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.
In 2013, the Kern County Point-in-Time Homeless Count (Homeless Census) revealed that, on any given night of the year, there are 1,158 local people living in homelessness. About 87% (1,008) of all homeless are found in the Metropolitan Bakersfield area; about 13% (150) are found in rural communities.
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.
Providing shelter to those in need
The Best Strategy
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.