Anderson Children's Foundation

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Family House Day Room Furniture 2018-2019

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, based in Indio, provides emergency food, shelter, transitional housing programs with case management and wrap-around services to men, women and children. CVRM also assists those hovering on the edge of homelessness by providing food boxes, meals, and a cooling / warming center. Every year, CVRM hosts Back to School backpack and Holiday toy giveaways. Last year, over 3000 unduplicated individuals were provided emergency services. Of those, 162 were children with their mothers. Over 80% of these children and their moms went on to live in CVRM Family House. Of these clients, over 75% arrived seeking rest and refuge after fleeing domestic violence without sufficient resources to support themselves and their children. While in residence, mothers participate in CVRM 6-12 month residential programs designed to restore them and their children to the community.

The number of homeless mothers with children arriving at CVRM has increased dramatically. Many reside in the Emergency Annex Shelter while waiting for either a vacancy in the Family House or a referral to other housing. CVRM also assists families hovering on the edge of homelessness by providing food boxes, meals, and a cooling / warming center. Every year, CVRM hosts Back to School backpack and Holiday toy giveaways.

Grant funding will enhance existing Family House Dayroom furniture to family friendly designed, hygienic and durable furniture that will hold up to the use of hundreds of children and moms.

CVRM's goal is to provide children and their mothers safe and secure refuge and services as a stepping stone for these families to move forward and return to the community as happy, healthy and independent.

Emergency Services for Mothers and Children in a Housing Crisis (2017-2018)

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, based in Indio, provides emergency food, shelter, transitional housing programs with case management and wrap-around services to men, women and children. Last year, 1489 unduplicated individuals were provided emergency shelter. Of those, 162 were children with their mothers. Over 65% of these children and their moms went on to live in CVRM Family House. Of these clients, over 85% arrived seeking rest and refuge after fleeing domestic violence without sufficient resources to support themselves and their children. While in residence, mothers participate in CVRM 12 month residential programs designed to restore them and their children to the community.

The number of homeless mothers with children arriving at CVRM has increased dramatically. Many reside in the Emergency Annex Shelter while waiting for either a vacancy in the Family House or a referral to other housing. A portion of the ACF grant will fund a shaded playground set for these children along with shaded picnic tables for their moms. The remainder of the grant funding will be used to enhance the existing security system to add 3 cameras to monitor the Family House Inner Courtyard as well as outer areas leading to the Family House entry gates.

CVRM's goal is to provide children and their mothers safe and secure refuge and services as a stepping stone for these families to move forward and return to the community as happy, healthy and independent.

Contact Person: Sherry Finke

Contact Email: sfinke@cvrm.org