Together, we can

Build a home where all youth are safe

Changing lives

We work to improve the lives of Kern County's at-risk youth.

 Awaken Youth Homes is a 501 (c)(3) STRTP in Bakersfield, CA providing transitional housing and treatment programs for at-risk youth.

Our goal as an STRTP (Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program) is for our youth to be rehabilitated and be provided the independent living skills necessary to thrive on their own.

What we do

We plan and support amazing programs that help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people from our social services systems.

We Find & Fund

We strive to make our programs available to as many youth in need as possible. We seek community partners to help fund our mission.

We Provide Care

Today’s youth need a helpful hand and right guidance at every stage. Here’s where we take care of them like our own.


Our programs seek to heal and rehabilitate our youth from tramas and other challenges they may and will face.

We Prepare

Our youth are trained to be productive members of society through education and workforce training.

Our programs

All of our programs aim to heal and rehabilitate our youths to give them the greatest chance at flourishing as productive adults.

Is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

DBT focuses on helping youth accept the reality of their lives and their behaviors, as well as helping them learn to change their lives, including their unhelpful behaviors.

Evidence based, present focused counseling to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. Seeking safety is an extremely safe treatment model as it directly addresses both trauma as well substance use.

It is a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help children and adolescents improve social skill competence and moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. The program targets chronically aggressive children.

Research has shown that, compared to other animal-assisted or no animal-assisted therapy, at-risk youth who had equine-assisted therapy in addition to psychotherapy had higher rated of self-control and, upon follow-up, had fewer arrests and had less drug use.

Our Numbers

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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