The categories and links to follow will get you started but, bear in mind, this resource list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically. If you are interested in adding a resource, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through the form on our Contact Us page.
Are you or someone you know in crisis or despair?
- Suicide Prevention https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- Riverside County Mental Health Services https://www.rcdmh.org/
- Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
- Mental Health Urgent Care – Palm Springs https://riinternational.com/listing/mental-health-urgent-care-mhuc-palm-springs/
- Veterans Crisis Line https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Do you or someone you know need food assistance?
- AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) https://www.aidsassistance.org/
- Community Food Bank at The Center https://thecenterps.org/
- FIND Food Bank https://www.findfoodbank.org/
- Food Now https://thefamilyservicesofthedesert.org/
- Meals on Wheels https://mizell.org/meals/meals-on-wheels/meals-on-wheels-become-a-client/
- Thursday Farmer’s Market at Mizell Senior Center https://mizell.org/meals/farmers-market/
- Saturday Food Distribution at Well in the Desert https://www.wellinthedesert.org/food-program
- Second Harvest – Riverside County https://food-banks.org/detail/second_harvest_food_bank_serving_riverside_and_san_bernardino_cos_riverside_ca.html
Do you or someone you know need help finding a place to live?
- Coachella Valley Housing Coalition https://www.cvhc.org/
- Palm Springs Low Income Housing https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/community-economic-development-department/community-development/low-moderate-income-housing
- Sanctuary Palm Springs https://www.sanctuarypalmsprings.org/
- Senior Advocates of the Desert http://www.saotd.org/
- Shelter from the Storm https://www.domesticshelters.org/help/ca/palm-desert/92260/shelter-from-the-storm
- Well in the Desert https://www.wellinthedesert.org/
Do you or someone you know need care or care management?
- Caringbridge https://www.caringbridge.org/
- Comfort Keepers Home Health Care https://www.comfortkeepers.com/
- Desert AIDS Project https://www.daphealth.org/
- Eldercare Locator https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx
- Family Caregiver Alliance https://www.caregiver.org/
- Five Wishes https://fivewishes.org/
- Home Care Assistance Palm Desert https://homecareassistance.com/palm-desert
- Home Instead Senior Care https://www.senior-in-home.care/
- Inland Caregivers https://inlandcaregivers.org/
- National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants https://www.nahac.com
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers https://stowellassociates.com/national-association-of-professional-geriatric-care-management/
- National Institute on Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/caregiving
- Right At Home https://www.rightathome.net/
- Riverside County Network of Care https://riverside.networkofcare.org/aging/?clearcache=1
- Senior Living and Senior Care Resource https://www.seniorcare.com
- Village to Village Network https://www.vtvnetwork.org
Do you or someone you know need specialty medical services?
- AA https://www.aa.org/
- Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/socal?set=1
- Alzheimers Coachella Valley https://cvalzheimers.org/
- Borrego Health https://www.borregohealth.org/
- Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine https://cvvim.org/
- Desert Aids Project / DAP Health https://www.daphealth.org/
- Michael’s House https://www.michaelshouse.com/
- Neuro Vitality Center https://neurovitalitycenter.org/
- POLST: Portable Medical Orders https://polst.org/
- Transgender Health & Wellness Center https://www.trans.health/
Do you or someone you know need end of life information?
- Caring Community https://caringcommunity.org/
- Compassion and Choices https://www.compassionandchoices.org/end-of-life-planning/
- End of Life Choices California https://endoflifechoicesca.org/
- Final Exit Network https://finalexitnetwork.org/
- Hard Choices, Honest Answers https://hardchoices.com/
- National Institute on Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/end-of-life
- National End of Life Doula Association (NEDA) https://www.nedalliance.org/
- The Conversation Project https://theconversationproject.org/
Do you need legal advice/fiduciary services?
- Daily Caring https://dailycaring.com/7-sources-of-free-legal-services-for-seniors/
- Desert Legal Aid https://desertlegalaid.org/
- Inland Counties Legal Services https://www.inlandlegal.org/
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys https://www.naela.org
- National Guardianship Association
- Professional Fiduciary Association of CCA https://pfac-pro.org/
- Riverside Legal Aid http://riversidelegalaid.org/
- Universal Advanced Digital Directive https://mydirectives.com
Do you need a ride?
- Elder Helpers https://elderhelpers.org/
- Helping Hands https://www.helpinghandsla.org/
- Independent Living Partnership https://ilpconnect.org/
- SoCal ADA Paratransit https://accessla.org/other_mobility_resources/other_mobility_resourcessocala.html
- Sun Dial Para Transit https://www.sunline.org/services/sundial-paratransit-service
Are you concerned about aging at home?
- Aging with Dignity https://agingwithdignity.org/
- Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability
and Special Needs https://www.expertise.com/home-design-and-renovation/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs
- Home Safety for Seniors https://www.medicalalertadvice.com/resources/home-safety-for-seniors/
- Rebuilding Together https://rebuildingtogether.org/safe-at-home?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4a676LDt7wIVQQPnCh1PigAHEAAYAyAAEgK5sfD_BwE
- Senior Living Options of The Desert https://seniorlivingoptionsofthedesert.com/
- Stonewall Gardens Assisted Living http://stonewallgardens.com/
- Vial of Life Project https://www.vialoflife.com/
Are you looking for local community support?
- Cathedral City Senior Center https://theccsc.org/
- Desert Hot Springs Senior Center https://www.cityofdhs.org/senior-center
- Indio Senior Center https://www.indio.org/your_government/community_services/senior/default.htm
- Jewish Family Services https://jfsdesert.org/
- Mizell Senior Center https://mizell.org/
- Riverside County Office of Aging https://www.rcaging.org/
- Veteran Network of Care https://www.trilogyir.com/Home
Are you feeling lonely or want to meet new people?
- Friendship Line California https://www.ioaging.org/friendship-line-california?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo4eZkLHt7wIVMAqtBh2zBA8ZEAAYASAAEgKKkvD_BwE
- The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert https://www.thecentercv.org/
- Palm Springs Frontrunners & Walkers https://frontrunners.clubexpress.com/
- Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus https://psgmc.com/
- PALS in the Desert https://palsinthedesert.com/
- Prime Timers of the Desert http://www.ptod-ps.org/
- Stonewall Golfers https://stonewallgolfers.com/#&panel1-1
- Your Women’s Circle https://yourwomenscircle.com/
Do you need help with Education/Financial Support?
- American Association of Daily Money Managers https://www.dailymoneymanager.com
- The L-Fund https://l-fund.org/
- Senior Advocates of The Desert http://www.saotd.org/
- Social Security Administration https://www.ssa.gov/
Do you want to make a difference?
- Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE) https://www.sageusa.org/
- Desert Stonewall Democrats https://www.desert-stonewall.org/
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) https://www.hrc.org/our-work
- Lambda Defense and Education Fund (LLDEF) https://www.lambdalegal.org/
- National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) https://www.nclrights.org/
- Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) https://oloc.org/
- Your Women’s Circle https://yourwomenscircle.com/
If you need help with housing, food, behavioral health, reduced cost services for medical care, food, job training in the Coachella Valley, click here: www.cvhip.com
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