Several non-profit and charity clothing closets provide assistance to needy families in Kern County California. In addition, many of the centers offer other forms of support, such as basic needs and furniture, personal hygiene items, small appliances, and seasonal programs. Those can include Easter and Christmas meals, gifts, and holiday assistance.
While donations of what is available will vary and is limited (in particular during Christmas) the charities do their best to help the needy. A special focus is on assisting children, infants, and students in Kern County. If a center can't help you, ask for referrals.
Some of the specific items provided can include free winter coats, shoes, boots, hats, and uniforms. Individuals seeking employment may be able to receive free professional work attire, such as a suit or dress. Special holiday toys, gifts, and fund raisers are held too. While not as common, some of the Kern County clothing centers may have cash assistance or serve meals too.
Clinica Sierra Vista Incorporated
825 N Downs, Suite A
Ridgecrest, California, 93555
Main phone number is 760-375-4357
Some of the material goods assistance provided can include free hygiene kits, bus tickets, diapers, grocery store food vouchers or baby formula. Car seats may be available. They partner with and provide referrals to the Salvation Army and their thrift stores too. Other assistance is for pregnant teens and senior citizens.
Bakersfield Family Church - His House of Refuge
Address is 106 Wilson Avenue
Bakersfield, California, 93308
Main phone number is 661-387-1778
The non-profit provides clothing and food. In addition, Parenting Classes are held as needed.
Pregnancy Care Center
128 S. Silver Ridge
Ridgecrest, California, 93555
Main phone - (760) 384-2273
Clothing may be offered for newborns and pregnant or single moms. Food, furniture, cribs and baby formula may be passed out as well when available.
N.E.E.D.S. Center (Necessary Emergency Econ. District.)
518 Main Street
Taft CA 93268
Phone number is 661-763-4888
May provide the use of a phone or computer, clothing, food, and other basic needs.
Shafter Healthy Start Collaborative Family Resource Center
331 Shafter Avenue
Shafter California 93263
Call 661-746-8690 for intake.
Hope Center, Inc.
Main address is 3311 Manor Drive
Bakersfield CA 93308
Telephone number is 661-399-2119
The non-profit focuses on helping with basic needs. This includes free clothing, shoes, and Christmas assistance. Food, meals, and programs such as Angel Tree are offered too. The centers are at 2230 Shasta Street in Mojave. Call 661-824-2100. Other location is at 6105 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella CA 93240, dial 760-379-5100.
20021 Highway 178
Weldon, California, 93283
The center offers bread, clothing, and free food distribution times to Kern County residents.
Regional clothing center and emergency services
4621 Isabella Boulevard
Lake Isabella, California, 93240
Assistance is for fire victims and can include clothing, shelter, food, blankets, water, and personal hygiene necessities. Referrals are also offered to non-profits such as the American Red Cross.
Sharing And Caring of Tehachapi
230 Pauley Street
Tehachapi CA 93561
Receive free clothing, gasoline, food, household supplies, bus tickets, and financial aid for rent or utility bills.
Dignity Health - Catholic Health Care West Central California Administration
1627 Virginia Avenue, Suite B
Bakersfield CA 93307
Telephone number is (661) 323-7962
Saint Vincent de Paul
316 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA, 93307
Main phone – 661-323-7340
Applicants need referrals. The charity may offer furniture, clothing, coats and more. A walk in service assists the homeless. Other resources include Hygiene Kits, availability of showers, use of computer, and an on site thrift store.
Bakersfield Homeless Center Bethany
1600 East Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93305
Telephone number - 661-322-9199
Assistance League of Bakersfield
Location is 1924 Q Street
Bakersfield CA 93301 United States
They operate the Bargain Box Thrift Store, which sells worn items of new or gently used clothing to dress underprivileged children in the local school district. Other supplies, such as backpacks, may be provided too.
Central Seventh Day Adventist Church
4201 Wilson Road
Bakersfield California 93309
Provides clothing and foodstuff.
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