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Our Mission

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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The Mission at Kern County

816 East 21st Street

Bakersfield, CA. 93305

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Community Events


Offering mentors to residents in the Christian Life Discipleship Program. We match a resident with a mentor who offers them daily encouragement, job training and life skills classes. When you become a mentor, you provide emotional and spiritual support to seniors, who are soon to graduate

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After-Care Living

After graduation, men and women can apply to our “after care living program.” During a 6-9 month period, graduates continue to live at the Mission as they seek permanent employment, save money, look for affordable house and continue their education or vocational training.

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- Recovery/Bible Classes

- Personal Counseling

- Work Therapy

- Education

- Comm. Church Involvement

- Financial Planning

- Grief & Loss Classes

- Financial Planning

- Marriage & Family

- Addiction Education

- Anger Management

- Vocational Training

- Physical Fitness

Focusing On

Our Goal

- Remain drug and alcohol free, by random drug testing.

- Documentation of employment and housing.

 - Resolution of legal, health, dental, and mental health.

- Reconciliation with family.

- Education and Vocational Training: 200 hours

- Bible/Recovery Classes: 144 hours

- Biblical 12-Step Program: 36 hours

- Work Therapy: 1,000 hours

- Sunday Church Attendance: 36 weeks

- Individual Counseling: 18 hours

- Physical Fitness: 200 hours

- Spiritual Devotions: 72 hours

The Requirements

Our Programs

Transforming Lives

The Mission at Kern County is the community’s largest provider of emergency shelter services. We provide comprehensive care for me experiencing homelessness. We serve three meals every day, offer a safe place to sleep, and provide access hygienic services including showers and medical care.


The Mission at Kern County’s residential Christian Life Discipleship Program is an intense, in-depth, 18-month plan designed to help men and women experience completes transformation. Helping rebuild lives on a solid biblical foundation, and lasting solutions.

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Homeless Services

Providing the basic living requirements for homeless people all year long. The Mission at Kern County prides itself on taking care of those who need it most. From fresh meals to warm clothing, we do our best to take care of our homeless community and prepare them for the world ahead.

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