Collaborative Members

The Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative includes homelessness service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, businesses and currently and formerly homeless persons, who bring their expertise from working hands-on, every day with homeless individuals and families to help them obtain permanent housing and get the supportive services they need to reach their full potential.

Membership in the Continuum of Care is open to anyone who is a stakeholder in ending homelessness in Kern County, and all meetings are open to the public.

You can find more information about becoming a member here.

Bakersfield/Kern County Continuum of Care Members

ALL OF US OR NONE

aouonbakersfield@gmail.com; communityinterventionsinc@gmail.com

All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly – and currently – incarcerated people and their families. We aim to fight against the discrimination that people face everyday because of an arrest or criminal history.​​ The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through grassroots organizing, we are building a powerful political movement to win the full restoration of human and civil rights previously taken.

ALLIANCE AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSULT

661 322 0931

bvadnais@aafvsa.org

24-hour Crisis Hotline 800 273 7713

Outreach Center: 1921 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

Walk-ins: 2101 Oak Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

The mission of the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault is to stop domestic violence and sexual assault in Kern County and assist survivors in reclaiming their lives. Our purpose as an agency is to make a difference in our community by providing expertise in dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault and ensuring the safety and well-being of victims and their children by providing services that address their individual needs and prepare them for self-sufficiency.

www.kernalliance.orgwww.facebook.com/aafvsa , www.aafvsa.blogspot.comwww.twitter.com/aafvsawww.pinterest.com/aafvsa;

www.instagram.com/aafvsawww.instagram.com/teentipsnthoughts

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS

janet.paine@anthem.com

So Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to our members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our communities.

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

661 395 4011

1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305

https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu

Established in 1913, Bakersfield College is one of the nation’s oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 33,000 students annually on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Delano Campus 35 miles north of Bakersfield, the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and BC SouthWest in southwest Bakersfield. We also offer classes at several alternative locations, including Shafter Leaning Center 18 miles northwest of Bakersfield, Arvin/Lamont, McFarland, Olive Drive Training Facility in northwest Bakersfield, Wasco and other community locations

BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTER

661 322-9199

lskidmore@bakhc.org

1600 E Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301

The mission of the Bakersfield Homeless Center is to provide support and resources to families and individuals in crisis while helping them to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency

https://bakhc.org/

BIKE BAKERSFIELD (BIKING FOR FUN, INC.)

asha@bikebakersfield.org

We are a nonprofit, 501c(3) bike shop, repair kitchen, and membership organization working to promote active transportation. We offer an earn a bike program (not currently, due to COVID), low cost repairs and used bike sales. We lead community rides, bike rodeos and educational workshops to get more people riding safely. We apply for grants to hand out free equipment when we can.

CALIFORNIA VETERANS ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION

661 323 5637

3509 Union Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93305

Resource and Referral Center: info@cavaf.org

Walk-ins accepted

California Veterans Assistance Foundation provides transitional and permanent housing for veterans and their families who are homeless, at-risk for homelessness, and/or low income. Services are case management based, including employment and training, and assistance with local, state and federal benefits.

www.cavaf.orghttps://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Veterans-Assistance-Foundation/135038063236230

CAROL SUGIMORI

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

CASA ESPERANZA TRANSITIONAL HOME FOR WOMEN

661 664 4563

dhbesenfelder@gmail.com

5501 Stockdale Highway 13104, Bakersfield, CA 93389-7197

To provide homeless women and children in the Bakersfield area with an innovative and holistic program in a sustainable model that supports their transition to permanent housing and stable employment

www.esperanzabakersfield.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

661 281-2130

825 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301

avorhees@ccdof.org

Walk-ins accepted; appointments and referrals not required.

Catholic Charities is a social service agency providing aid to families in crisis. Our agency provides food services, CalFresh & PG&E application assistance, DMV vouchers along with rental & utility assistance, when available.

www.ccdof.org

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD

acarter@bakersfieldcity.us

Collaborates with the KCHC and oversees Emergency Solutions Grant dollars from the state specifically slated for homelessness efforts. Also, Bakersfield Police Department works with homelessness service providers to allow us to intervene whenever possible for housing, outreach opportunities (prior to code enforcement action), and more. Solid Waste works with Bakersfield Homeless Center to facilitate an Employment Program for work experience and a city contract for animal shelter and roads support.

CITY SERVE

robin@cityserve.us

We provide basic need items partnering with local churches across denominations. We serve those who are broken and hurting through kindness and compassion from the neighborhood to the nations.

CLINICA SIERRA VISTA

https://clinicasierravista.org

robyn.garcia@clinicasierravista.org

Clinica Sierra Vista is a comprehensive healthcare organization serving the primary medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of about 200,000 people in Kern and Fresno.

Homeless Health Services

661 328 4283

1015 Baker Street, Bakersfield CA 93305

Referrals required from              

margarita.rosson@clinicasierravista.org

Homeless Health Services delivers medical and social services to homeless adults and children as a homeless clinic.

Homeless Most Vulnerable Project, Griffins Gate, SAMHSA Homeless Behavioral Health

661 322 7580

234 Baker Street, Bakersfield CA 93305

margarita.rosson@clinicasierravista.org

A dedicated case manager provides one-on-one, intensive case management services to chronically homeless individuals who have unique challenges not often encountered in other populations with goal of Housing First.

Transitional housing is available for 17 homeless men and women in a sober living environment for up to 24 months. Intensive case management addresses substance abuse, mental health, health concerns, education, training, employment and accessing income benefits and permanent housing. (See also Casa de Amigos: Griffin’s Gate)

Street outreach teams identify and enroll homeless veterans and chronically homeless individuals in mental health and substance abuse services including intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment.

A referral form, verification of chronically/homeless or veteran, and verification of housing voucher (entering housing or at risk of losing housing) is required from              .

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP 2-1-1

2-1-1 or 800 273-2275

661 336 5236

tmatthews@capk.org

Mailing Address: 5005 Buisness Park North, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Due to our various partnerships established, CAPK has been able to help economically disadvantaged residents pursue their educational goals, secure and retain employment, maintain adequate housing, access medical services, obtain utility bill payment subsidies and residential weatherization assistance, counteract hunger and food insecurity, obtain child care and preschool education, and engage in personal and family development opportunities to build and achieve individual and family self-sufficiency.

online: www.211kerncounty.org

info@capk.org;  www.capk.org

CONFIENZA FORTUNE INC

CVAF

deb.johnson@cavaf.org

CVAF provides transitional and permanent housing for homeless and at-risk veterans in Kern County, in addition to low-barrier supporting housing for homeless youth.

DIGNITY HEALTH

nora.garza@dignityhealth.org

we’ve made it our goal to create environments that meet each patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the wellbeing of our staff and the places they serve.

FLOOD BAKERSFIELD MINISTRIES

661 323 5663

3509 Union Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93305

diane@floodbako.com

Flood provides street outreach and housing placement services for those experiencing homelessness who meet eligibility criteria for housing vouchers provided by the Housing Authority of the County of Kern.

www.floodbako.comwww.facebook.com/floodbako

FLOOD MINISTRIES

jim@floodbako.com

We exist to help those in our community struggling in homelessness and to Flood them with the love of God. We do this by reaching out and engaging them in their homelessness, linking them to appropriate resources and services, navigating them through the supportive housing process, and providing case management after they are housed. We help people overcome their disadvantaged circumstances.

GARDEN PATHWAYS

661 633 9133

kimeee@gardenpathways.org

1616 29th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

https://www.gardenpathways.org

Garden Pathways, a community-based nonprofit founded in 1997, mentors children, youth, and adults to build productive lives. Diverse mentoring and education programs lead families to educational advancement, employment, family stability, self-sufficiency, healthy living, and improved quality of life.

GOLDEN EMPIRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

INFORMATION PENDING – low income housing developer.

GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT

661 869-6341

jsanders@getbus.org

1830 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301

We make life better by connecting people to places one ride at a time

www.getbus.org

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

GREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC.

661 325 5943

ecasas@gbla.org

615 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93304

Walk-ins accepted

GBLA provides counsel and advice, brief services, and/or representation in an array of core areas of practice to low income and seniors residing in Kern County. GLA does not assist in criminal matters or small claims issues.

 

  • Community Homeless Law Center Project

A project attorney, legal case manager and outreach coordinator provide legal assistance to HUD eligible homeless persons to eliminate legal barriers; and obtain and maintain permanent housing and income. Clients receive direct civil legal assistance and/or participation in a Community Homeless Court, an actual Kern County Superior Court misdemeanor and traffic session held every two months. The Project serves the homeless who are wrongfully denied access to housing and/or other services that would link them to or help them maintain housing.

http://gbla.org

HEY SALTY MARKETING

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF KERN

661 631 8500 ext. 2100

spelz@kernha.org

601 24th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income residents of Kern County by providing safe, affordable housing and assisting residents towards self-sufficiency and homeownership. In addition to meeting the housing needs of nearly 20,000 low income Kern County residents, the Housing Authority partners with other local agencies to help residents become self-sufficient. The Authority is an active developer of affordable housing, acquiring and building housing to help meet the affordable housing needs in Kern County.

www.kernha.org

INCOME PROPERTY ASSOCIATION OF KERN

(661) 322-3288

directors@ipaknet.org

1234 Chester Avenue, Suite 102
Bakersfield, California 93301

The Income Property Association of Kern exists to provide knowledge, networking, and resources that assist landlords in operating profitable and ethical rental properties. IPAK is a member driven trade association [501 (c) (6)] that engages in public affairs and government relations on behalf of owners, investors, developers, managers, and suppliers of rental homes and apartment communities.

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF KERN COUNTY

661 325 1063

Jimmie@ilcofkerncounty.org

5251 Office Park Drive, Bakersfield CA 93309

Walk-ins available/ appointments encouraged to prevent wait time

Assisting individuals with disabilities to be more independent.

www.http://ilcofkerncounty.org/

KERN AROUND THE CLOCK FOUNDATION

661 324 3221

5251 Office Park Drive 103, Bakersfield CA 93309

Payee Program: cortiz@bakersfieldcare.comsmorrison@bakersfieldcare.com

Walk-ins accepted

Kern Around the Clock Foundation is committed to providing exceptional account management through a payee service for claimants who receive Social Security benefits, and private pay claimants. Case management, caregiver services and nursing are also provided.

http://bakersfieldcare.com/

KERN BRIDGES YOUTH HOMES

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide responsive solutions and trauma-informed care to Kern County’s vulnerable children by providing safe homes, accessible services, and engaging in ongoing quality improvement.

 

History

Kern Bridges Youth Homes (KBYH) was established in October of 1987 as a non-profit, state licensed Foster Family Agency. Dan Marble, LCSW, had called together a group of community leaders composed of a cross section of citizens to form the KBYH Board of Directors and in April of 1988, the State of California, Community Care Licensing granted KBYH its license.  By February 1989, the first group of foster parents finished their training and KBYH placed its first three children.

 

In 1994, Kern Bridges received accreditation from the California Association of Services for Children (CSC).  CSC later merged with another agency and is now known as the California Alliance for Children and Family Services (CACFS).  KBYH is still a member of the CACFS, but as of September 2014, is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA).

 

In 1997, KBYH opened a 6-bed group home program for severely disturbed boys aged 8-13.  The program is called The John and Dorothy Almklov House, honoring the Almklov family for their many years of supporting children’s programs in Kern County. This program now serves boys ages 12-18 years-old.

 

In 1999, the state licensed KBYH as a private adoption agency.  This major step provides for a larger continuum of care within KBYH.  Also in 1999, KBYH was licensed to provide CEU’s to nurses, Group Home Administrators, LCSW’s and other professionals.

 

In 2001, KBYH opened its second group home, a 12-bed facility for severely disturbed boys aged 10-15.  This program now serves boys ages 12 to 18 years old.  The program is called The Daniel and Nancy Marble Casa de Niños, honoring KBYH’s founder and his family.

 

In 2003, KBYH purchased a building for the FFA and Administrative offices on Stine Road.  The new facility provided for a large training facility for the Community Education program and training of prospective resource families.

 

In 2017, the KBYH FFA program adopted the requirements of AB403, which requires the approving of resource families (vs. certifying foster families).

 

In 2019, KBYH completed the process of transitioning its group homes to the requirements of being a Short-Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) as required by AB 403.

KERN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

cristina@kernfoundation.org

At Kern Community Foundation, our goal is to set the stage for pivotal change in our community. We create positive impact by focusing on the underlying causes of issues, asking the tough questions, and seeking long-term solutions with lasting results. We also do this by inviting key strategic partners and fundholders to join us and focus resources where they can have the greatest impact on the qua

KERN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

(661) 868-3198

alsopr@kerncounty.com

Kern County Administrative Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

https://www.kerncounty.com

To enhance the quality of life in Kern County by protecting and serving our citizens.

KERN COUNTY AGING AND ADULT SERVICES

661 868 1000

Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Aging & Adult Services department is committed to providing community-based services to ensure seniors and disabled adults remain safely in their home. We strive to preserve the dignity of older adults and persons with disabilities.

aginginfo@kerncounty.com; https://www.kerncounty.com/aas

KERN COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

661-868-6600

ABurrowes@kernbhrs.org

Mental Health Administration
2001, 28th Street
Bakersfield, California 93301

KBHRS mission is to help people with mental illness and addictions recover to achieve their hopes & dreams, enjoy oppurtunities to learn, work, and contribute to their community

https://www.kernbhrs.org/

Crisis Line Toll Free 1-800-991-5272
Crisis Line 661-868-8000
Crisis Line TTY 711

For more information about

Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Family Advocacy services,

call  844-360-8250

For information on

Laura’s Law-Assisted Outpatient Treatment,

call 844-360-8251

KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

661 631 6448

mcalism@kerndhs.com

100 E California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93307

To care for and enrich the lives of children, families, and individuals in our community

www.co.kern.ca.us/dhs/

KERN COUNTY NETWORK FOR CHILDREN

jastuart@kern.org

Kern County Network for Children (KCNC) harnesses the power of community action in identifying and addressing the most critical children’s issues in Kern County, including the prevention of child abuse and neglect

KERN COUNTY NETWORK FOR CHILDREN THE DREAM CENTER

661 636 4488

1801 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

The Dream Center, named by the founding foster youth who helped design services delivery, is Kern County’s only one-stop resource center for current and former foster youth up to the age of 24.

https://kern.org/kcnc/dream-center/

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

661 636 4593

cuwilliams@kern.org

1300 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

Jason Hodgson: Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability jahodgson@kern.org

Appointment required

As advocates for children, we are committed to equity-focused leadership, education and support for students, school districts and the community through programs, services and fiscal accountability.

www.kern.org/cia/categorical-programs

KERN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE DEPARTMENT

jdhanens@kerncounty.com

To enhance the quality of life in Kern County by protecting and serving our citizens.

KERN HEALTH SYSTEMS

1-800-391-2000

daisy.gonzales@khs-net.com

KHS is committed to our mission of improving the health of our members with an emphasis on prevention and access to quality healthcare.  KHS strives to be a leader in developing innovative partnerships with the safety net and community providers to elevate the health status of all community members.

 

http://www.kernfamilyhealthcare.com/

KERN HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (KERN MEDICAL)

661 326 2000

Natalee.Garrett@kernmedical.com

1700 Mt Vernon Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93306

Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and high-quality care that improves the health and well-being of our community.

MARISA WOOD FOR CONGRESS

MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

858 573 2600

Mental Health Systems is a non-profit agency founded in 1978 to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities facing substance abuse and behavioral health challenges. Toward this end, we provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner.

Mhsinc.org

MERCY HOUSE

allisond@mercyhouse.net

Mercy House provides dignified housing and comprehensive supportive services to a wide variety of homeless subpopulations including, but not limited to, adult men and women, families, mothers and their children, veterans, chronically homeless individuals, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and those who are both physically and/or mentally disabled.

RAVI AND NAINA PATEL FOUNDATION

INFORMATION PENDING

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

(661) 323-7340

300 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of women and men who seek their personal holiness through works of charity. In this essential way, the Society differs from charitable associations or agencies whose principal objective is not the spiritual advancement of their members but the doing of good for someone else

SHAR-ON

Mission Statement

To nourish those in need through free daily meals, creative expression, kindness and individual empowerment

Phone: 661.745.5008

Email: sharirightmer1@gmail.com

Location: 508 Woodrow Street, Taft, CA 93268

Website: https://www.shar-on.org/

ST VINCENT DE PAUL HOMELESS CENTER

stvincent07@hotmail.com

The Bakersfield St. Vincent de Paul Society strives to grow spiritually by serving the least of our brothers by feeding the homeless and helping needy families by providing showers, medical assistance, transportation, etc. No act of charity is foreign to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We see Christ in those we serve. Let us serve you.

STEWARDS INC.

661 631 1258 X 1230

2211 H Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

lauren@stewardsinc.org

Walk-ins accepted/ appointments and referrals not required

Stewards Inc. provides financial management payee services primarily to the elderly and disabled individuals.

www.stewardsinc.org

THE MISSION AT KERN COUNTY

661 325 0863

speterson@themissionkc.org

821 E 21st Street, Bakersfield CA 93305

To offer an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people we serve by providing hope and a future through Jesus Christ.

www.themissionkc.org

TURNING POINT OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

jroldan@tpocc.org

661 325-5774

1101 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307

559 732 8086

615 S. Atwood Street, Visalia, CA 93277

Turning Point of Central California, Inc. was founded in 1970, is a private, non-profit corporation that provides a wide array of services in the Central Valley. We work collaboratively with County Behavioral Departments, County, and State Corrections Department, School Districts, and various community collaboratives.

UNITED WAY OF KERN COUNTY

661 834 2734

mari.p@uwkern.org

United Way of Kern County leads a movement to improve community conditions in education, health and financial stability.

www.UWKern.org

UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE

utlothomelessministry@gmail.com

Unto the Least of These Homeless Ministry is a transitional house headquartered in Bakersfield, CA. We were established to address the needs of our brothers and sisters living in poverty. Our organization founders are focused on preventing homelessness in the communities of California. Read on to learn more about the people behind our foundation.

WOMEN’S CENTER-HIGH DESERT, INC

760 371 1969; 760 375 7525 24 Hour Hotline 

cbeecroft@wchdinc.org

134 S China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest CA 93555

We are a nonprofit organization providing a network of services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse for Eastern Kern county and surrounding counties. We are here to educate the public and community agencies to heighten awareness regarding the primary prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, family violence, and human traffickin

womenscenterhighdesertinc.org

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