KCCN Overview

Through bold, innovative solutions and shared values, we can impact the lives of those needing assistance the most, by removing barriers to quality medical care and community resources.

The Kern Connected Community Network (KCCN) was launched in December 2019 to help provide a smooth transition for patients, individuals, and families to community resources by utilizing the Unite Us platform. The KCCN creates efficient linkages between hospitals, clinics, and local community organizations throughout Kern County that provide services vital to underserved populations. KCCN, powered by Unite Us, streamlines electronic referrals for social needs while also collecting data.

Kern Community Foundation serves as the community convener for KCCN providing support to help increase the number of active partners and the health of the network. KCF also facilitates quarterly meetings for the Community Advisory Group (CAG), which consists of active users on KCCN. The purpose of the CAG is to assist in building a strong healthy, effective network with the feedback of active users to improve user experience.

Want to know how it works? Check out the video below.

Since Launch – March 2024


Clients Served




Referred Cases


Off-Platform Cases

Top 10 Receiving Organizations

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno – Bakersfield
  • CityServe Network
  • United Way of Kern County
  • The Mission at Kern County
  • Dignity Health – Bakersfield Special Needs and Com.
  • Exceptional Family Center
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Links for Life
  • Employer’s Training Resource

Top 10 Needs

  • Individual & Family Support
  • Employment
  • Housing & Shelter
  • Utilities
  • Food Assistance
  • Clothing & Household Goods
  • Income Support
  • Benefits Navigation
  • Education
  • Mental/Behavioral Health

More Information

Upcoming Workshops

  • Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024

Are you a service provider eager to positively impact your community? If you offer essential services, contact Teems Tulfo at fatima@kernfoundation.org.

To learn more about Unite Us California visit https://california.uniteus.com/.

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