Healthy Start/Neighborhood Support Programs

Healthy Start: The family advocates provide support to families to assist them in overcoming barriers to learning and to school attendance. Training for school site personnel is also offered through in services and program components to improve outcomes for children. The following programs are coordinated by our office:

  • Operation School Bell: Provides clothing including uniforms and street clothes for students. Priority is given to those schools that provide a bus and chaperons for the event.
  • Gleaners, Food Bank: Food assistance. This service provides in need with temporary food assistance. There is a charge to the district for each family referred.
  • Community Christmas (formerly Toys for Tots and Christmas Food Baskets): Insures that as many families as possible receive gifts and a special holiday meal.
  • Elks Christmas Luncheon: Provides a special holiday time for those children in most need.
  • Eye glasses for children in need – Lion’s Club Eye Glass referral, VSP Vision referrals, Lens Crafter Vision Day, etc.: Assists families in providing eye glasses for children. Families can not be eligible for public assistance or have vision insurance.


Contact persons:

Vicki Trevino, Family Advocate
326-7005 fax

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.