored to benefit all residents, especially those living in very rural and vulnerable areas. Our goal is to educate and prepare 157,380 Tulare County residents.

"On my way to school, in 1987, I watched the asphalt roll like a wave down Whittier Blvd," said Nicole Wynd, one of SHE’s LISTOS' Project Managers, as she reflects on her first earthquake experience. Nicole further described the experience through a young child's perspective, and how important it is for our children and educators to be prepared during a natural disaster.

Nicole will be working closely with Tulare County’s Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross, CSET, United Way and other select schools and local nonprofits to engage local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations. READ MORE.
Now Recruiting: 2020 Rural Communities Water Managers Leadership Institute in Visalia & Madera
Self-Help Enterprises invites community water board members and staff, water leaders, and residents from rural communities to participate in the 2020 Rural Communities Water Managers Leadership Institute taking place in Visalia and Madera. The six-month Leadership Institute will consist of trainings, workshops, and educational tours focused on building and maintaining long-term water management expertise in rural communities.

The Visalia Leadership Institute cohort begins March 21 and meets the third Saturday of the month through August 2020 at the Self-Help Enterprises’ office in Visalia. The Madera Leadership Institute cohort begins June 13 and meets the second Saturday of the month through November 2020 at the Self-Help Enterprises’ office in Madera.

The program is free of charge thanks to the generous support from The Water Foundation, NeighborWorks America, and the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development. Participation stipends will be provided to help cover costs incurred while participating in the program. Stipends of $100 per completed session (up to $600) will be available to all graduates of the program. READ MORE.
Self-Help Enterprises is Growing - We Are Hiring!
Self-Help Enterprises offers an exciting work environment where you can bring your high caliber skills to a true career opportunity and impact the world around you.

Our team consists of dedicated individuals from a variety of professional and technical backgrounds: real estate brokers and agents, licensed contractors, financial and land development experts, management specialists, information technology, accounting and clerical all joined with a shared mission of working with families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities.

 “It is inspiring to work with our partners to advance their many ideas for better, safer and more empowered communities, and playing a role in fostering their growth as leaders and realizing their visions is a real honor.” - Seamus Guerin, one of SHE's Community Development Specialist.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

We Are Recruiting Participants!
We are actively recruiting families to build in Bakersfield, Patterson and Woodlake. Through our Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, families contribute a minimum of 40 hours a week working on all the homes for a period of 9 to 12 months.

Together with skilled onsite supervision and guidance of SHE construction staff, families pour foundations, frame homes, install electrical wiring, hang doors and windows, lay tile and paint. For more information visit our website or call us at (559) 651-1000.
In Other News

Miocar is a new service where members can reserve all-electric vehicles available for hourly and daily rental. You can reserve a car at any of our current stations in Dinuba, Orosi, Visalia, Wasco, Lamont and Arvin. Miocar rates are affordable - $4/hr or $35/day ($45/day on weekends). Click here to sign up for newsletter.

Bring Miocar and more transportation options to your community, funding is available for 2020 projects and community needs assessments - contact .

Click here to view our latest promotional video.
Improve your credit score through our Gateway Program.

Did you know that you can work with one of our certified counselors to improve your credit score? No need to purchase a home to benefit from this service. We can help! Call us today at (559) 651-1000 for more information. Click here to read one of our past success stories.

Reminder that our Gateway program has updated their fee schedule . Please also note that you must register for classes at least 1 week prior to class date.

Click here to view a list of our upcoming classes.