PALM SPRINGS – Today, Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, and Martha’s Village CEO, Linda Barrack, announced that the summer cooling shelter located at the Palm Springs United Methodist Church will extend its operations through October. The contract was supposed to end on September 30th, but Supervisor Perez was able to secure an additional month’s worth of funding for Martha’s Village to continue its operations. The Palm Springs United Methodist Church’s leadership also agreed to the extension.
“I am so pleased we were able to find additional resources for this valuable summer resource. I want to thank Martha’s Village, the Palm Springs United Methodist Church, the Desert Healthcare District, and the City of Palm Springs for the collaborative partnership we have had in this operation,” said Supervisor Perez.
Linda Barrack stated, “We have been so honored to be a part of this operation this summer and look forward to providing the shelter and wrap around case management services for an additional month.”
This is the third year that the county has provided funding for summer warm weather shelters. This year, the operation went from just overnight to 24 hours, providing greater levels of case management and access to permanent housing opportunities.
For questions about the cooling shelter, contact Martha’s Village & Kitchen at 760-424-8241.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.