The Mission at Kern County

816 E. 21st Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305

(661) 325-0863 Go To Website Go to Facebook
General Information:
We provide safe overnight shelter, showers, laundry service, 3-meals each day, comprehensive case management services, and access to job readiness training for more than 200 homeless men on a daily basis. The Homeless Intervention Services (HIS) staff works one-on one with each guest to determine the best strategy for complete life restoration and an eventual transition back into society.     Chapel services are offered each day.     Overnight Shelter is provided at the Lonnie Heath Building located at 816 E. 21st Street.     Open 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.     240 beds Services Provided: 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 Counselling - Counsellors 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.


How To Volunteer at The Mission at Kern County:
Be a volunteer. Call The Mission at Kern County at (661) 325-0863 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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