CCCC & KCNC Resource & Service DirectoryAn easy-to-use set of tools and features to inform those who need help, and most importantly, to help families find the organizations in their own community that can provide services.
In many cases the best referral you can make to families is a connection to "2-1-1".This telephone service can help connect families to ALL the resources they might need. 2-1-1 service is provided by CAPK
Service Provider Resource Guide from the Kern County Department of Human Services
Free Car Seats and Parent Training
The Epilepsy Society of Kern County offers free care seats to low income families and also provides training on how to install them. They will also do inspections with a certified technician for any family who is concerned that they don't have their seat installed correctly. Their contact info is Epilepsy Society of Kern County, 5117 Office Park Drive in Bakersfield. Phone number is 661.634.9810.
FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card
The discount card is available from United Way, from many of the participating pharmacies, from nonprofit agencies throughout the area, or online at www.familywize.org <http://www.familywize.org/> . The card may be used by anyone who does not have prescription drug coverage (or by those who have exhausted their benefits or whose medicines are not covered by their plan). There are no applications to fill out; no eligibility requirements; no income or age limits. Simply present the card at one of 100 participating Kern County pharmacies and claim your savings! It's just like using a coupon, except that you get to keep the coupon and use it over and over for everyone in your household.
If you would like a supply of discount cards to distribute to your
clients, please contact United Way (834-1489) and we'll get some out to you. For more information, a list of participating pharmacies and a link to print out a card, log-on to the United Way web site
Adult Day Care & Respite Services
Children's Health/Immunizations/Dental Services
Child Support & Custody
Community Collaboratives & Kern Family Resource Centers Directory
Employment & Training Services
Financial Assistive Services
Housing & Homeless Services
Law Enforcement Agencies/Corrections
Public Adult Education
Spanish-Speaking & Immigrant Services
Special Needs & Disabilities
Unemployment & Disability Insurance