Social Service Providers

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The following organizations provide direct services that may address mental health and spiritual counseling, nutritional support, emergency financial assistance, linkages to care, resources for senior community, transgender community, LGBTQ+ community, and LGBTQ+ youth. 

AAP -  Food Samaritans
1276 North Palm Canyon Drive #108
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 325.8481
Email Craig Magaw or Mark Anton 
Ways to donate can be found here

AAP-Food Samaritans provides nutritional support in the form of food vouchers redeemable at Stater Brothers Markets to low income men, women and their dependent children who are living with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses throughout the Coachella Valley.

American Red Cross
39665 Entrepreneur Lane, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA  92211
Telephone: (310) 562.6327
Email: Brian Daly 
Ways to donate can be found here

In the Coachella Valley, the American Red Cross continues to provide disaster relief services.  Because of COVID-19, we have modified our activities to insure the safety and well-being of the people we serve, our volunteers and staff.

333 East Molino Road
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (323) 314.5420
Email Barry Schoenfeld

Online Meditation, Online Heart Circles

Desert AIDS Project
1695 N Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 285.6877
Email Darrell Tucci 
Ways to donate can be found here

DAP is operating a COVID-19 hotline, a triage clinic for those who’ve been screened through the hotline and is delivering food and basic needs items to home-bound patients valley wide. Also providing public ed & virtual healthcare visits from home.   

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
4575 E. Mesquite Ave
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Telephone: (760) 416.5718
Ways to donate can be found here

By appointment only... We are are proudly here to assist you in finding your furry forever friend. Our low cost vaccine and microchip clinic is open on Thursdays from 4-6pm & our Pet Food Bank is still providing assistance!!

Jewish Family Service of the Desert
490 S. Farrell Drive, Suite C208
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Email Kraig Johnson 
Telephone: (760) 325.4088
Ways to donate can be found here

JFS currently provides telehealth (through Zoom or phone call) mental health counseling (accepting all major insurances and Medi-Cal), case management that includes emergency financial assistance, and phone calls to isolated residents, especially seniors.

Let's Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) Palm Springs
P.O. Box 5482
Palm Springs, CA  92263
Telephone: (323) 314.3266
Email Jax Kelly
Ways to donate can be found here is an inclusive social group seeking to reduce the stresses of AIDS Survivor Syndrome. We organize social functions providing opportunity to develop friendships and community along with education and advocacy to raise awareness of HIV and aging.

Mizell Center
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 323.5689
Email Wes Winter
Ways to donate can be found here

At the present time Mizell Center provides Meals On Wheels to homebound seniors in the Coachella Valley, as well as Congregate Meals (in a take-out/pick-up format).  Mizell is also providing phone check-ins for vulnerable seniors who regularly utilize agency services.

Or Hamidbar
625 Violeta Dr
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (818) 455.6569
Email David Lazar
Ways to donate can be found here

Spiritual counseling and comfort by phone to those who are homebound or simply lonely.  Volunteers ready to drive people unable to get around on their own as well as pick up and delivery groceries or other essential supplies.

PFLAG Palm Springs/Desert  Communities
PO Box 4326
Palm Springs, CA  92263
Telephone: (760) 202.4430
Email Dan Smith Dan
Ways to donate can be found here

Non-profit org by and for LGBTQI persons, their parents, family members, straight allies providing support. Call for information.  This is not a crisis line.

P.O. Box 2827 Cathedral City, CA 92235-2827
Telephone: (760) 202.1024
Email Chris O’Hanlon 
Ways to donate can be found here

Provides benefit advocacy to applying to government programs such as IHSS, Medical, SSI, VA benefits and SS Retirement Benefits.  Also provides Emergency Financial Assistance to low income seniors age 60 and older who through no fault of their own find themselves in a crisis.

The L-Fund
400 S. Farrell Drive, Suite B107
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 304.8487
Email Barbara Carpenter
Ways to donate can be found here

During the COVID19 Pandemic-Financial Resource for Physician prescribed medically necessary RX Co-pays-LIMITATIONS APPLY. Financial resource for Food Insecurity- LIMITATIONS APPLY. Resource for CARE CALLS. Documented proof of loss due to pandemic required for assistance. All L-Fund regular programs are active.

The LGBT Center of the Desert- The Center
1301 N Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 416.7790
Ways to donate can be found here

Food Bank; Behavioral Health Clinic; Online chat groups and programs via video conferencing (Zoom).

The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs
555 S Sunrise Way #203B
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 766-3500
Email Charles Drabkin
Ways to donate can be found here

We are a Transitional Housing Placement Program for Non-Minor Dependents (THPP-NMD) specifically designed to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community of foster youth transitioning to adulthood.

The Palm Springs Cultural CenterCertified Farmers' Markets
2100 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite A
Palm Springs, CA  92264
Telephone: (844) 732.7628
Email Megan Goehring
Ways to donate can be found here

We operate the Certified Farmers' Market in Palm Springs each Saturday from 8am to 12:30pm, providing safe access to fresh produce. We also provide free fresh produce to Well in the Desert each week.

Trans Community Project
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Phone: (760) 537.0444
Email Paulina Angel

We provide resources for those that want to have peer support via Zoom through our system partners

Transgender Health and Wellness Center
35325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 143
Cathedral City, Ca  92234
Telephone: (760) 202.4308
Email Thomi Clinton
Ways to donate can be found here

Social Services, linkage to care, food, clothing, pet food, resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  Our primary focus is marginalized and undeserved communities which are the Transgender community and LGBTQ+ youth but, no one is turned away if they need assistance. 

United Methodist Church
1555 E. Alejo
Palm Springs, CA  92262
Telephone: (760) 327.5931
Email Erin Forget-Wells
Ways to donate can be found here

On-line worship, meditations, and Bible study via web site and Facebook.
Sunday and Tuesday:  Bagged food distribution 7:15-8:30 a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday: 11:00 meals with Well in the Desert
All Tuesdays:  11:00 a.m. meals with Well in the Desert