County and State Services

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Representatives from the Department of Human Services (DHS) are at the Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. to help with DHS appointments and questions. Our advocates can also assist with initial applications for Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, and Cash Aid at any time.

State and Federal Field Representatives

Every second Tuesday of the month, representatives from U. S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, State Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, and State Senator Jean Fuller join us at the Center. These representatives can assist with a variety of matters, including DMV, immigration, and state disability issues.

Veterans Services

A representative from the Bakersfield Vet Center is available at the Center on the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to provide veterans with counseling, medical referrals, support group information, VA application assistance, and referrals to other available resources.

Legal Assistance

A representative from Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is at the Center on the first and third Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They provide legal assistance and advice on a variety of issues including eviction, fair housing discrimination, affirmative habitability, domestic violence and shelters, restraining orders, custody and family law issues, unlawful detainers, and homelessness.

Code Compliance/Complaint Assistance

If you have concerns regarding public health and safety within the community, the Center can assist with filing complaints with Kern County Code Compliance. After the initial filing, we can also follow-up with the appropriate representative to learn the outcome of the investigation.

Dog Licenses

The Center works in partnership with Kern County Animal Services to provide dog licenses, tags, and renewals in our community.

Kern Aging and Adult Services Representative

Once a month, a representative from Aging and Adult Services is available at the Center to assist seniors with a variety of issues, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), nutrition services, legal services, elder abuse claims, health insurance counseling, caregiver support, and disease prevention. In addition, our Adult Advocate is available weekly to help with referrals on these matters.