Our Services

Well in the Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id # 33-0694580. We are mobile now. Please check our contact page to reach us. Also, the Food Distribution at Churches is still on-going. Click HERE for food program schedule.

Here is a list of many of the services we offer to our clients:

  • Daily hot nutritious meal to over 135 people a day, 6 days a week

  • Sack lunches for the evenings and on Saturday’s

  • Home deliveries to seniors who are homebound or frail

  • Van transportation to hot lunch sites

  • Some transportation to medical and social service appointments

  • Emergency food boxes

  • Saturday food distribution of healthy foods to working families, seniors, veterans, the disabled, families with children

  • One way tickets home

  • Resume writing assistance

  •  Free notary service

  • Utility assistance

  • Assistance with food stamps, MISP, id’s and more

  • Clothing for job interviews and those who need them

  • Furniture for people in need

  • Morning coffee, rolls and fruit

  • Phone and mail service

  • Food distribution Saturday 6:00-9:00 AM.  *ID for everyone needing food and proof of residence are required to recieve assistance.

  • “Well Assist” program to downtown merchants and other business owners

  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter celebrations for all in need

  • Christmas presents for all the children

  • A family-friendly environment where all can feel welcome, cared about, and respected

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 20 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.

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.