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Kern County General Assistance

Kern County Department of Human Services

Kern Housing Authority Rental Assistance

Kern County Transit

Dial a Ride Tehachapi 800-323-2396 Option #3

Medical Appointment in Bakersfield for Tehachapi Residents 800-323-2396 Option #1

(Only in Bakersfield, must either ride Kern Transit to Bakersfield or be in Bakersfield to call)

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)

Head Start, Health and Nutrition, Dial 211, Energy Program Utility Assistance, Youth and Family Services

College Community Services

CA Department of Social Services

Including cash assistance, food & nutrition, and other services including child, adult, foster care, adoption, refugee and immigrant, housing and other

Homeless Rural Program Dial 211

Bakersfield Homeless Center Dial 661-322-9199

Food Stamps Kern County Dial 661-631-6000

California Mortgage Relief Program

Tenant Power Toolkit (Eviction Help)

Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment


Social Security Office Bakersfield

Federal Affordable Internet Connection Program

Charitable Agencies in Tehachapi

General Help Line for Kern County 211

St. Vincent de Paul (at St. Malachy Church)

Food and utility help. Office Wednesday and Friday 9:45-11:45. Food pantry Wednesday and Friday 9:45-11:45. Phone 661-822-1920

Salvation Army

M-F 9-11 Food and utility help. Phone 661-823-9508

Sharing and Caring Thrift Store

9:30-3 M-Sat. fill out form for food and utilities. Bring ID. Phone 661-822-3001

Country Oaks Baptist Church

20915 Shout Road. Utility and rent help. Phone 661-822-1379


9-2 M-Sat- fill out form at store for food help & bills 822-7805

Tehachapi Humanitarian Relief Group

An on-line help group- Go to https://tehachapihumanitarianrelief.org and follow the directions. Food and household goods.

Senior Citizen Center

Takeout lunches are provided M-F from 11-11:30. You must order them at least 24 hrs ahead by calling 661 256-0557.

Meals on Wheels

Call for their help at 661-256-0557.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

M-F 8-4:50 help with utility bills also with furnace repair and weatherization of homes. Call 866-625-6623

Vineyard in Tehachapi

Monday night dinner 2nd and last Monday of the month at 502 E Pinon St. from 5-6 pm- at 502 East Pinon Street

Cancer Foundation in Tehachapi

Will help with Gas, tires, etc for Cancer patients. Call Jim Wallace at 661-343-0833 (Jim’s cell)

Mental Health and Other Crisis Contacts

Mental Health Crisis Hotline Dial 988.

Kern Behavior Health and Recovery Services

Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255, Crisis Hotline 800-991-5272, Substance Use Division Access Line 866-266-4898

The Open Door Network

Toll free 800-273-7713, LGBTQ Hotline 661-322-2869, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 661-327-1091

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233, TDD 800-787-3224

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 800-656-4673

Cornerstone Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 410 West J St. Suite A, 661-750-0438