Our Charity

The Bakersfield Turkey Trot is a fundraiser benefitting the work of the Bakersfield Homeless Center.


The Bakersfield Homeless Center provides support and resources to families and individuals in crisis, while helping them to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. At the Bakersfield Homeless Center we address 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. Our services help homeless individuals and families develop long term solutions with lasting success.


The Bakersfield Homeless Center has provided year-around emergency shelter, food, clothing and supportive services for over 22 consecutive years. During this time, BHC has provided • 3,409,088 hot meals • 1,065,127 warm beds • 6,675 jobs • 6,931 housing placements

BHC provides the following emergency services:

  • Licensed on-site child care for homeless families 
  • Housing Search and Placement 
  • Assistance with housing set-up, including furniture, appliances, food, and clothing 
  • Aftercare case management and follow-up to help families remain stable and self-sufficient

BCH provides the following stabilization services:

  • Comprehensive Case Management 
  • Individual, Family, and Substance Abuse Counseling 
  • Medical and Dental Services 
  • Job Training and Employment placement 
  • Homeless Court 
  • Licensed on-site child care for homeless families 
  • Housing search and placement 
  • Aftercare Case Management and follow up to help families remain stable and self-sufficient.