The Open Door Network operates the only homeless shelter for families in Kern County and two confidential victim services shelters in Kern County.

Homeless Shelter

Formally known as the Bakersfield Homeless Center, our Homeless Campus creates a strong safety net for homeless and at-risk families by providing a broad continuum of services which begins with basic shelter.  Once crisis needs are met, programs are offered to foster self-sufficiency.

Our shelter welcomes:

  • single women
  • families
  • single parents with accompanying children

Victim Shelter

Formally known as the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, our Victim Campuses offer emergency and transitional shelter support. Our two campuses (one in Bakersfield and one in northern rural Kern County) welcome any survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.

Support on campus

All of our campuses provide supportive services that help individuals and families heal from trauma and vulnerable life moments. Our team provides compassion, support and guidance to reimagine a new life for themselves.

On campus you will find

  • Shared room spaces
  • Food and showers, including hygiene supplies
  • Clothing and other needed items (i.e. toys, baby formula, bottles)
  • Licensed childcare (ages 0-5)
  • Connection to school and after school program at the Homeless Campus
  • Housing services
  • Job development program access and employment support
  • Therapy and counseling
  • Bilingual staff and multi-language access support
  • Trauma informed case management

For more information on services provided on campus or how to access our campuses please call (661) 322-9199.