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California Department of Motor Vehicles
The DMV registers vehicles in California and licenses their drivers. In addition, the DMV records ownership (certificate of title) of the vehicles it registers, maintains driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers and issues identification cards for individuals.
California Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
California Labor Commission
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Office of the Labor Commissioner were established to adjudicate wage claims, investigate discrimination and public works complaints, and enforce Labor Code statutes and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities is a non-profit social service agency serving the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in Kern and the surrounding counties. Catholic Charities aims to reduce poverty, support families, and empower the people of the San Joaquin Valley by meeting their needs and addressing their issues, eliminating oppression and helping to build a just, informed and compassionate society.
Community Action Partnership
Through a variety of programs and in collaboration with other community service agencies, the Community Action Partnership helps participants pursue their educational goals, secure and retain employment, maintain adequate housing, receive medical services, obtain energy subsidy and weatherization assistance; encourages parent participation; counteracts hunger and malnutrition; provides child care and preschool education, and other personal and family development opportunities to build and achieve individual and family self sufficiency.
Community Connection for Childcare
Community Connection for Child Care (CCCC) is a child development and family services agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Kern County children by advocating for quality child care and early learning, and providing community resources and support to families, early childhood educators and caregivers. CCCC is headquartered in Bakersfield and has staff outstationed at 10 other office locations so that it can effectively serve all Kern County residents raising and caring for young children.
CSO - Community Service Organization
715 Lake Street  (661) 327-9376
Community Service Organization (CSO) drug treatment center is a treatment facility that an individual can enter in order to treat a drug addiction or alcoholism problem. Through therapy and education at CSO,, individuals are rehabilitated using various treatment methods which can enable them to lead a productive life.
Dress for Success Bakersfield
Ebony Counseling Center
Ebony Counseling Center, a community based, non-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to combat the emerging alcohol and drug abuse problem in the African American community. Since 1973, the agency programs have expanded to include all in need. The mission is to provide highly effective and quality services to African Americans, other minorities, and any low income family experiencing problems associated with teen pregnancy, infant mortality / morbidity, domestic violence, child abuse and substance abuse regardless of race.
The primary goal of the agency is to improve the quality of life of individuals and families impacted by the effects of substance abuse and other behavior risk factors. The agency’s philosophy has been to provide a holistic approach and comprehensive approach through outreach, intervention, and prevention service programs. Ebony is committed to addressing the emerging needs of individuals, high risk youth and their families. Currently, Ebony Counseling Center serves well over 1,000 people annually.
Fair Employment and Housing Department
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. DFEH is charged with enforcing California's comprehensive employment, housing, public accommodations and public service non-discrimination laws, as well as the State's bias-related hate violence law. The department receives and investigates discrimination complaints in its twelve district offices throughout the State.
Independent Living Center of Kern County
The Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC) is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower people with disabilities to grow creatively, professionally, and personally and to assist them in living as independently as possible. ILCKC offers job placement as a vendor for Kern County Department of Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, ASL interpreting services, Information & Referral, Housing Services, Personal Assistant Services, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, and more.
Kern County Department of Human Services
The Kern County Department of Human Services (DHS) coordinates a variety of community assistance efforts including CalWORKS, Adoption programs, Children's Services, Foster Family Resources and Safety Net Programs such as CalFresh nutritional assistance program (formerly Food Stamps) and Medi-Cal. DHS has offices throughout Kern County for your convenience.
Kern County Library
Kern County Superior Court
Kern County Veterans Service Department
The Kern County Veterans Service Department provides assistance to Veterans and Veterans' dependants in filing for service-connected disability, filing for pension benefits, filing for burial benefits and providing referrals for educational and employment benefits.
Social Security Administration
Social Security consists of three major programs, all of which are administered by the Social Security Administration. Specifically: retirement, survivors and disability. Social Security's retirement program provides a lifetime monthly income for qualified workers once they reach their full retirement age. Social Security's survivors program provides a monthly lifetime income to the surviving spouse of a deceased worker once he or she reaches retirement age. Social Security also pays lifetime monthly income to workers who are disabled and, in some cases, to their spouses and children under the age of 18. These benefits depend on the worker's earning history.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Some of the services they provide include citizenship and naturalization, immigration of family members, working in the U.S., humanitarian programs, adoptions, civic integration and genealogy.

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