The Mission:

To put an end to homelessness in Kern County through collaborative planning and action.

For information: Homelessness Resources Administrative Assistant Jessica M. Janssen (661) 834-1580 or 


The Mission at Kern County

Christopher Morrow - A Recovering meth addict who got help is now making a difference among the homeless

Not too long ago, Chris Morrow's life was a string of negatives: homelessness, dumpster diving, meth addiction, jail.
But thanks in great part to the help he received from Kern County's largest faith-based homeless shelter, The Mission at Kern County, Chris has been able to turn his life around and is now giving back to the community.
After enrolling in The Mission's Discipleship Program, Chris became inspired to help others who find themselves in circumstances similar to those he experienced in the past. He began serving the homeless in Southeast Bakersfield's Martin Luther King Junior Park, started attending Kern County Homeless Collaborative meetings, and in January 2012, began serving as a Member at Large on the Steering Committee of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative.
Later in 2012, Chris began working as a night security guard at The Mission.
He continues to help with certain KCHC outreach activities such as the Homeless Census and Project Homeless Connect.
Chris has truly become an agent of change in the local homeless community. Click here to view a YouTube video of an interview with Chris that appeared recently on Channel 29 News.


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