Kern County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System
(FURS): 833-939-3877

Virtual Support Services

  • CalHOPE Warm Line
    833-317-HOPE(4673)
  • Suicide Hotline: 988
  • LGBTQ Hotline: 888-843-4564
  • 24-hour Substance Abuse Helpline
    800-968-2636

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line
1-800-991-5272

Kern County Resource Directory
The Caring Closet
Kern County Support Group for Caregivers:
Bakersfield College Foster & Kinship Care Education would like to invite all caregivers of Kern County to attend  “Caregiving Together”.  This is a once a month virtual support group meeting for all Resource Parents in Kern County.  This includes foster parents, relative caregivers and NREFM caregivers. This is an English only meeting now, but we will be offering a Spanish meeting soon.  This meeting is intended for caregivers to have an opportunity to support one another and to exchange ideas with each other.  We have a different topic each month that is open for discussion.  Each caregiver will receive a one hour training certificate for attending this meeting.

Please feel free to join us in our meetings.  Any questions please feel free to call Gayla Gibson @ 661-332-5129.