Together, we can

Build a home where all youth are safe

NOTICE: Awake Youth Homes is in the planning phase and is NOT operational.

Changing lives

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

Welcome to Awaken Youth Homes! We are a 501 (c)(3) STRTP located in Bakersfield, CA with the mission of empowering at-risk youth. Our team is dedicated to providing transitional housing and treatment programs that promote positive personal growth and development. 

We aim to equip our youth with the necessary independent living skills and support to succeed in life. Our goal is to inspire and motivate our youth to live up to their full potential and become confident, self-reliant individuals. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed, and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals. 

We are excited to have you join us on this journey towards creating a brighter future for our young generation!

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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