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Community Action Partnership of Kern
Provides information on safety net programs such as food banks and assistance, financial and utility assistance, referral services, and more. 661-322-2237.
Kern County Department of Human Services
Links and information about local safety net services, welfare-to-work, adoptions, fostering, and children's services.
Kern County Resource Caregiver Family Guide to Services 2019
Local Kern County resources for children & family services, food banks, health care, special needs, support groups, public health services, and more.
Health & Mental Health Services
Alcoholics Anonymous, IWV District
A community support group for those who seek sobriety, with meetings all over the high desert.
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Formerly the Kern County Mental Health Department, provides information and services for adults and children, as well as resources for crisis situations and substance use. Crisis Hotline: 1-800-991-5272.
College Community Services
Specializes in behavioral health and integrated care services in community and home settings, with a clinical team that includes therapists, psychiatrists, and recovery coordinators. 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-343-4756.
Violence, Assault, and Abuse Resources
Women's Center High Desert, Inc.
A nonprofit organization providing a network of services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse for Eastern Kern county and surrounding counties. General Phone: 760-371-1969.
24-Hour Helpline for Domestic Violence: 760-375-7525.
24-Hour Helpline for Sexual Assault and/or Abuse: 760-375-0745
24-Hour Helpline for Child Abuse Prevention: 760-375-7100.
Community Connection for Childcare
Community Connection for Child Care (CCCC) is a child development and family services agency dedicated to providing options, education and support to children, families, child development professionals and the community.
The Office of Head Start (OHS) helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being. 1-866-763-6481