Knowledge mobilization

Social media platforms have given everyone a place to share observations about homelessness. To balance the rants and misinformation we see, we try to put good information on our Facebook group page. And sometimes we get help there from people we have not even met. John Kirby (email) of Cathedral City offered an open letter… Continue reading Knowledge mobilization

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

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

Volunteers perform first monthly cleanup of 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

2021 Year in Review

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

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