The City announced on Dec. 30, 2022 that it has partnered with Martha’s Village and Kitchen to provide overnight shelter at the Palm Springs Access Center. The facility, located at 225 El Cielo Road, will have 15 beds available nightly for those in need from Jan. 2 – Feb. 28, 2023. Hours of operation will… Continue reading New overnight shelter
Category: Civic affairs
Legislature approves court-ordered treatment plan for homeless Californians
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
Speaking out publicly
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.
Community forum planned to get our questions answered
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
Our focus for 2022
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
City buying site for Navigation Center
The City Council voted Nov. 4 to pursue the purchase of a north Palm Springs property for use as a campus for homelessness services.
Petition to reclaim Baristo Park
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
Call for a shelter plan
We have asked our members to contact their City Council member calling for a 24-hour shelter continuity plan. For consistency, David Murphy has crafted the following talking points to use in our communications: It is important that Palm Springs and Riverside county extend the seasonal 24-hour shelter/cooling center located at Untied Methodist beyond Sept 30th… Continue reading Call for a shelter plan