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Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Resource Foster Family Orientation
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In Kern County, Resource Family Orientations are held at:

3711 Columbus St. Bakersfield, CA 93306  [map]

  • Evening English RFA orientations are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Morning English RFA orientations are offered 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Please call for dates.

  • Spanish orientations are held every 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

(In November and December, orientations on the 4th Thursday of the month are canceled due to the holidays)

**Individuals who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be permitted into the orientation.

To reserve a seat or for more information, please call 661-631-6204

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