The Mission At Kern County - Bakersfield, CA

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816 E. 21st Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
: Phone: 661-325-0863
: Fax: (661) 325-0777
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    2020-10-04 14:04:11
    About 20 years ago I went thru ‘the program’. It enhanced my life!

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Description: - Daily Chapel Services
- Shelter (5pm to 7am)
- 240 Beds

The Mission at Kern County provides the following for over 200 homeless men on a daily basis:
- Overnight shelter
- Showers
- Laundry Service
- 3 Meals Daily
- Case Management Services
- Job Training

Full list of services include:
Food: We serve an average of 500 warm, nutritious meals each day, three times a day, every day of the year.
Shelter: Each night, hundreds of men find a warm bed and safety from the dangerous streets. We house an average of 180-200 men each night.
Clothing: Friends of the Mission at Kern County graciously donate clothing for people experiencing homelessness. We distribute clothing to men and women who may have little more than the clothes on their back. Find out how you can donate clothing and other items.
Personal Hygiene: Restrooms, hot showers, and personal hygiene supplies are all available to our guests.
Clinics: The Mission at Kern County has partnered with local organizations who graciously donate their time and expertise to provide our guests with primary medical health care services, essential dental care, professional mental health services, and full-time legal aid counselling.
Individual Assessment Counseling: Counselors assess each individual guest to determine their unique circumstances and needs. We then offer them individualized assistance and referrals for employment, housing, government aid, substance abuse, recovery, and other services.
Life Management Classes: trained staff and community volunteers address a variety of issues and critical needs. Classes include recovery from substance abuse, vocational guidance, parenting skills, nutrition education, and financial management.
Spiritual Encouragement: Daily chapel services, Bible studies, and discipleship programs offer the spiritual hope and healing that is essential to building new lives.

Do you have items to donate? Contact The Mission At Kern County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact The Mission At Kern County at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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