Important Announcement

The Consumer Family Learning Center (CFLC) is ​currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It's not yet known when the CFLC will open. However, the CFLC is offering certain classes and groups virtually. Click here to view a calendar of groups and classes that will be offered in April 2021.

KernBHRS does have certain sites open to provide essential behavioral health and substance use services to our clients and the community. 

Our Crisis Hotline will remain fully staffed and available 24/7 at 1-800-991-5272. If you are in need of immediate behavioral health services, visit at the Mary K. Shell Health Center, 2151 College Ave., Bakersfield, CA OR at the Ridgecrest CSU, located at 1141 Chelsea St., Ridgecrest, CA.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon.

KernBHRS will post regular updates on our resources and locations that are open during this time at as well as on our social media channels. You can follow us at:

  • Facebook - /KernBHRS

  • Instagram - @kernbhrs

  • Twitter - @KernBHRS

Are you looking for a place where you can...

Work toward recovery?

Build Lasting friendships?

Learn more about your illness?

Volunteer to help others?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, the Consumer Family Learning Center (CFLC) is here for you!

The CFLC offers a wide selection of activities, such as:

  • Anonymous support groups

  • Classes

  • Social activities

  • Arts and crafts

  • Trips into the community

  • and much more!

The Consumer Family Learning Centers are community resources for self-help and peer support for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use. The Centers located in Bakersfield, Tehachapi, and Ridgecrest are funded by Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (Kern BHRS) through Mental Health Services Act funds. They are open to anyone 18 years of age or older who has an interest in mental health and substance use recovery. Anyone can come to the centers to learn about recovery, make friends and have fun.



KernBHRS Consumer Family Learning Center

in Bakersfield 
2001 28th Street, South Tower

Bakersfield, CA  93301


College Community Services HOPE Center in Ridgecrest 
1400 N. Norma St. Suite 137;

College Community Services Family Learning Center in Tehachapi 
107 S. Mill , Ste. B