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Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:18

Covid-19 Financial Resources

Covid-19 Financial Resources. 

If your household income has been impacted by COVID-19, here is a list of local, regional, state, and national resources you can look into.

Local: 

  • United Way of the Desert (Financial Stability for people in need)

https://www.unitedwayofthedesert.org/financial-stability

  • Lift to Rise, Rental Assistance Fund – to open June 2, 2020 (Financial assistance for people in need)

https://www.lifttorise.org/protection

  • California Desert Arts Council, ‘Keep Art Alive’ (fund for Artists and Musicians)

https://cadesertarts.org/2020/04/keep-art-alive_announcement/

Rental Housing Assistance                                     

  • Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Affordable Housing Resources & Location Directory

https://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/home/showdocument?id=27517

  • Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

https://www.harivco.org/

  • Coachella Valley Housing First (Path of Life)

https://www.thepathoflife.com/cv-housing-first/

  • College Students- U-Haul 30 day free storage for college students

https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

  • CalFresh (SNAP)

http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/self-sufficiency/calfresh-snap

  • CalWorks (cash assistance)

http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/self-sufficiency/calworks

  • Apply for Child Care

http://dpss.co.riverside.ca.us/self-sufficiency/child-care

Utility Assistance & Relief 

https://ccsbriv.org/ Offers Utility Assistance for economically disadvantage or otherwise needy individuals and households.  Call (760) 342-0157 for more information.  If you are in need of utility assistance, please call Monday's after 2:00PM

https://www.capriverside.org/program/utilityassistanceprogram CAP Riverside administers the federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low income customers in Riverside County.   Eligibility for this program is based on the household’s total monthly gross income. 

  • Desert Community Energy- Offers significant savings on utility bills to qualifying low income households through financial programs such as CARE and FERA.If you're not currently participating in one of these financial assistance programs and are interested in learning more about how you can save up to 30% on your energy bill, call (760) 469-9284 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Desert Water Agency (DWA) - 

https://dwa.org/COVID Their Board of Directors Voted unanimously to waive all late fees and hold off on water shutoffs for 60 days starting March 17.

https://www.palmspringsdisposal.com/ Has announced a Customer Relief Package for residents and businesses. This package is designed to offer some relief to businesses and residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://coachellavalley.salvationarmy.org/ Provides utility assistance to low-income households.  Services are currently being provided remotely.  If you are in need of utility assistance, please call Monday's after 2:00 pm for funding availability.  Call (760) 324.2275 for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Relief from Financial Institutions-

  • Bank of America

https://about.bankofamerica.com/promo/assistance/client-assistance

  • Chase

https://www.chase.com/digital/resources/coronavirus?jp_cmp=rb/CV/off/stayconnected/na

  • S. Bank

https://www.usbank.com/splash/covid-19.html

  • Wells Fargo

https://www.wellsfargo.com/jump/enterprise/coronavirus-response


B
usinesses

  • Walgreens- Beginning March 13, 2020, Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation. There will be free delivery on any purchase on Walgreens.com beginning March 13, 2020 and until further notice, with no minimum purchase required.

  • CVS- Beginning March 9th, 2020, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications. 

State: 

  • Emergency Assistance for Bartenders

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

  • Restaurant Care (Emergency Assistance Restaurant Workers)

https://calrestfoundation.org/restaurants-care-application/

 

Published in Programs
Friday, 10 April 2020 19:27

Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group

Fridays @ 3pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Perry Wiggins

Join on Zoom – https://zoom.us/j/633304494

 

Who Cares? is a peer-led support group for those who are caring for their loved ones. As unpaid care givers, you can gain support from peers and know that we are here and that We Care!

Zoom meeting. https://zoom.us/j/633304494

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the password.

2 Friday Who Cares Caregiver Support Group

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Friday, 10 April 2020 18:07

Thursday Seated Well/Chair Yoga

Seated Wellness/Chair Yoga

Thursdays @ 10am (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Lynn Simonson

Join on Zoom – http://bit.ly/lynnyoga

Engage in gentle seated stretches, grounding breath techniques and calming guided meditations

2 Thursday Seated Wellness Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 17:37

Women's Chat Zoom

Women’s Chat

Thursdays @ 10:30am – 12pm  (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Kim Kieler

Join On Zoom – https://zoom.us/j/390232078

Inspiring Friendships. This chat group is for all women (no matter how you identify) to discuss topics of interest and find connection.

1 Thursday Women's Chat Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 17:25

Wednesday Knit Together

Knit Together

Wednesdays @ 3pm – 5pm  (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Doug Morris

Join on Zoom – Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join.

Need some company? Then drop in and stay for a minute or two hours while we keep one another in stitches.

2 Wednesday Knit Together Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 17:12

LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout

Wednesdays @ 3pm – 4pm  (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Miguel Navarro

Register to join on Zoom - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduGhpzwqYWMf76kFpULja701iexIHA

LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout. If you’re between the ages of 14-20 and need a safe space to connect with other LGBTQ+ youth, Zoom by for a minute or longer.

1 Wednesday LGBTQ+ Youth Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 17:09

Managing Emotions During a Pandemic

Tuesdays @ 11am (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Jill Hingston Ph.D

Join on Zoom – http://bit.ly/thecentermanaging2

Hear from our Clinical Internship Director about tools you can use to self-regulate and self-care during times of crisis and anxiety.

2 Tuesday Managing Emotions Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 16:53

Seated Wellness / Chair Yoga

Seated Wellness/Chair Yoga

Tuesdays @ 10am (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Lynn Simonson

Join on Zoom – http://bit.ly/lynnyoga

Engage in gentle seated stretches, grounding breath techniques and calming guided meditations.

1 Tuesday Seated Wellness Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 16:40

Monday Knit Together

 

Knit Together

Mondays @ 3pm-5pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Doug Morris

Join on Zoom – Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join.

Need some company? Then drop in and stay for a minute or two hours while we keep one another in stitches.

 

2 Monday Zoom Knit together Main Page

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Friday, 10 April 2020 15:05

Social Caring in the Face of Quaratine

Mondays @ 11am (Pacific Standard Time)

Hosted by Alexis Ortega

            Join on Zoom – http://bit.ly/thecentersocialcaring2

           

Chat with us about what it means to care for ourselves and each other when we’re not able to physically be near each other.

 

1 Monday Social Caring Main Page

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    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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