Kern County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Kern County California social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Kern County Bakersfield Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 100 East California Avenue Bakersfield CA 93307 661-631-6000

Kern County Delano Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 1816 Cecil Avenue Delano CA 93215 661-721-5134

Kern County Lake Isabella Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 7050 Lake Isabella Boulevard Lake Isabella CA 93240 760-549-2006

Kern County Lamont Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 8300 Segrue Road Lamont CA 93241 661-635-4000

Kern County Mojave Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 2340 California 58 Business Mojave CA 93501 661-824-7500

Kern County Ridgecrest Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 145 East Ridgecrest Boulevard Ridgecrest CA 93555 760-499-5200

Kern County Shafter Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 15 Central Valley Highway Shafter CA 93263 661-746-8300

Kern County Taft Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 119 North 10th Street Taft CA 93268 661-763-0200


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Arvin Housing Authority 701 Meyer Street Arvin CA 93203 661-854-2389

Bakersfield Housing Authority 714 Smith Street Bakersfield CA 93307 661-831-4248

Delano Housing Authority 327 Dover Pl Delano CA 93215 661-725-9676

Kern County Housing Authority 106 11th Street McFarland CA 93250 661-792-1614

Kern County Housing Authority 300 Terra Vista Lane Shafter CA 93263 661-746-2583

Lamont Housing Authority 7823 Emperor Ave Lamont CA 93241 661-845-3951

Wasco Housing Authority 750 H Street Wasco CA 93280 661-758-6406


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Bakersfield Social Security Office 2575 Haley Street Bakersfield CA 93305 866-366-9558

Bakersfield Social Security Office 5300 Office Park Drive Bakersfield CA 93309 661-861-4242

Delano Social Security Office 2234 Girard Street Delano CA 93215 661-725-3721