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New Logo for Brundage Lane Navigation Center Unveiled

Operator Mercy House extends job offers to staff

Progress continues to be made at the Brundage Lane Navigation Center as we near completion of construction in time for a Fall 2020 opening.

Today, the City of Bakersfield is proud to unveil the new logo for the facility.

The logo design takes obvious inspiration from the City’s official logo and branding - which were adopted by the City Council in 2019 - using the “b” from the shield, the green color scheme and the yellow bands, as well as incorporating the facility’s unique architectural feature of the sloped roofline along with a welcoming open door.

Also this week, BLNC operator Mercy House held a job fair to hire critical positions to operate the new Navigation Center.

During the six-day event, Mercy House interviewed many candidates with impressive experiences working in the homeless services sector. Job offers were extended to about two-thirds of the staff and Mercy House will continue to fill the remaining positions over the next six weeks in preparation for the opening of the BLNC in late October.

When it opens, the BLNC - located at 1900 E. Brundage Lane - will provide wrap-around services for homeless adults in Bakersfield. The facility is expected to open with capacity of 50 beds to start, and expanding to 150 beds in the future.

The services provided at the BLNC are intended to break the cycle of homelessness in our community through on-site medical and mental healthcare, as well as job training and educational opportunities which will help lead homeless adults on a path to permanent housing.

For more information on the BLNC, and to track progress being made there, click here.