Emergency cooling shelters set up in Coachella Valley

By on July 18, 2019

Riverside County is providing three overnight emergency cooling centers in the Coachella Valley.

The facilities, in Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs, are being paid for with funding from the state’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program, according to a statement on the Palm Springs website.

Palm Springs’ facility, which the city is operating with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, is at 225 S. El Cielo Road. 

Cathedral City’s  facility is at Community Presbyterian Church, 38-088 Chuperosa Lane. The Desert Hot Springs facility is at Word of Life Fellowship Center, 66-290 Estrella.

All three emergency centers are scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week through Sept. 30.

Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who represents much of the Coachella Valley, helped secure the funding for the shelters, according to the statement.