Financial Assistance:

L FUND: Assistance to Lesbians who live in the Coachella Valley. They can provide financial assistance for items like groceries, utilities, rent and medical prescriptions.

United Way: For general public. All types of assistance. 1-866-211-9966.

Riverside Co. Emergency Distribution Dist. 951-867-3800. Financial assistance for food, rent, etc.

Jewish Federation of the Desert: Offer a variety of services including financial assistance. 760-325-4088.

 City of Palm Springs: Offers $200 stipends to residents. 760-48-8135


Housing assistance for Veterans. 760-329-6069. Judy Shea Desert Hot Springs

Jewish Federation of the Desert. See number above. Will have info on housing.

Food Assistance:

The Center Food Bank: The Community Food Bank @ The Center can provide two bags of food. One canned goods, one produce. The caller needs to call the food bank at 760-416-7790 on Thursday morning to confirm it is open at 3-7pm that day. The address is – 610 S. Belardo Rd, PS 92264. Must have Riverside County address.

FIND Food Bank: 3:30p-7:30p the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the parking lot of the Convention Center at Caballeros and Amado Rd. 760-775-3663.

Mizell Senior Center: 480 S. Sunrise Way, PS. Provides free hot lunch for seniors that can be picked-up between 11:15am- 12:15pm. Must have Riverside Co. I.D. 760-323-5689.

LaQuinta Wellness Senior Services:  760-564-0096. 8am-4:30pm. Varity of services including food distribution.

Corona Virus Testing and Information:

Eisenhower Health: If you have symptoms, do not go to the ER, call 760-837-8988 to speak to health care professional.  Must have Riverside County ID. You will get a drive thru app’t. 7 days for results.

Indio Fairgrounds: call 800-945-6171. Need an appt. Open Tues. – Sat. from 9am-4pm. Drive thru.

Desert Aids Project:  Variety of health services. 760-323-2118. 1695 N. Sunrise Way. PS.

Personal Physician: This is your best source. They should be the easiest to reach.

Groceries and RX Delivery and Pickup: (pick-up only no delivery)

Ralph’ (offers delivery, pick-up only in Bermuda Dunes on Washington) (Cat. City, pick-up only no delivery) (Cat. City on Hwy 111 at Gene Autry) (home delivery but no pick-up. Can also call in or fax orders. PS–Call 760-325-8282, fax 760-322-4703. PD-Call 760-346-9393, fax 760-776-1703.

Stores with Senior Hours:

  • Albertson’s, PS on Sunrise Way – Tues. and Thur. 7-9am
  • Clark’s – Rancho Mirage on Monterey – Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8-9am
  • Costco – Rancho Mirage – Tues., Wed., Thurs., 8-9am
  • Gelson’s – Rancho Mirage, Bob Hope Dr., -Daily 7-8am
  • Jensen’s – PS and PD- Mon, Thurs, -7-8am
  • Ralph’s – Smoketree and Bermuda Dunes – Daily 6-7:30am
  • Stater Bros. – PS and Cat. City – 7-8am
  • Target – Cat. City – Tues, Wed. 8-9am
  • Trader Joe’ – Cat. City – Daily 8-9am
  • Von’s -East Palm Canyon and Gene Autry – Daily 7-8am
  • Walmart – PS on Ramon – Tues. 6-7am

Take-out Food: Eight4Nine has a list of all the restaurants in the Valley offering take-out. Some of these will deliver.

Mental and Social Health:

Mental Health/Social Contact: The Center has mental health services for callers who seems to need to talk to someone about their problems. Call The Center to see if some is available and if so give the name and number to the caller. The Center number is 760-416-7899.

If it appears to be a more serious situation refer the caller to Mental Health Urgent Care at 2500 N. Palm Canyon Dr., #A4. The phone is 760-268-7000. Follow up to see if they called.

Zoom Women’s Chat – Thursday’s 10:30a-Noon. Zoom ID is 390-232-078. Contact Kim Kieler at

Caller can sign up for The Center’s newsletter at… to keep up with social contact events.

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