BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department and a non-profit have joined forces to bring change and relief to homeless people in Kern County.
Flood Ministries and BPD are ensuring the most vulnerable can get a break and receive housing through the Home First Project.
The program is funded by the Housing Authority of the county of Kern and is a Kern County homeless collaborative effort.
Already, one man is living a world of difference.
The first home was given to a man named Arthur Misener earlier this week. He has been living on the streets for more than 22 years now - making this new home truly a blessing.
WATCH Lesley Marin's story on how BPD and Flood Ministries are impacting those in need.
Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
Kern County residents also want to raise awareness for people with down syndrome.
Many families participated in MS Walk
Families came together to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis or MS.
Veterinarians offer free pet exams
This weekend's perfect weather gave people reason to visit Oaks Pet Hospital as officials hosted a special clinic for animals.
Red Cross launches Team Firestopper
Another major concern impacting Kern County and the rest of the country are house fires.