Organizations We Help

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to
"SAVE LIVES, CELEBRATE LIVES & LEAD THE FIGHT FOR A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER".
Each year through our fundraising events we have the pleasure of celebrating the lives of more than 2,000 Kern County residents who are cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society helps save lives through cancer research, education and prevention programs and local services to patients, such as our Look Good Feel Better program, support for women undergoing chemo, Road to Recovery, transportation for patients to treatment, Reach to Recovery, peer to peer counseling, Hotel Partners, free lodging to patients who travel for treatment and our Wig Bank, free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to treatment. Additionally we provide access to an oncology nurse, patient navigators and services 24/7, 365 days per year through our National Cancer Information Center at 800-227-2345, as well as training and research materials on every kind of cancer through cancer.org.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
1831 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 661-327-7827

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Bakersfield Homeless Center

Bakersfield Homeless Center

At the Bakersfield Homeless Center we treat the symptoms of homelessness while building healthy relationships. It is through these relationships that the homeless find the courage to seek and find the help they need. Transitional services, including drug and alcohol counseling, medical, dental and mental health care, child care, after school programs, housing and job placement assistance are all made available. Our services help homeless individuals and families develop long-term solutions with lasting success.

Homelessness can often mean many social and educational disruptions for children. For many, their school performance suffers and only a good support system can get them back on the road to success. Champ Camp was designed to do just that.

The after-school program introduces positive role models, teachers, mentors and caring volunteers; offers tutoring and homework help; gives the encouragement to read and learn both in the classroom and on their own; teaches healthy eating and exercise habits; promotes wholesome values and practices such as patience, kindness. Children in the formative years of 5 to 13 learn that education is the means to break free from the cycle of homelessness.

Licensed daycare for our pre-k kids is essential. Homeless children often do not have a chance to experience quality child care, and are at risk for abuse, neglect and exploitation because of their precarious situation. Discovery Depot’s caring teachers support children to instill in them confidence, self-worth, a love for learning and other building blocks for success in the face of adverse circumstances.

BHC’s Discovery Depot Licensed Child Care Center (DD) is the first licensed child care center in California located at a homeless shelter. The program is free to eligible client families and allows BHC resident parents to travel off-campus to pursue housing, work, educational, parenting or substance abuse prevention opportunities while their children receive nurturing early child care and education that prepares them for school – and life.


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Boys & Girls Clubs Of Kern County

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Kern County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is excited to embark on another summer of fun and learning for the children in our community. From STEM to sports to arts to gardening, the Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camps span a broad range of interests, while focusing on developing young minds and bodies and stopping the summer brain drain.

In Kern County, we operate at four Club sites during the summer in Bakersfield, Frazier Park and Lamont which run Monday through Friday (hours vary per site) and include meals/snacks. In addition we pick up children from the Bakersfield Homeless Center who attend at no cost to their families or the homeless center.

Families love that we provide a summer camp experience within the context of a traditional Boys & Girls Club setting and we need your help to provide engaging and fun summer programming to the children who need us most!

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Casa of Kern County

Casa of Kern County

CASA of Kern County is a local organization of volunteers that judges appoint to speak for the safety and well-being of abused and neglected foster children.

Your support allows us to serve more children like Justin*. At the age of 10 Justin was placed in the system due to general neglect from his adoptive parents and mental health issues. Years later, after many different placements, different schools, he has reached an age where he can speak for himself and he genuinely desired to return to his adoptive mother’s care. Over the years his adoptive mother kept in contact with him and expressed a desire to have him home. Five years later, the mother was able to plead her case and have Justin placed in her care. CASA believed the child was old enough and understood that if he needed to ask for help he could, but he stated, “My parents aren’t perfect, but I’d rather live with my family than be apart.” The CASA continues to make weekly visits with Justin and the CASA’s observations will help the judge make an appropriate decision for what is in Justin’s best interest. The CASA will continue to monitor this case and make sure Justin’s needs are met.

*Names altered for confidentiality

A CASA is a community member appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for neglected and abused children, to make sure they don’t get lost or languish in the overburdened legal and youth services system. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers become long term meaningful life connections for these children.

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CBCC FOUNDATION

CBCC FOUNDATION

THE CBCC FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS

The CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing patients and their families with the tools and information that will help them through a cancer diagnosis. We have directly assisted over 20,000 patients and families through education, a wide range of programs, and support groups.

For those who are diagnosed with cancer, we hope to make the cancer process understandable and help families take control of the situation to overcome the disease.

For those who have survived cancer, our hope is to help make the transition smooth so that families can enjoy life cancer free.

If you are a patient or caregiver...we are here for you. If you are a survivor...we are here for you. If you want to prevent cancer...we are here for you.

In Strength, Support and Survivorship...The CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness is here for you.


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Children’s Miracle Network @ Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network @ Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

The Lauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital cares for 28,000 children every year. Donations made to the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (BMH) Foundation through the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) program help provide state-of-the art, life-saving equipment and assist with capital improvement projects for the Lauren Small Children’s Center. CMN fundraising continues to transform the face of pediatric and neonatal care in Kern County.


With the help of philanthropy and CMN donations, the Neonatal ICU (NICU) was completely remodeled and expanded. This 31-bed Level 2 NICU provides care to nearly 500 tiny or sick babies annually.


BMH opened the Southern San Joaquin Valley’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in 2012, realizing a longstanding vision of BMH leadership and reducing the need for pediatric patients to travel more than 100 miles to receive intensive care. Since the PICU opened, more than 1,600 children have been treated and 88% of patients admitted to the PICU in 2016 were able to stay in town for their treatment. The PICU admitted 381 patients in 2016.


The Lauren Small Children’s Center (LSCC) was established in 2012, as the result of a $2 million gift from a local family in memory of their daughter. This gift, along with substantial CMN funding and other philanthropic support, enabled BMH to completely renovate and expand the Pediatric Acute Care department to 35 beds. The new department was opened in 2016. The department treated 3,628 patients in 2016.


The Robert A. Grimm Children’s Pavilion for Emergency Services opened September 21, 2017 and is the only dedicated pediatric emergency department between Los Angeles and Madera. More than 25,000 children are treated in the emergency department each year.


The Lauren Small Children’s Center at BMH provides the only hospital based comprehensive pediatric care in Kern County. The BMH Foundation is proud to be Kern County’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital partner. Funds raised through CMN enable BMH to offer state of the art equipment and facilities to local patients.

One hundred percent of funds raised locally, stay local.
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) - Tax ID# 95-3555043
The Lauren Small Children’s Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital cares for 28,000 children every year. Donations made to the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (BMH) Foundation through the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) program help provide state-of-the art, life-saving equipment and assist with capital improvement projects for the Lauren Small Children’s Center. CMN fundraising continues to transform the face of pediatric and neonatal care in Kern County.


With the help of philanthropy and CMN donations, the Neonatal ICU (NICU) was completely remodeled and expanded. This 31-bed Level 2 NICU provides care to nearly 500 tiny or sick babies annually.


BMH opened the Southern San Joaquin Valley’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in 2012, realizing a longstanding vision of BMH leadership and reducing the need for pediatric patients to travel more than 100 miles to receive intensive care. Since the PICU opened, more than 1,600 children have been treated and 88% of patients admitted to the PICU in 2016 were able to stay in town for their treatment. The PICU admitted 381 patients in 2016.


The Lauren Small Children’s Center (LSCC) was established in 2012, as the result of a $2 million gift from a local family in memory of their daughter. This gift, along with substantial CMN funding and other philanthropic support, enabled BMH to completely renovate and expand the Pediatric Acute Care department to 35 beds. The new department was opened in 2016. The department treated 3,628 patients in 2016.


The Robert A. Grimm Children’s Pavilion for Emergency Services opened September 21, 2017 and is the only dedicated pediatric emergency department between Los Angeles and Madera. More than 25,000 children are treated in the emergency department each year.


The Lauren Small Children’s Center at BMH provides the only hospital based comprehensive pediatric care in Kern County. The BMH Foundation is proud to be Kern County’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital partner. Funds raised through CMN enable BMH to offer state of the art equipment and facilities to local patients.

One hundred percent of funds raised locally, stay local.
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) - Tax ID# 95-3555043




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