Friday, May 1 • 10:00 am
84110 Manila Street, Indio

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of its new Joel E. Smilow Annex, which will serve as an emergency shelter. The new building is located directly adjacent to the Rescue Mission at 84110 Manila St. The Annex consists of a 10,000 square foot building and will provide services for up to 75 men, women and children seeking emergency shelter.  Specifically, the Annex will provide 24 hr. care and shelter to the homeless while case management works to assist with individual referrals to either in-house residential programs or other local agencies.  It will include separate sleeping areas for men and women as well as serve as a 24-hour hot and cold weather shelter, providing refuge from extreme weather conditions.  Health to Hope, a local non-profit will lease and staff a space within the Annex for a medical / dental clinic. Now that this building is completed, CVRM will be able to reclaim much needed space for our expanding program, including our gym/multipurpose room.

Since 1971, the Rescue Mission has strived to meet the ever-growing needs of individuals, who for a variety of reasons, have found themselves without the basic necessities of life. A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 198,000 hot meals annually and provide 72,000 nights of safe shelter to men, women and children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who do not shelter at the Mission. More information on how to help support the Rescue Mission, and their programs, can be found at  The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is located at 47-470 Van Buren Street in Indio.