Warm for Winter Clothing Drive

 The homeless come to the M Street Navigation Center with big needs. One of their major needs, now that cold weather has arrived, is warm clothing. Donations of brand-new coats, hats, and gloves can help homeless individuals brave the cold as they work toward a home of their own and a stable, independent life.

M Street would like your help gathering a variety of winter clothing, particularly coats in sizes Medium, Large, XX-Large, and XXX-Large for both men and women. This drive will run from Nov. 1, 2020 through January 2021.

Monetary donations can be made by clicking here.

The M Street Navigation Center, located at 2900 M Street is owned by the County of Kern and operated by Community Action Partnership of Kern.

  • The Center is designed to be a 24-hour facility providing shelter beds, meals, laundry services,  medical assessment and pet care to unsheltered individuals who face significant barriers to supportive housing care.
  • Due to COVID19, current operations are limited to overnight shelter, meals, medical assessment and limited day-use.  The Center will open on May 14, 2020 and will be operated with COVID-19 social distancing protocols in place until the danger from the virus has passed.
  • Overnight guests will have a secure area to store possessions while they eat, get a shower, rest and receive services.
  • Community partners will provide some core supportive services, including mental health services and medical care, starting on opening day. Full services will be implemented after applicable COVID19 restrictions have been lifted.
  • Future services will also include a kennel facility operated by Kern County Animal Services for client’s companion dogs