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).
BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTER
1600 E Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93305
Bakersfield Homeless Center supports families and individuals to help them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.
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 DE AMIGOS - GRIFFIN’S GATE
661 633 0226
528 Monterey Street, Bakersfield CA 93305
Referrals are required
Griffin’s Gate is a sober living environment for homeless men ages 18-62.
809 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301
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).
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
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 .
661 324 3264
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; email@example.com
2-1-1 Kern is an information and referral service of 1,500 social services agencies; also available online: www.211kerncounty.org
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.
GOLDEN EMPIRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
INFORMATION PENDING – low income housing developer.
GOLDEN EMPIRE TRANSIT
1830 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301
Golden Empire Transit (GET) is public transit. Agencies can receive free one-time passes for pre-arranged agency events.
GREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC.
661 325 5943
615 California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93304
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.
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.
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF KERN COUNTY
661 325 1063
5251 Office Park Drive, Bakersfield CA 93309
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.
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 COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
661 631 6819
100 E California Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93307
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.
KERN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
661 636 4593
1300 17th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301
Jason Hodgson: Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
KERN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH
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.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
661 631 1258 X 1230
2211 H Street, Bakersfield CA 93301
Walk-ins accepted/ appointments and referrals not required
Stewards Inc. provides financial management payee services primarily to the elderly and disabled individuals.
THE MISSION AT KERN COUNTY
661 325 0863
821 E 21st Street, Bakersfield CA 93305
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.
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.
WOMEN’S CENTER-HIGH DESERT, INC
760 371 1969; 760 375 7525 24 Hour Hotline
134 S China Lake Boulevard, Ridgecrest CA 93555
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.