Ending homelessness and hunger
United Way of Kern County (UWKC) invests in crisis intervention services in every corner of the county, providing a foundation for individuals and families to transition, connecting needs to resources, towards long-term stability and wellness. UWKC partners with food banks, emergency shelters, domestic violence and veteran providers, community resource centers, faith based groups, outreach, service providers and prevention programs.
Homelessness presentations can be scheduled to help community members understand the dynamic challenges and realities of homelessness in Kern County. Presentations e.g. “The Myths of Homelessness” can be made to civic groups, scouting troops, businesses, places of worship, even families. The work around preventing homelessness and ending homelessness is part of the scope of work UWKC conducts to create lasting and measurable change, with an emphasis on poverty solutions.
Investing and Administering
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UWKC administers the local FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Local agencies receive FEMA funding to help those facing financial crisis with basic needs of emergency shelter, temporary lodging, food and one time rent or mortgage and/or utility assistance.