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
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
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.
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS
661 395 4011
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
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
BIKE BAKERSFIELD (BIKING FOR FUN, INC.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CASA ESPERANZA TRANSITIONAL HOME FOR WOMEN
661 664 4563
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
825 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301
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.
CITY OF BAKERSFIELD
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
CONFIENZA FORTUNE INC
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
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.
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.
661 633 9133
1616 29th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
GREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC.
661 325 5943
615 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93304
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.
HEY SALTY MARKETING
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF KERN
661 631 8500 ext. 2100
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.
INCOME PROPERTY ASSOCIATION OF KERN
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
KERN AROUND THE CLOCK FOUNDATION
661 324 3221
5251 Office Park Drive 103, Bakersfield CA 93309
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.
KERN BRIDGES YOUTH HOMES
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.
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
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
Kern County Administrative Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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.
KERN COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES
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
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,
For information on
Laura’s Law-Assisted Outpatient Treatment,
KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
KERN COUNTY NETWORK FOR CHILDREN
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.
KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
661 636 4593
1300 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301
Jason Hodgson: Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability email@example.com
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.
KERN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE DEPARTMENT
KERN HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.
KERN HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (KERN MEDICAL)
661 326 2000
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.
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
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
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
ST VINCENT DE PAUL HOMELESS CENTER
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.
THE MISSION AT KERN COUNTY
TURNING POINT OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
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
UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE
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
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