Good news for those of us who have been advocating for the passage of the CARE court legislation. The California Legislature gave it final approval on Wednesday (Aug. 31) allowing Gov. Newsom to sign his proposal into law. With this legislation, our government recognizes its obligation to help people who are severely disabled from mental illness and/or addiction… Continue reading Legislature approves court-ordered treatment plan for homeless Californians
We are asking members to use local forums to speak out for the changes they believe are needed in our laws and public policy. Here’s an example from The Desert Sun – a Valley Voice column.
Are you concerned about unhoused individuals in Palm Springs? Is your residence and/or business being affected by issues associated with the homeless population? If so, please join us on Friday, May 6 at noon for a one-hour informational session featuring Greg Rodriguez, the Riverside County homelessness liaison, and Sgt. Frank Guarino of the Palm Springs… Continue reading Community forum planned to get our questions answered
Support Navigation Center project to ensure it becomes a reality Provide volunteers to directly engage in activities that improve the environment for the entire community including organizing donations and conducting neighborhood cleanup outings Advocate for programs such as “CORP” or “HOME,” which can improve the lives of unsheltered people and the quality of life for residents… Continue reading Our focus for 2022
Our first Community Cleanup of 2022 brought a healthy turnout of volunteers to the area of E. Sunny Dunes Road and South Palm Canyon Drive on Saturday morning, Jan. 22. The KFC restaurant provided parking and access to its trash bins as we cleaned up the surrounding area. Civic pride and beautification motivated the effort,… Continue reading Volunteers perform first monthly cleanup of 2022
A recap of our work in 2021: Homelessness services – Successfully advocated for moving The Well in the Desert from Calle Encilia location and bringing in professional management for new Access Center. Baristo Park crisis – Launched petition with over 200 signatures to temporarily close the park under emergency order to protect the health and… Continue reading 2021 Year in Review
We have one thing to add to the well-deserved honor that The Palm Springs Post provided in naming Mary Miller its 2021 Person of the Year. Mary has been an active member of CPoH as part of our informal leadership group. Mary works on our Community Outreach committee, which raised funds and prepared over 300… Continue reading Volunteer recognized by local news outlet
The City Council voted Nov. 4 to pursue the purchase of a north Palm Springs property for use as a campus for homelessness services.
We have been actively working to develop proactive solutions that assist both the unsheltered and the broader community. Today we would like to enlist your support in our petition to reclaim Baristo Park and return it to being a safe, enjoyable place for children and the community. Please add your name to the petition and forward… Continue reading Petition to reclaim Baristo Park
Please join us Saturday, Oct 23 at 8 a.m. for a community trash pickup. We CAN make a difference and bring awareness to visitors and residents on just how important Palm Springs is to us. CPoH and Palm Springs Clean Up (Ariana Cuttone) are joining together for a monthly City Cleanup and Homeless Outreach. We… Continue reading Volunteers clean up