As desert heats up, a reminder that help is available for homeless

As desert heats up, a reminder that help is available for homeless

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June 3, 2022

As temperature start to climb, city officials and local non-profits are reminding you that services for those needing a place to escape the heat — as well as a good meal — are up and running. 

Finding help: You can help spread the word about the following options in our community:

  • Cooling centers:

    • Palm Springs Access Center, 225 El Cielo Rd., is open every day for people to cool down, get some food, and even get help with case management. It’s located at 225 El Cielo Rd.
    • Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 W. Tramview Road, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pets on leashes are welcome. Cats must be in a carrier.

  • Overnight shelter:

    • A warm weather temporary overnight shelter, also operated by Martha’s, opened again on June 1 and will remain open through Sept. 30. It is located at United Methodist Church, 1555 E Alejo Rd.

  • Food and other assistance:

    • Well in the Desert continues to provide hundreds of meals every day to those in need. Its meals are served at four different locations, depending on the day of the week, starting at 11 a.m. Find complete information here.  

Do your part: Both organizations depend on volunteers and donations.

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