| 816 East 21st St. | Bakersfield, CA 93305 | (661) 325-0863 |
The Mission at Kern County’s purpose is to offer an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people we serve by providing hope and a future through Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Mission at Kern County. We are able to provide hope and a future to those we serve, because of volunteers like you.
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.