CAPK, First 5 Kern to open Oasis Family Resource Center in Ridgecrest

May 25, 2021 /

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) and First 5 Kern will open the Oasis Family Resource Center in Ridgecrest this week.

This facility will support families in northeastern Kern County with case management, utility assistance, referral, and childhood education services.

“At this facility CAPK and First 5 Kern will provide family-oriented direct services to communities in northeast Kern County with the goal of creating a strong foundation for children to build on as they grow and enter school,” said CAPK CEO Jeremy Tobias.

Oasis Family Resource Center will work with parents to provide the support they need to create a safe, nurturing environment for their children – especially during the critical ages of 0-5 years old when 90 percent of brain development takes place, a press release says.

It will also provide direct educational assistance to children including key Summer Bridge services that help children who are about to enter Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten make a great transition to their elementary school careers.

Oasis team members will also provide utility assistance, referral and case management assistance to families with the goal of creating a complete resource plan tailored to the needs of the individual family.