The Bakersfield ARC (BARC) is a non-profit organization that has been providing essential job training, employment and support services f...
The Bakersfield ARC (BARC) is a non-profit organization that has been providing essential job training, employment and support services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled and their families since 1949. Located on a sprawling 25 acre campus on South Union Avenue since 1982, BARC is home to a vast array of industries that help provide our income and programs that enrich our Clients. To accomplish our Mission, BARC offers more than 15 programs that are designed to provide a full circle of support for adults and seniors in the areas of care, work, advocacy, home, family and recreation. BARC's training, vocational and educational programs enhance the lives of the clients whose disabilities range from mild to profound and includes individuals with borderline intellectual functioning. They are treated with dignity at all times. BARC is the largest Service Provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Kern County.