KCHC Members

ALLIANCE AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

661 322 0931

Outreach Center 661 322 0931; 24-hour Crisis Hotline 800 273 7713

1921 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

Walk-ins and referrals accepted

In operation since 1979, free services include: 24-hour crisis intervention; emergency shelter; transitional housing, and supportive services such as individual and group counseling, case management, community prevention education, volunteer trainings, and self-defense classes; and bi-lingual staff (English/ Spanish).

www.kernalliance.org, www.facebook.com/aafvsa , www.aafvsa.blogspot.com, www.twitter.com/aafvsa; www.pinterest.com/aafvsa; www.instagram.com/aafvsa; www.instagram.com/teentipsnthoughts

 


 

BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTER

661 322-9294

1600 E Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93305

Walk-ins accepted

Bakersfield Homeless Center supports families and individuals to help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

www.bakhc.org

 


 

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.org; https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Veterans-Assistance-Foundation/135038063236230

 


 

CASA DE AMIGOS - GRIFFIN’S GATE

661 633 0226

528 Monterey Street, Bakersfield CA 93305

Referrals are required

casadeamigos@yahoo.com

Griffin’s Gate is a sober living environment for homeless men ages 18-62.

 


 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

661 281-2130

809 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301

avorhees@ccdof.org

Walk-ins accepted; appointments and referrals not required.

Catholic Charities provides low-income families with support in crisis situations including: emergency food, assistance with Cal-Fresh and PG&E Care Program applications, DMV reduced fee and no fee vouchers, and rental and utility assistance (as funding permits).

www.ccdof.org

 


 

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD

INFORMATION PENDING – 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.

 


 

CLINICA SIERRA VISTA

https://clinicasierravista.org/

 

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              .

 

Sebastian House

661 324 3264

juan.garcia@clinicasierravista.org

Referral required from          

One of the largest, comprehensive migrant/community health center systems in the state, Sebastian House includes services such as permanent supportive: Persons living with HIV are linked to housing in collaboration with the Housing Authority, and mental health and substance abuse outpatient services.

 


 

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF KERN: 2-1-1 KERN

2-1-1 or 800 273-2275

300 19th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

2-1-1 Kern; 211kern@capk.org

2-1-1 Kern is an information and referral service of 1,500 social services agencies; also available online: www.211kerncounty.org

www.capk.org

 


 

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.com; www.facebook.com/floodbako

 


 

GOLDEN EMPIRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

INFORMATION PENDING – low income housing developer.

 


 

GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT

661 869-6341

1830 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301

agarza@getbus.org

Golden Empire Transit (GET) is public transit. Agencies can receive free one-time passes for pre-arranged agency events.

www.getbus.org

 


 

GREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC.

661 325 5943

615 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93304

gbla@lightspeed.net

Walk-ins accepted

Established in 1968, GBLA is a non-profit organization offering free legal services in civil matters to low-income persons. With founding philosophies deeply rooted in antipoverty programs, GBLA represents those unable or too afraid to speak for themselves because of racial, economic, social, or legal barriers; and provides basic legal services for basic necessities such as health care, safe housing, education and food. Other focuses are aimed at preventing homelessness, reducing domestic violence, protecting children from further exposure to domestic violence, fostering stability of care for children, and ensuring that the elderly live with dignity and respect in an environment free of abuse and neglect.

 

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

 


 

HARVEY L. HALL, Businessowner

 


 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF KERN

661 631 8500 X 1202

601 24th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

Referral required from               

The Housing Authority of the County of Kern is the leading provider of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for homeless persons. Referral is required by a partner agency such as Flood Bakersfield Ministries, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Independent Living Center of Kern, Clinica Sierra Vista, or California Veterans Assistance Foundation.

www.kernha.org

 


 

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF KERN COUNTY

661 325 1063

5251 Office Park Drive, Bakersfield CA 93309

info@ilcofkerncounty.org

Walk-ins available/ appointments preferred but not required

Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC) is a non-residential non-profit, empowering people with disabilities to live as independently as they are able by providing programs and services.

http://ilcofkerncounty.org/programs/

 


 

KERN AROUND THE CLOCK FOUNDATION

661 324 3221

5251 Office Park Drive 103, Bakersfield CA 93309

Payee Program: cortiz@bakersfieldcare.com, smorrison@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 COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

661 631 6819

100 E California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93307

mcalism@kerndhs.com

The Kern County Department of Human Services administers public assistance programs which provide housing; and nutrition and medical coverage benefits. Partnering with children, individuals, families and the community, DHS provides customer-centered services. The mission of DHS is to ensure safe, protected and permanent homes for children; and actively assists individuals as they prepare for employment.

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

 


 

KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

661 636 4593

1300 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301

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

Appointment required

KCSOS provides consulting support and fiscal-monitoring services to Kern's 47 school districts. Education support ensures that homeless students are afforded all of the educational rights detailed in the McKinney-Vento Act, including collaboration with the Kern County Network for Children.

www.kern.org/cia/categorical-programs

 


 

KERN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH

INFORMATION PENDING

In addition to many collaborative efforts and serving as the HMIS Data Lead for the Homeless Collaborative, Kern County Mental Health’s Homeless Adult Team serves all individuals who enter the mental health system (regardless of the point of entry when they are homeless and lack benefits) by providing assistance in benefits acquisition and housing, utilization vouchers, concurrently engaging them in mental health treatment. Also, providers homeless discharge support for Kern County Lerdo facility, Kern Medical and many other agencies related to homelessness and homeless prevention.

 


 

LEGACY VILLAGE, LLC

661 347 8938

1603 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93304

info@legacyvillagellc.com

Referral and appointment required from          

Legacy Village, LLC provides drug and alcohol treatment and sober living services.

www.legacyvillagellc.com, www.facebook.com/legacyvillagellc

 


 

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

INFORMATION PENDING

 


 

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

821 E 21st Street, Bakersfield CA 93305

info@themissionkc.org

Since 1952 The Mission at Kern County has provided: overnight shelter for men ages 18 and up (including meals, showers and clothing); one-year discipleship and recovery programs for men and women ages 18 and up; and a one-year transitional housing program for those who graduate from the one-year programs.

www.themissionkc.org

 


 

UNITED WAY OF KERN COUNTY

661 834 2734

United Way of Kern County’s (UWKC) Homelessness Resource Department provides community education and empowerment through community conversations, trainings and presentations. UWKC serves as the Collaborative Applicant and Fiscal Sponsor of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative. The ReGIVE Project connects community donated, gently used and new items to homeless individuals and families being housed. United Way focuses on systemic change to resolve poverty; providing free tax preparation through VIA, financial literacy classes and cash matching, Raising a Reader, Born Learning Trails and learning libraries for early child education (including to all ReGIVE families), provides over $220k annually for nearly a decade (via employee campaigns) to Kern County hunger and homelessness efforts. UWKC is the Fiscal Agent for Kern Coalition Against Human Trafficking and co-founded the Food Policy Council – bringing system food related change to end hunger vulnerability.

www.UWKern.org

 

 


 

WOMEN’S CENTER-HIGH DESERT, INC

760 371 1969; 760 375 7525 24 Hour Hotline 

134 S China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest CA 93555

womenscenter.hd@wchdinc.org

Walk-ins accepted

Women’s Center’s Project H.O.P.E provides transitional housing and case management for single and family households who are homeless due to domestic violence.

A domestic violence emergency shelter is also on site. 

womenscenterhighdesertinc.org