The Kern County Department of Human Services, also known as KCDHS, serves several individuals and families. The department offers emergency response, family maintenance and reunification, and child abuse and gang prevention solutions. It serves Kern and Inyo counties in California. The Kern County Department of Human Services maintains a full-service adoption agency that provides legal, child assessment and counseling solutions. The department administers parent leader and food stamps programs. It also offers foster parenting, employment and administrative services. The Kern County Department of Human Services serves children with domestic violence problems. The department is a part of the government of Kern County in California, which has a population of more than 809,000 residents.