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Desert Healthcare Foundation raising funds for overnight homeless shelters

KESQ spotlights homeless fund
To help fund the shelters, the Desert Health Care District and Foundation created the Summer Homeless Survival Fund. It would supply some of the $280,000 needed to have an overnight shelter in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Desert Hot Springs through the summer. 
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Healthcare Foundation launches emergency summer homeless fund

Homeless Asleep on Bench



The Desert Healthcare Foundation — in partnership with Riverside County, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, and desert cities such as Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs — is working on a plan to establish emergency overnight homeless shelters during the summer months. We need your help. 

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Riverside County, Palm Springs need $250,000 to fund emergency summer homeless shelters

Riverside County and the city of Palm Springs are working on a $250,000 emergency plan that would place 24-hour cooling centers in western Coachella Valley. A fundraising campaign was launched for a new Summer Homeless Survival Fund, managed by the Desert Healthcare District/Foundation, but utilized by Riverside County and the city of Palm Springs to address the emergency needs. 




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District Board welcomes medical doctor as new CEO

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board of Directors named Dr. Conrado E. Bárzaga as its new chief executive officer on Tuesday, June 11. Dr. Bárzaga brings more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit leader in the public health and public policy field.
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Desert Healthcare District works to redraw election zone lines and wants your input

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation wants residents to help decide where re-zoning lines will be drawn in preparation for next year's elections, when four seats will be voted upon. The aim is to include portions of the valley in each zone that are similar, not just in health needs, but also in demographic areas.
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Community Listening Forum: Indio

Indio Community Listening Forum (3 of 6)
March 28, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Employment Development Department Center
44199 Monroe St., Indio, CA 92201

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Community Listening Forum: Coachella

Coachella Community Listening Forum (2 of 6)

March 7, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

Coachella Library

1500 6th St., Coachella, CA 92236

 











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Community Listening Forum: North Shore

North Shore Community Listening Forum (4 of 6)
April 4, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
North Shore Beach and Yacht Club
99155 Sea View Drive, Mecca, CA 92254

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Community Listening Forum: La Quinta

La Quinta Community Listening Forum (5 of 6)
April 11, 2019 (5 - 7 p.m.)
La Quinta Medical Center - JFK Education Center, Conference Room #150
47-647 Caleo Bay, La Quinta, CA 92253



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Community Listening Forum: Sun City Palm Desert

Sun City Palm Desert Community Listening Forum (6 of 6)
April 18, 2019 (5:30 - 7 p.m.)
Sun City Palm Desert - Sunset View Clubhouse (Canyon/Palm Room)
36890 Del Webb Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

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East Valley residents identify health priorities

Residents reveal health needs
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation staff recently hosted six community listening forums across the newly annexed area of the District: Mecca, North Shore, Coachella, La Quinta, Sun City Palm Desert and Indio. The goal of the forums was to start to understand the needs and priorities of the newly annexed area. Here's what we learned:
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Mecca Community Listening Forum (1 of 6)

February 21, 2019 (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) 

Boys and Girls Club 

91391 66th Ave., Mecca, CA 92254

 




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District presents new proposed zone maps

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is hosting public hearings this spring and next fall to give valley residents opportunities to review proposed maps that divide the District into geographic zones. Residents' participation is key to the process to redraw the District from five to seven zones.


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