Resources & Services For Those Experiencing Homelessness

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NEWS RELEASE:  Riverside County provides emergency housing for eligible unsheltered homeless individuals during the state order to "stay at home".   Eligible unsheltered homeless individuals include:

  • Age 65 & Older
  • Pregnant
  • Families with minor children
  • Are being referred by an HIV provider

HomeConnect Hotline: 1-800-498-8847

HomeConnect Services:

  • Temporary Motel & Hotel Housing to eligible unsheltered Individuals
  • Specialized Outreach Services to Homeless Individuals
  • Behavioral Health Counselors
  • Referrals to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Outpatient Services
  • Access to other available Community Resources
  • Coordination with other local Homeless Housing Providers
  • CV Housing First Program (Path of Life)  – This program provides a combination of prevention, intervention, and stabilization opportunities for those in homeless situations or at risk of becoming homeless.  If you have a concern about your housing situation or are homeless contact the Coachella Valley Hotline below for direct outreach services:

Coachella Valley Outreach Hotline: 1-760-601-5424 

Office Address: 641 S. Belardo Rd. Ste. 300, Palm Springs, CA  92264

CV Housing First Program Services:

  • Someone to Talk About Your Options
  • Rental & Utility Assistance
  • Permanent Housing Options
  • Transportation to Shelters
  • Emergency Overnight Shelter is available 7 days a week
    • Where:
      United Methodist Church

      1555 E. Alejo Road
      Palm Springs, CA  92262

    • Hours: 5:00p.m. to 7:00a.m.

    • Property restrictions : no loitering

  • Homeless Access Center - Supportive Services / Resources
    • Where: 225 S. El Cielo Road
                   Palm Springs, CA  92262
    • Hours: 7:00am to 6:00pm
    • When: Monday - Friday

  • To view other Emergency Housing Providers Click here.

  • View Homeless Resources & Services PDF document


  • Free Fare & Rear Door Boarding.  Sunline Transit Agency has announced Free Fare & Rear Door Boarding.  Local fixed route and paratransit bus service will be provided free of charge. This will continue until further notice.  SunLine Transit Agency is taking precautions to provide the recommended social distancing and to help the community in these uncertain times.  For more information visit SunLine Website.

Hot Meals

Food Distribution

FIND Food Bank offers the following food distribution services through hosting agencies for hungry and food-insecure residents of Riverside County

NEW Find Mobile Market Distribution - Rapid Response Pantry at Palm Springs Convention Center 277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA  92262
1st and 3rd Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm
Find Mobile Market at Desert Aids Project
1695 N Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
2nd Saturday

 9:30am - 10:30am

Find Mobile Market at James O. Jessie Desert Highlands Unity Center
480 W Tramview Rd. Palm Springs, CA 92262

2nd & 4th Thursday
5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Center
610 S. Belardo Road, #500
Palm Springs, CA 92264
5:30pm - 7:30pm

 St. Theresa's Catholic Church
2800 E. Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA  92264

7am - 9am

 Desert Chapel
630 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92264
2nd Saturday

7am - 8am

 Well in the Desert
181 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

6am - 10am

 First Baptist Church
 588 Rosa Parks Road
Palm Springs, CA  92262
 1st & 2nd Tuesdays

9am - 11am

Aids Assistance Program  - Food Samaritans
Nutritional support to people living with HIV/AIDS