The community resources can be explored by following the links provided below. These links are not meant to be exhaustive and will be updated periodically. If you feel a resource of relevance is missing or if you have any questions or comments, you can contact us at Resources@lkaps.org.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
(Access to medical care, prescription coverage, state HIV/AIDS hotlines, find a provider, ADAP).
Comprehensive HIV Care: DAP Health
(Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing, Food, Transportation and Case Management. Most services administered through the Ryan White Program and limited to those who qualify. Consult the website for specifics.)
General LGBT Resources: The LGBTQ Center of the Desert
(Crisis management, emotional health, recovery, clinicians, suicide prevention, healthcare, homelessness, food distribution, marriage mediation and divorce, general support & well-being, senior & disabled support, assisted living, veterans, employment, domestic violence, undocumented immigration, legal assistance, Desert LGBT Organizations, Other resources).
Life and Estate Planning: PALS Planning Ahead for Lesbian and Gay Seniors
(Crisis management, housing, medical care and management, end of life information, legal advice fiduciary services (wills, trusts, etc.), transportation, housing, community support for seniors and socialization)
Senior Advocates of the Desert
(Crisis management, food assistance, emergency shelter, area senior community centers, transportation, legal advice and fiduciary services).
Mizell (Senior) Center
Nutrition, Social Services, and Case Management
(Medi-Cal, Cal Fresh (supplemental food assistance), in-home support services, affordable housing, social security and medicare applications, doctor, dentist, vision, hearing, counseling, transportation referrals, utility assistance applications, low cost medical equipment). Some programs are for ages 60+ and some have income restrictions.
For more information or assistance with services, contact Denise Woodruff at 760-323-5689, ext. 124 or email her at email@example.com.
HIV & Aging: HARP HIV + Aging Research Project Palm Springs
(Links to various services related to monkeypox, covid and HIV/Aging and Research)
Inland Empire/Riverside County/Coachella Valley Resources:
Another source of help with housing, food, behavioral health, reduced cost services for medical care, job training in the Coachella Valley/Inland Empire
AAP Food Samaritans
Nutritional Support for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
Special needs assistance for transgender and low income which includes Universal Basic Income Program ($800/month for 18 months Administered by DAP Health), mental health and housing for victims of domestic violence.
Income Based Utility Assistance Programs
Southern California Edison (SCE) Bill Assistance Programs
(up to 30% discount) Phone: 800-447-6620.
Desert Water Agency (DWA)
($200 credit renewable annually) 760-323-4971 x183
Note: If you are not in the Palm Springs area, check to see if similar programs are available through your local utility service provider.
Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) Bill Assistance Programs
(up to 20% discount) 800-427-2200
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.
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