Resources for help after discharge

Breastfeeding Support
(see additional handout for more
information and web resources)
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Support Center
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-4647 ext. 4784

Baby Café Bakersfield
4208 Rosedale Hwy
Suite 202
Tuesday & Friday: 10am – 1pm
Wednesdays: 6pm – 8pm
(661) 747-5195

Clinica Sierra Vista – WIC
814 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Bakersfield, CA
(800) 707-4401

Kern County La Leche League
Spanish: (661) 438-1518
English: (661) 438-1518

Mercy Southwest Hospital
(661) 663-6056

East Kern Family Resource Center
16804 Highway 14, Unit C
Mojave, CA 93501
(661) 824-4118
Kern County Department of Human Services
100 E. California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6807

Kern County Department of Public Health
1800 Mount Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 321-3000
WarmLine Parenting Services/
Parenting Support “Another
Parent to Talk To”
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 323-3531
(888) 955-9099 toll free

WIC Programs, WIC Clinics, WIC Locations, Bakersfield, CA
815 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 862-5422

Child Care
Caring Corner Day Care Medically Fragile
942 Wible Road Bakersfield, CA 93304 (661) 847-7342
Daycare and respite services for individuals with special needs from birth to 21 years of age. Services provided with respect to cultural needs, age, development and ability. Also offers services for children with special needs.

Community Connection for Child Care: Kern County Superintendent of Schools
2000 K Street, Suite 110 Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 861-5200

Garden Pathways Downtown Education Center Preschool and Infant Care

1130 17th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 633-2302 Preschool and Infant Care-ages 6 weeks to 6 years afternschool Care- Until 6th birthday. Community Connection for Child Care and Private pay family’s welcome.

The Jasmine Nyree Day Center
(661) 396-1800

America’s Job Center (Formerly Career Services Center)
1600 E. Belle Terrace Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 325-4473 200 China Grade Loop Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 336-6700

Employment Development Department
English (800) 300-5616 / Spanish (800) 326-8937

Food / Clothing / Shelter Assistance
Alliance against Family Violence (Secure shelter for battered women and children) 1921 19th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Toll free: (661) 322-0931
Spanish (800) 273-7713

Bakersfield Homeless Center
1600 E. Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661) 322-9281

Bakersfield Hope Center
3311 Manor Street Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 399-2119 Clothing and food; no referral needed. Household items by referral Mon-Fri 9:30am – 12pm.

Bakersfield Pregnancy Center
1801 21st Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 326-1907 Christian pro-life. No cost pregnancy testing and options, post-abortion counseling, ultrasounds, health care, social service referrals, baby clothes and furniture.

Women’s Shelter Network Ridgecrest, CA
(760) 375-7525

Food Pantries
Friendship House Bakersfield
2424 Cottonwood Road Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 369-8926

Golden Empire Gleaners 1326 30th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-2767

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Arvin: 601 Bear Mountain Blvd
(661) 862-5422

Bakersfield Sites:
2666 Mt. Vernon Ave, Suite B Bakersfield, CA 93306 (661) 862-5422

500 E. California Ave Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 327-3074
(661) 862-5422 (Call Center)

2400 Wible Road Suite 14 Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 835-4668

10727 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-5784

2519 S. H Street Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 862-5422 Lake Isabella: 6310

Lake Isabella
Blvd Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-2415

915 N. 10th Street, Suite 12 Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-1844

Wofford Heights:
67 Evans Road Wofford Heights, CA 93285
(760) 376-2276

Hotlines, Helplines and Referrals

Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center
1801 21st Street, Suite 2
(661) 326-1907

Battered Women’s Hotline
(800) 548-2722 Ask for Battered Women’s Hotline. Referrals needed.

Centers for Disease Control
(800) 232-4636 toll free National HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases information service.

Drug and Alcohol Crisis Hotline
(800) 662-4357 toll free

Jamison Children’s Center
(661) 334-3500

Kern County Child Abuse Hotline KCDHS CPS Hotline
(661) 631-6011 (county wide) (877) 233-0073 Ridgecrest: (760) 375-6049

Kern County Help Line
Dial “2-1-1” for a Local Land Line. The Help Line through the Community Action Partnership of Kern provides comprehensive information and referral services that link Kern County residents to community health and human services support.

Kern County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
(661) 321-3000 Narcotics Anonymous Information Line (877) 629-6759

Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline (Health America)
(800) 227-8922 (919) 361-8400 Monday – Friday, 9am – 11pm

Infant and Child Services

California Children’s Services (CCS)
1800 Mt. Vernon Ave, 2nd Floor Bakersfield, CA 93306 (661) 321-3000 or (877) 818-4787 Some funding assistance for children with catastrophic illness/severe handicap.

First 5 Kern
2724 L Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 328-8888 First 5 Kern works to strengthen and support the children of Kern County, prenatal to 5-years old, and their families. Through the integration of services, First 5 Kern focuses on health and wellness, parent education, quality child care and early childhood education.

Infant Safe Sleep

First 5 Kern
2724 L Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 328-8888

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Support
(800) 369-7437

Mental Health /Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (effects 1 in 7 women)
If you feel overwhelmed, weepy, anxious or nervous, angry, scared by your thoughts, guilt, regret, or shame, call: (800) 944-4773 or visit for help. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help you will be well.

Kern County Behavioral Health Department
1401 “L” Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 868-6100 Prenatal program for pregnant/parenting women with children through 17. Includes substance abuse treatment/counseling, parenting and neglect

Kern County Behavioral Health Department: Crisis Intervention Center (suicide)
(661) 868-8000 or (800) 991-5272 Family Advocate: Erick Moss (661) 868-6626

Kern County Behavioral Health Department: Mary K. Shell Center
2151 College Ave Bakersfield, CA 93306 (661) 868-8111 or Crisis Line (661) 868-8000 Toll Free (800) 991-5272

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(661) 868-5061 (ADHD, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other Brain Disorder)

Resources Links

From pregnancy through each age of development, pregnancy calendar and calculator (including ovulation), baby names, fetal development, food and recipes and more.

Breastfeeding Directory: Kern Breastfeeding Coalition –

Car Safety –

Car Seat Safety and Local Check Sites –

Child Development Resources –
A continuously evolving list of selected websites providing health and safety tips and information applicable to child care settings.

Child Health & Disability Prevention –
CHDP services are for eligible low-income children from birth to 19 years and children on Medi-Cal from birth to 21 years. CHDP offers periodic preventive health assessments and services available to eligible children who appear well and also to children with existing health problems.

Developmental Milestone Matter –
From birth to age five, a child should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. This site includes videos and quizzes to determine if a child is on track.

Kids Health –
Infections; diseases and conditions; nutrition and fitness; pregnancy and baby; emotions and behavior; school and family life; first aid and safety; doctors and hospitals; recipes; and en Espanol.

Postpartum Support –
You are not alone. One in seven women suffers from postpartum depression. Get help during; be aware; help for dads; training; tools and more.

Recalls and Alerts –

Smoking and Kids Don’t Mix –
Smoking information sheet; 1-800-NO-BUTTS

Zero to Three –
Information for parents; training and support for professionals and policymakers; early development and well-being; ages and stages; challenging behaviors; school readiness; temperament; trauma and stress; discipline; and more.