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Kern County Aging & Adult Services

Outreach Program: Volunteer Senior Outreach (VSOP)

This outreach program provides socialization and stimulation to individuals that are isolated and alone. The program utilizes community volunteers to make regular contact with this specific population and act as advocates on their behalf.

View additional information about Kern County outreach program (VSOP)  (PDF)

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If you need immediate assistance, call this number:
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Crisis Hotline:   (800) 991-5272
To receive services through VSOP, contact
Melissa Gibson-Enciso, VSOP Coordinator
Phone: (661) 868-1000
Toll Free: (800) 510-2020
FAX: (661) 868-0991
Email: vsopinfo@kerncounty.com
Address: Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309
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To receive services in Kern River Valley, call
Phone: (760) 379-3412 and ask for Cindy Brown
To receive services in Tehachapi, call
Phone: (661) 822-8223
To receive services in Wasco/Shafter, call
Phone: (661) 674-3377
Who Should be Referred
Persons 60 years or older who are
  • Homebound or isolated
  • In a fragile physical and/or mental state
  • In need of social support
  • Experiencing loss of loved ones and/or grief
  • Suicidal or depressed
  • Having issues controlling alcohol and/or substance use
  • Would benefit from a mental health screening or socialization with peers
To receive services through VSOP, contact the coordinator for your area.

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