Groundbreaking Peer-led recovery program gets a new home

Bakersfield - The Bakersfield Consumer Family Learning Center is moving to a new location after 11 years in its current location. On Monday March 20, they will open the new CFLC to the public. Located in the South Tower of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Administration Building (2001 28th Street) the new facility has large classrooms, art studios, social areas and offices for staff, treatment teams and volunteers. “Moving to this new location will allow us to offer more services at a more central location than before”, said program administrator Jamy Garcia.

The Consumer Family Learning Center is a FREE community resource providing self-help classes, groups and peer support for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse issues.

There are three Consumer Family Learning Centers located in Bakersfield, Tehachapi, and Ridgecrest. They are funded by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services through the Mental Health Services Act. Consumer Family Learning Center is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who has an interest in mental health and substance abuse recovery. Anyone can come to the centers to learn about recovery, make friends and have fun.

All of our CFLCs offer a wide variety of groups and classes. For a complete list of this month’s offerings, see the attached monthly schedules. The Bakersfield center is open 7 days a week and offers shuttle service to and from the downtown bus station. All activities are FREE to the public.

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