Well in the Desert is honored to be a participating charity for
Barry Manilow’s
at the McCallum Theater
Tickets on sale
Monday, May 22nd at 10 am PDT
  General public and VIP Premium tickets will go on sale exclusively online at www.agiftofloveiv.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818.  All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase. Please select Well in the Desert for us to receive your support! Tickets will not be available at the McCallum box office.

Mr. Manilow is contributing his performances to the A Gift of Love IV concerts and will not be compensated.

 or Call 424-298-4818
REMEMBER to designate Well in the Desert when purchasing your tickets!

Our New Cooling Center

Starting July 3, 2017, The Well in the Desert is pleased to announce the opening of our Cooling/Drop-in Center located at
441 S. Calle Encilia, Palm Springs, CA, 92262, one block north of Indian Canyon, off of Ramon.

Daily summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and extended to 8:00 p.m. in severe heat.
Snacks, coffee, fruit, showers, clean clothes, information and forms are provided.  Visitors may stay in the building as long as they access our lunch sites by shuttle.  Eating a solid meal is a requirement of being at the building, unless one is there after mealtime ends, which is 1:00 p.m.
This is a non-smoking facility and smoking IS NOT allowed outdoors.  Guests must remain in the building, per our agreement with the City.
Please enjoy a cool environment.  We at the Well invite you to be our guests.

Only 12 percent of all our funds go to administrative services, everything else is for client assistance and services. We know who we are by our work and our deeds. Join our list of Partners and Sponsors today.

Please join us as together we help provide for others who will be lifted by the good we share with them.

Your donations, all tax deductible, can be sent to:
Well in the Desert, P.O. Box 5312, Palm Springs, 92263. 

Our Services

Well in the Desert update: April 2017

Hi everyone………….When they go low, we go high

The Well is mobile now. We are building-free! We are rising above any doubt or negativity and actually will be able to increase our services in ways we have only dreamed of! We can do more and with your support, we will!
You will see our vans out early in the morning serving coffee and sweet rolls, water and fruit, along with needed articles of clothing, toiletries and more to those homeless and on the streets.
You will see our vans out during the day picking people up from downtown and other places to take to hot meals. We are expanding our outreach services to include Saturdays and Sundays because homelessness is NOT a 9-5 office job and neither is offering services. It’s every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we will be, too, by taking one step at a time.

We offer hot meals daily at our church sites! We are in the process of researching mobile shower and restroom services for our clients’ comfort and the health of all.

We are confident that those from the City who have said help is on the way will find a building that will serve as a cooling center for those living outside and in cars during the grueling summer days.

If you see people on the streets who need help please call
Bryan at (760) 835-8466
or Arlene at (760) 323-8353
and we will try to dispatch someone with water and a smile to compassionately do what we can. We have nowhere to invite them to go, nowhere they can be out of the elements, but we can offer them company and a little hope that they are not forgotten, at least not by us.

If you have donations of non-perishable food or gently worn clothing items, you can drop them off at our lunch sites. The list of sites and days is available on our website.

Please consider increasing your financial donations as we approach summer. Help us help them. We need your donations more than ever and appreciate the outpouring of support and love so many of you have given us for so long. You may simply click on the link on this page that says SHOP NOW or send your check or money order to:

Well in the Desert
P.O. Box 5312
P.S. 92263.

And, please share this post so others do understand our mission remains strong and so do our hearts with your help and support

We thank you all so very much. Arlene




The Well in the Desert is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides daily nutritious hot meals, emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution and a wide array of services through  advocacy to those affected by poverty, including the working poor, the homeless, seniors, the handicapped and others in need throughout the western end of the Coachella Valley. Our mission fuels programs for poverty prevention, direct services for poverty intervention, and an organized effort to advocate for the poor.


Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 28th,  Noon – 4 p.m.   Desert Memorial Park,  Ramon and Davall
Honoring the late Supervisor Roy Wilson
Music, Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico, Aztecan dancers, and more.
Food for sale, face painting, free haircuts, activities for children.
FREE to the public.

Desert Jam Session

 Monday, November 28, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.    Doors open at 6:15.
Cascade Lounge at the Spa Casino, Palm Springs.
“Jammy Honoree”,   Mr. Bill Marx
An evening of jamming with local musicians and others, and presenting, once again,  Chris Gore and the Jackson Garret band.
$85.00  includes a wide array of heavy appetizers, with a no-host bar.
Reservations can be made in advance by calling:  (760) 323-8353.
No smoking is allowed in the Lounge.
All proceeds go to support the Food Programs of the Well in the Desert.

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Save the Date!

Fools Folly

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   In the Bougainvillea Room at Spencer’s Restaurant
Honorees, reception, sit-down lunch, music program.
Watch for more details.

Contact hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.- Please call (760) 656-8905
Contact hours: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.- Please call (760) 835-8466