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
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
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.
The City Council voted Nov. 4 to pursue the purchase of a north Palm Springs property for use as a campus for homelessness services.
After a homeless services center opened at the former Boxing Club on Sept. 30, the Palm Springs Post reported, “A look at initial data and interviews with members of the homeless community show the facility may be less appealing to them than what it was designed to replace.” The Post reported that Linda Barrack, president… Continue reading New facility seen as only a start