The Kern County Homeless Collaborative can connect people to resources and agencies who are the best connection to Housing First and services. The KCHC organization does not itself dispense money to households.
WHO CAN HELP? Any KCHC member agency is an open door to ending homelessness and part of the Coordinated Entry System. If you seek help and an agency cannot help, they will redirect you to the appropriate agency.
Call (dial on the phone) 2-1-1
KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP? – If you know someone who needs help, they also need to want to be helped. Many times people who are chronically homeless cannot envision what it is to “live housed” again. CONTACT US
WHO IS CONSIDERED HOMELESS?
Literally Homeless: Individuals or families who lack a fixed, adequate nighttime residence
At Risk for Homelessness: Individuals or families who will lose their primary nighttime residence, and:
Homeless under other Federal Statutes: Unaccompanied youth under 25 years old; or families with children and youth, who do not qualify as homeless under HUD’s definition, but who:
Fleeing/Attempting to Flee Domestic Violence: Any individual, family, youth or child who: