760-347-3512 ext. 221
Who Are We?
Since 1971, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been an oasis, a place of refuge for the homeless and needy in our valley. We are a safe haven, a place of rest for the weary and a place where daily physical and spiritual needs may be met. Over the years the mission has continued 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 175,000 hot meals annually and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who do not shelter with us.
Those in need of recovery due to loss of job, home, health, emotional, mental or spiritual support or physical or substance abuse find themselves drawn to our ministry. We are to facilitate that reconciliation through the available means of this Mission, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, counseling and discipleship. Through these modalities we pave the way for them to be reconciled.
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission47470 Van Buren St.
Indio, CA 92202
Outstanding Needs of Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Non-Perishable Food Items
Cold Cereal, Oatmeal,Pasta, Rice, Beans, Canned Tomato Sauce, Canned Tomato Paste, Canned Diced Tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup Condiments Potatoes, Canned FruitWomen's Clothing
Underwear/ Bras - Gently used clothing of all size, Shoes of all sizes, SocksDisposeable Toiletries
Soap, Shampoo, Razors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene, Deodorant, Foot Powder/ Baby Powder Washcloths, TowelsMen's Clothing
Shoes of all sizes, Socks, Underwear, - Gently Used Collared Shirts, T-Shirts, Long Pants Jeans, Shorts (Large Sizes Especially NeededUrgent Need for Diapers
Urgent need for disposable diapers for children residing in our Family House. Thank youSOCKTOBER
Ask homeless men and women in the Coachella Valley what the rest of us can do to help and the answers usually fall into two categories: The practical and the intangible.
The practical: Socks, please.
On the practical side, men and women living on the street can always use more basic hygiene products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer and shampoo.
Perhaps more than any other single item, they need socks.
CVRM is celebrating “SOCKTOBER” and we need your help! We are asking our community to come together and help us replenish our “sock drawer”, so we can help those in need with the most basic of items. Please bring your donations of new or gently used socks for both men and women to your local CVRM collection box, or call 760-347-3512 Ext. 239 for more information.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
Serve a Meal
A good way to start volunteering at Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is by serving a meal. We serve three meals a day, seven days a week. Schedule yourself as frequently or infrequently as you would like! Meal times are: Breakfast: 5:30am – 7:30a Lunch: 10:30am – 12:45pm Dinner: 4:30pm – 6:00pm Duties: Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the clients and the homeless. Help with the preparation of some food items and light clean up. Qualifications: * Stand for at least one hour. * Lift 10 pounds. * Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.Mentors/Instructors/Tutors
To be a volunteer for one of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Program positions you must have the heart of a servant, have an inviting manner; and be an encourager. The CVRM Fellowship/Mentor is a one-on-one relationship building program. It is recommended that minimum of one-hour per week be set aside for interaction specific to the Fellowship/Mentor Application. Mentors develop a positive, God centered, relationship with a client who is participating in an intensive program of restorations. Mentors provide a strategic context for reminding individuals of God’s plan to restore their lives and for cheering progress towards their future. The Tutor/Instructor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: •Conduct sessions one-on-one or in a classroom. •Provide clients with academic assistance on the subjects assigned. •Evaluate client’s progress. •Provide bi-weekly written comments and observations on the client assigned. •Coordinate with the tutorial or Instructor Program staff regarding student attendance. •Schedule meetings with program Supervisor regarding particular students as needed.Group Service Day
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is a place where the church group can work together to be of service to others. For businesses, serving at CVRM provides a wonderful opportunity for employees to work together through a rewarding experience that is beneficial for the company, the employee and the entire community. Duties and Qualifications will vary depending on the project. Log onto www.cvrm.org/volunteercentralFood Prep
We could use volunteer support preparing meals. Meal demand has increased from over 750 meals per day to over 950 meals due to closure of West End Shelter. Thank you.