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The City is exploring additional resources and measures to alleviate the pressure that you are facing as a Resident as a result of COVID-19. We will continue to post new details as they become available. Since this is a fluid situation, check back frequently and Follow us @CityofPS on Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates.

Below are information and resources to help you during this challenging time. 

Connecting Residents to Resources

Businesses offering Relief Assistance

  • Southern California Gas Company - So Cal Gas is committed to providing safe and reliable service and will not have any service disruptions or disconnections at this time.

  • Southern California Edison - Southern California Edison announced that it is suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees, effective immediately, for residential and business customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Verizon - Verizon will help customers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus.

  • T-Mobile-  All current T-Mobile customers on plans that have data are provided with unlimited smartphone data while on the T-Mobile network for the next 60 days.

  • AT&T - From waiving late fees for any residential or small business customer to keeping public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them. AT&T is here to help.

  • Walgreens - Beginning March 13, 2020, Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation. There will be free delivery on any purchase on Walgreens.com beginning March 13, 2020 and until further notice, with no minimum purchase required.

  • CVS - Beginning March 9th, 2020, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.

  • FREE GROCERY DELIVERY TO SENIORS OVER 65 Heaven Heights is offering help with grocery shopping and prescription pick up for the next two months to any valley resident over 65.The program is free.  They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be reached at 760-469-4999 for help.

Banks Offering Relief to Customers Affected By COVID-19

Utility Assistance

  • Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside) - CAP Riverside administers the federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low income customers in Riverside County.   Eligibility for this program is based on the household’s total monthly gross income. 
  • Desert Community Energy- Offers significant savings on utility bills to qualifying low income households through financial programs such as CARE and FERA.If you're not currently participating in one of these financial assistance programs and are interested in learning more about how you can save up to 30% on your energy bill, call (760) 469-9284 or email utilitydiscount@lifttorise.org.

  • Palm Springs Disposal Services  - Has announced a Customer Relief Package for residents and businesses. This package is designed to offer some relief to businesses and residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Housing Assistance

Social Services

Food Programs

  • Free Meals for All Children During School Closures - PSUSD will be continuing to provide free student meal distribution for all PSUSD students as well as other children 18 and under throughout the shutdown.  Meals may be be picked up at most school site parking lots and are being  distributed at all bus routes. Pick up at child's bus stop or nearest school parking lot distribution site. 

  • Hot Meals – Contact Well in the Desert  - Contact 760-656-5905 or 760-285-7297  for locations and times.

  • WIC Services- US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

  • FIND Food Bank offers the following food distribution services through hosting agencies for hungry and food-insecure residents of Riverside County.  FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES ARE STILL OPEN.  See locations below:


Find Mobile Market at Desert Aids Project

1695 N Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-2118

 

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
760-416-7790
Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 St. Theresa's Catholic Church 2800 E. Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA  92264
760-323-2669
 Mondays  7am - 9am
 Desert Chapel  630 S, Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92264
760-327-2772
 2nd Saturday  7am - 8am

 Well in the Desert 181 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-656-8905
Saturdays
 6am - 10am
 First Baptist Church 588 Rosa Parks Road
Palm Springs, CA  92262
760-325-2650
1st & 2nd Tuesdays  9am - 11am

Aids Assistance Program  - Food Samaritans  Nutritional support to people living with HIV/AIDS    Contact 
760-325-8481

The City is not responsible or liable for the information provided by external agencies.