These resources are provided as a courtesy. Inclusion on this page does not constitute endorsement of the organization or their services. The L-Fund is not responsible or liable for any content contained therein.


Lift to Rise brings together community advocates and leaders in the public and private sectors to radically increase housing stability and economic mobility for everyone who calls the Coachella Valley home.


SafeHouse of the Desert, with community support, provides emergency shelter, intervention, and outreach services to run away, homeless or other youth in crisis. SafeHouse offers youth positive alternatives to becoming victims of the streets.


CVHC serves low-income individuals and families through its many housing programs.

In its single-family division, CVHC serves families who have a strong motivation to become homeowners but are unable to purchase housing on the open market. Its rental housing serves families and individuals looking for housing as a stepping stone to home-ownership, and individuals with special needs who are not accommodated by the private market. Its many community services programs provide much-needed services for children and adults.


CVRM meets the needs of Coachella Valley’s homeless, hungry, and hurting by providing basic needs today and helping people build new lives for a brighter tomorrow.

They offer emergency services like hot meals, safe shelter, medical care, and clothing. They also offer vocational training and recovery programs that transform lives.



Seniors face various challenges as they age. Finding senior housing that provides safety, as well as assistance or medical services as needed, is a difficult process for any senior. But for those who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, such as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex and asexual, exploring senior living options often means encountering discrimination and, at times, harassment as a result of their sexual preference. 

Thankfully, there are senior housing options throughout the United States that welcome LGBTQIA+ seniors. In this guide, seniors can access information about the different levels of senior care and what they offer, as well as lists of LGBTQIA+-friendly senior communities at each senior care level.

It is the mission of the Cathedral City Senior Center to improve the quality of life for seniors 55+ living in Cathedral City and surrounding communities. The purpose of the Center is to assist all seniors, from the active to the home-bound, by providing services that channel energy, relieve suffering and protect health, happiness, and well-being.



Brightline brings virtual behavioral and mental health care to families, when and where you need it. Brightline is designed specifically to support kids and teens with a range of behavioral health needs, so every family can thrive.


The CalHOPE Warm Line connects callers to other people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, and depression — emotions triggered by circumstances and events in everyday life. The peer counselors listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support, and guides callers to additional resources that can give hope and help them cope.


Shelter From The Storm, Inc. (SFTS) is the Coachella Valley’s only comprehensive domestic victim assistance service and shelter provider. Shelter From The Storm’s first priority is the safety of those who seek assistance. Our programs work with clients to meet their needs so they can look ahead to a safe horizon.
Shelter From The Storm’s toll free hotline is a gateway to assistance for the entire Coachella Valley; staffed by experienced advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Many hotline advocates are bilingual, providing crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to SFTS programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services.

Shelter From The Storm’s Hotlines:
24 Hour Toll Free Crisis Hotline: 800-775-6055
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 760-328-SAFE (7233)

The CARES Line is here to help. You’re not in this alone.
Call (800) 499-3008 if you need someone to talk to, are concerned about someone, need help finding a local resource, or assistance navigating the behavioral health be connected to mental health services.

Our staff of trained and experienced advisors is here to support you. Our team will assess your needs and connect you with the appropriate resource or assist with a mental health referral.

We are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Assistance available in English and Spanish (other languages can be made available as needed).

The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert is the only non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County run by and for LGBTQ people of all ages and identities. Its mission is to create a vibrant community by “helping LGBTQ people along their way.” The Center envisions a Coachella Valley with LGBTQ people living authentically and thriving in a supportive and inclusive community.


Jewish Family Services of the Desert provides for the social service needs of the Jewish and general community throughout the greater Coachella Valley; with a commitment to promote the well-being of people of all ages, incomes, and lifestyles. This includes:

Counseling services to adults, couples, families, children, adolescents, and seniors. Case management. Financial assistance. Food distribution. Homeless support & services. Camp scholarships. 760-325-4088

Created by conversion therapy survivors.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between survivors of conversion therapy and provide a support network to those harmed by the practice.

The Conversion Therapy Dropout Network is a 501c3 nonprofit and a network of conversion therapy survivors, or dropouts, that have come together to provide support for other dropouts to cope with their trauma.

We were formed to provide a space for conversion therapy survivors to heal and find solace in knowing they are not alone. We believe that knowing others who have experienced the same trauma and sharing your experiences helps heal the deep trauma felt by survivors.

Helping people gain insight about the dangers of alcohol. Alcohol Rehab Guide strives to create a stigma free zone where anyone who wishes to seek treatment can do so without feeling guilty. Treatment providers are waiting for your call.



Mizell’s Case Management program is a very personalized approach to well-being at every touch-point; shelter, food, comfort and physical and mental health.  Through their assessments, our Case Managers connect vulnerable seniors with critical community resources and local and government services.  Case Management services are free for any Coachella Valley senior age 62+ who is in need of a helping hand.  

Additionally, our Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Program staff prepare and deliver 600 meals every weekday to home-bound seniors, as well as to up to 8 other senior and community centers in support of their communal lunch programs, on routes that span the Valley from Whitewater all the way to the Salton Sea.  



As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), DAP HEALTH provides expert services and programs to Coachella Valley residents. We will help you explore flexible insurance options, sliding-scale payments, and special care options funded by the Ryan White program.

Medical care is just one aspect of healthy living. DAP helps connect clients to social services they are eligible for, ensuring they receive needed food, housing, transportation, and home health care support. We and the Department of Behavioral Health are proud to also offer in-person psychological services, as well as, Virtual Visits and phone visits via your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Connection to these programs are dependent on your eligibility which is determined by a case manager who evaluates cases based on certain criteria like income.


Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with groups, schools and local laundromats to wash the clothes and bedding of low-income and/or no-income families and individuals.

In Palm Springs, free laundry service is offered here:
1751 North Sunrise Way, D1
The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6 PM – 10 PM


Alzheimers Coachella Valley (ACV) responds to the needs of FAMILIES living with Alzheimer’s and other related disorders. Our emphasis is on the caregiver and the person with the diagnosis. Our programs focus on recognizing what is still available and the “spectrum of hope.”

If you or a family member are facing Alzheimer’s/Dementia, ACV can help now by providing support, education, socially interactive programs, and referrals to qualified local professionals.



The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.

DOR administers the largest vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs in the country – services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.



Whether you’re an aspiring or budding entrepreneur, we can help you create a small business that is profitable, sustainable, and successful in achieving your personal goals. we walk you through a step-by-step process to turn your business into a reality.

CVWBC hosts and instructs a variety of business development workshops, as well as offering entrepreneurial training program and business counseling geared specifically toward the unique challenges of women in business.