In response to COVID-19:

    Although supervised visitation is an essential service that is provided for our community, at this time Y-Empowerment believes it’s in the best interest for everyone to temporarily suspend all visitations. Visitations will be suspended until the Governor releases the stay at home executive order, or we get further direction from the CDC on the current health climate.
   Anyone who has a current visitation scheduled, please rest assure the visitation will be moved to a date in the future once this is resolved. Seeing as how the virus is on the rise in our area, we want to protect everyone in this matter.
   We understand how important it is to continue your communication with your children, so we have implemented online video visitations. If you are interested in setting one up, please contact our office and we will help guide you through it.
   To protect clients with current restraining orders and ensure children are protected during their exchanges from parent to parent, exchanges will continue to occur. You must call our office to schedule your exchange if you are doing any exchanges outside of your normal court ordered days that you have with our office. This includes any exchanges at schools or other places that your court order may have indicated that are not currently available to you.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter and will be seeing everyone very soon.
Stay Safe,
Nila Hogan
Executive Director

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Family Services

Youth Empowerment is a certified non-profit organization that serves the youth and their families who have been affected by domestic violence here in Kern County.


We provide Supervised Visitations conducted by Professional Child Visitation Providers.

Supervised Visitations & Exchanges

We provide a safe, affordable, fun and welcoming environment for all parties in the matter, especially the children.

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Whether you have a court order to complete classes or you just want to better yourself we can help.

Anger Management & Parenting

If you are in need, please give us a call and we will get you going on one of the best self empowerment choices you will make.

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CPR & First Aid

Our goal with our CPR and first Aid Certification program is that all of our families have proper training in saving their families.

CPR & First Aid Training

It is imperative that all families have the ability to provide safety for each other.

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Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children Training for local providers who work with children and training for parents and families.

Sexual Abuse Prevention

Our goal is to arm community members that are directly in contact with children, with the proper information that is needed to prevent from sexual abuse.

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Our Core Values

Youth Empowerment strives to provide families with the proper resources, education, and ministries to enable them to exercise the safest situation for them while keeping the proper confidentiality that is needed to protect all people involved.

What Our Clients Say

“This is a great place, no doubt. I am a custodial parent I can not express my gratitude to this place. You are doing fantastic things for our community and I can only hope that people will truly see your passion for the children. My kids miss your staff! Thank you!”


“Thanks to this place I am able to move on from a bad relationship. Now I can heal since I do not have to see my abuser during exchanges of our children. Thank you!”


“I took the anger management classes on my own because I needed to be better for my wife and kids. It was one of the best things I ever did. Thank you for helping me be better for my family.”


“I didn’t want to take parenting classes but the judge made me. I learned a lot about how to be a better parent and I feel like it was really good for me. The staff was not judgmental or rude. I really learned a lot. ”


“Me and my kids feel safe here. If it wasn’t for this place they would not be able to see their mom. We are so grateful for this place.”


“Let me tell you, this place saved my life. The staff was so nice and I didn’t feel like I was in trouble. I actually was able to enjoy my time with my children. Not only that, I was able to show the judge! We use their exchange services now and will probably continue to in order to keep the peace. I can not say enough to this place and what it has done for our family!”


“Great place it works great and the staff is very helpful.”


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