We help people through intervention & advocacy.


Welcome to the Well in the Desert website. 

You will gain much information here about the Well and what we do. The most important component of what we do - along with all of the services we offer - is that we give hope, love, compassion, and dignity to those we serve. 

We do not give up on those who are lost, never stop caring about what they are going through, never stop thinking they can overcome their troubles.  We call ourselves the family of the Well.  We invite you to become part of it in whatever way you choose.

programs for poverty prevention,
services for poverty intervention,
and an organized effort
to advocate for the poor.


Well in the Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Tax id:33-0694580


Our presence in Palm Springs over the last 23 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 these services to all in the City of Palm Springs.

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”.

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.

Your Donation to
Well in the Desert
means so much.
Please donate today.
— Arlene Rosenthal


Arlene Rosenthal

Arlene Rosenthal

Financial donations are what keep “food on the table.” We exist because of individual donors like yourself. No donation is too small, nor too big. Our yearly budget of $450,000.00 provides food and services to thousands of people. Churches, individuals and Foundations are what make it possible for us to do our job of helping others.


What We Do - Informational Video

Please click the “Donate” button above for online donations
via Paypal, or send your check to:

Well in the Desert
PO Box 5312
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Well in the Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id # 33-0694580.

Your donation is 100% tax deductible, please consult
your tax expert for more information on charitable giving.
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