News and Updates

For Immediate Release: More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers

CONTACT: Anna Laven, Ed.D., BKRHC Executive Director, 310-592-8557, More than 200 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at local homeless shelters and navigation centers Individuals experiencing homelessness, staff at four emergency shelters and navigation centers vaccinated BAKERSFIELD, CA – More than 200 individuals experiencing homelessness and service provider staff received COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, March 15, […]

Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The Housing Authority, on behalf of the City of Bakersfield and County of Kern, is launching a new rent and utility assistance program to help renters who are struggling to pay rent and utility bills due to COVID-19.  This is a major new resource to help prevent homelessness in Bakersfield and Kern County.  Please click […]

Help Feed Families – Not Landfills

There are a growing number of local families who are experiencing food insecurities, some for the very first time in their lives.We are committed to giving food to as many people as we can. We are currently helping feed over 9000 people per month by distributing excess and gleaned food. But we need help. The […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations at 40 Acres

When: Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14 Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 Where: 40 Acres 30168 Garces Hwy, Delano, CA 93215 No charge for vaccines No insurance required No doctors note needed Walk up appointments available while vaccine supplies last To schedule an appointment, please […]

Shar-On & Laborers of the Harvest Kick-Off in Arvin

Congratulations to BKRHC Member Shar-On and Laborers of the Harvest, on their kick-off event in Arvin last month on February 22. The organizations are working to help address homelessness and food insecurity through food and meal distribution events. Here are some photos sent to us by Shari Rightmer, who leads Shar-On and Laborers of the […]

Kern County Connected Community Network Partner Spotlight Event

Yesterday, February 25, 2021, Kern County Connected Community Network held the first Kern Connected Community Network Partner Spotlight Event! The spotlight presenters included: First Presbyterian Church CityServe CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation TURN – The Utility Reform Network Bakersfield Senior Center If you were unable to attend the event, no worries! Click the link below to […]

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

Adventist Health is providing free COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Kern County residents on March 1, 2021 at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Arvin.  Please call 661-637-8768 to schedule an appointment.

Arvin, Rosamond, and Wasco COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Open As Soft Launch 2/25/2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open on MyTurn for the State’s three new clinics in Arvin, Rosamond, and Wasco.Each location will be open this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Appointments will resume next week and sites will be open as follows:Arvin at 414 4th Avenue – Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.Rosamond at 2500 […]

Read Across America

Hello Readers! CAPK Head Start/State Child Development would like to invite you and members of the community to be a part of our first-ever Virtual Read Across America event! As you know, each year volunteers bring a book to our classrooms and read aloud to Head Start children. This year, we are asking volunteers to […]

Veterans Court 2021

Thursday, March 29, 2021 at 12:15 pm Eligibility:Veterans that have a misdemeanor fine or traffic ticket in Kern County. Community service is required and will be coordinated by the California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF).Location:Court will be held virtually.Veterans must have access to a computer or phone where you can be seen and heard.Registration:Call CVAF between2/1/2021-3/15/2021at: […]

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