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Local Assistance Center to Open for Coachella Valley Residents and Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Hilary

August 31, 2023


CATHEDRAL CITY – The Riverside County Emergency Management Department, in coordination with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, county departments, local, state and federal agencies, and other organizations, is opening a Local Assistance Center Wednesday through Friday next week for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Hilary.

The center will be at the Cathedral City Library, located at 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, September 6-8.

The Local Assistance Center will provide resources and services from many different agencies. It is for residents and businesses, and open to all residents and businesses in the Coachella Valley that have been impacted.

“Hurricane Hilary affected our entire Coachella Valley, including every city and unincorporated community in the valley,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “That’s why this Local Assistance Center is open to all residents and businesses in the Coachella Valley. This center will be helpful for people to connect to agencies that are working to help the valley recover.”

Agencies will be available to provide services that include housing, behavioral health, social services and CalFresh, and assistance with completing forms to report damages.

The Riverside County Emergency Management Department encourages residents and businesses to report damages via an online form at or by calling 2-1-1. This form is not an application for assistance nor a guarantee of any benefits. This form is to assist the County Emergency Management Department in determining the extent of damages from the natural disaster, and provide information that can be used to help the county qualify for any state or federal disaster programs to seek assistance for individuals.

The following agencies are anticipated to be available at the Local Assistance Center:
County Departments:

Riverside University Health System – Public Health
Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health
Riverside County Office on Aging
Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
Riverside County Housing and Workforce Solutions Department

Local, State and Federal Agencies:
City of Cathedral City
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California Department of Housing and Community Development
Social Security Administration

Non-Government Organizations:
Salvation Army
American Red Cross
Team Rubicon
FIND Food Bank
United Policy Holder

Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the Fourth Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The largest district in the county by geography, the 4th District covers eastern Riverside County, from Whitewater, stretching across the entire Coachella Valley south to the Salton Sea, up Highway 74 to Idyllwild and the mountain communities, and heading east of the Coachella Valley to Blythe and the Colorado River.

Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.