Specialized resource directory offers aid to Kern County

Over 54K calls were made to help line last year

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - People in Kern County have a new way to get the help they need.

They can now turn to the internet for a specialized resource directory, especially for Kern County.

Community Action Partnership of Kern County unveiled its newest tool to help the needy of Kern County.

211 online is a searchable database of all the resources available to Kern County people in need.

The website even lets the person know what kind of identification and other paperwork the person needs to bring with them.

Last year, 211 took over 54,000 calls, and they will continue to take calls for people who prefer to speak to someone.

And officials say sometimes that is the better way to go.

The database includes 700 agencies and 1,700 programs covering food, shelter, health services, mental health help for  seniors, and the disabled even help with utility bills.

To access the website, go to http://www.capk.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/pages.page/id/535 .



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