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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.

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Educating for A Better Future

“More than one-half of homeless heads of households lack a high school diploma or GED.  These individuals are likely to have fewer job opportunities, work fewer hours, and earn lower wages than those with a high school diploma or GED. With­out long-term steady employment, the probability of returning to homelessness greatly increases.”  (Icphusa.org)


The Learning Center is a comprehensive multimedia facility with 15 computers staffed by a fully credentialed instructor.  It is available for all the men and women Mission’s recovery program, transitional living after care, as well as guests in our HIS program. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to our guests.

Education for a better future

Lack of education is a significant barrier to the success and independence of our residents and graduates.   Microsoft Office and GED Certification are both available to each guest who chooses to participate.  We help them by providing an on-site instructor, and teachers who volunteer their time to provide the training needed to pass their certification.


Vocational education and trade support, such as janitorial and food service certification, is offered both on campus and through various community partners.