By Craig Michaels
If you have been looking for a way to help the homeless in our Valley here is another opportunity. The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission invites everyone to be a “Champion for Change” on February 27, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells to celebrate the Rescue Mission’s 49 years of providing love, care and refuge to the hungry, homeless and hurting. The annual fundraiser will feature a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, then dinner and live entertainment by Frank DiSalvo.
The Rescue Mission was founded in 1971 and provides food, clothing, and safe shelter to anyone in need. Additionally, CVRM helps people end their cycle of homelessness with extensive counseling, job training, and job placement services. They are the only emergency shelter between Blythe and San Diego that offers wrap-around Services. The Rescue Mission provided over 200,000 meals and 89,000 nights of shelter in 2016. In addition, their rate of success for those entering a residential program and emerging fully employed and able to move into their own housing, is an astounding 82%. This spring, the Rescue Mission will complete construction of the CVRM Annex to house their Emergency Overnight Shelter. Following that, 24-hour care for those in crisis will be available, which case management works to obtain referrals to either in-house programs or other local agencies.