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|What We Do|
|The Well in the Desert is an organization that was created for humanitarian reasons; to help feed, clothe
and serve people in need; the homeless, the elderly poor, the working poor, families with children.
We offer a daily hot meal program to over 125 people a day, six days a week, and sack lunches on Saturdays. We provide referral services daily, from mail and phone service to re-entry into jobs and living quarters, and much needed personal support for those who are in very difficult situations. Every Saturday we operate our food distribution program that serves seniors, the disabled, low income families with children, low income individuals and unmarried couples, individuals without children, and anyone in need. We see 150-200 plus people each week who take home groceries for food preparation. These foods help feed over 2000 people monthly, and more, and many times help individuals not to have to choose between paying for food or rent.
Our staff is comprised of an Administrator who oversees all functions of the Well, an Office Manager, staff who manage and run our Food Distribution site at 181 N. Indian, part-time chefs, and a crew of ten who shop who do all the tasks that relate to our lunch programs, home food deliveries, food acquistion, fundraisers and everything else that makes the Well run smoothly.
The numbers of those in need are growing. More people come in for emergency food help on a much more frequent basis. We are also projecting that we will see a growth in numbers as veterans return home from both Iraq and Afghanistan and as the economy continues to worsen.
We have been able to partner with landlords who have reduced rents on houses to help enable over 20 people find places to live and get off the streets. In exchange the tenants have fixed up these houses from the disrepair they were in and made themselves proud to be productive and to have a place to live.
Our funding comes from grants, church partners and individuals.
We have made huge strides over the years and are known by all for the good work we do. Our late Supervisor Roy Wilson described us as "the safety net for the western end of the Coachella Valley".
Our presence in Palm Springs over the last 16 years has been vital to both those in need and the community at large. We are a positive force in the community, and will continue to provide much needed services to all in the City of Palm Springs. It was an honor to receive the humanitarian award for Community Service from the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission, and we shall continue to live up to those standards of service for as long as the needs are there.
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