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Thank you to our generous supporters who have asked to make recurring monthly donations to support the work of Well in the Desert. By signing up with monthly support, you’re helping us support the community every day throughout the year.

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

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please check with your accountant for your specific guidelines.


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Jim Gross (left), Arlene Rosenthal and Erik Rosenow (right) from El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood Organization, ERVENO – The 1,000 donation check from ERVENO represents their commitment to improving the quality of life for all who call Palm Springs home.

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.

Well in the Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id # 33-0694580.
Your donations, all tax deductible, can be sent to:
Well in the Desert, P.O. Box 5312, Palm Springs, 92263. 

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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.