239 found unsheltered this winter

Volunteers counted 239 people living on the streets in Palm Springs during the annual Point-in-Time Count in January 2023. Riverside County officials reported the results in early May, and they showed the homeless population in Palm Springs was second-largest in the county after the city of Riverside, which counted 605. Below are the numbers for… Continue reading 239 found unsheltered this winter

New overnight shelter

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

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