Last updated Jan 17, 2023 1 Comment 0

The Mission At Kern County

816 E. 21st Street
Bakersfield, CA - 93305

- 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.

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Last Updated Ago Added Mar 16, 2020

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. It was just what I needed. A humbling you might say. I learned more in that one year about myself than I ever had.

    Answer posted on Sep 8, 2023 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes, except for some isolated incidents, it is safe.

    Answer posted on Sep 8, 2023 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Dec 19, 2021 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Yes, do your part. For the time that you are there, that is your home...treat it that way.

    Answer posted on Sep 8, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. 3 months

    Answer posted on Aug 25, 2023 0

1 Comment

  1. Raymond
    Oct 4, 2020Reply
    About 20 years ago I went thru ‘the program’. It enhanced my life!

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