June 17, 2019
New facility means easier access to benefits for Coachella area
Residents in Coachella and surrounding communities will soon have closer access to multiple services that can improve their quality of life. This Thursday, June 20, a ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the celebration of a new Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) full-service office in Coachella.
At the office, individuals and families in need can obtain temporary cash assistance, medical insurance, food assistance and job placement and job skills training.
”Our programs serve and support individuals and families to achieve and sustain their health, well-being, and economic independence,” said Sayori Baldwin, Managing Director at DPSS. “By opening this facility, we will make access to essential services and benefits much easier for our communities to obtain in the Coachella Valley.”
DPSS expects the new office to serve more than 50,000 people every year from these nearby Coachella Valley communities: Desert Center, Eagle Mountain, Hayfield, Salton Sea, Desert Shores, Thermal, Mecca, Desert Beach, North Shore, Mortmar and Desert Camp.
“This beautiful new office brings closer access to services, back-to-work programs and training for residents of disadvantaged communities in the eastern Coachella Valley,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “It is not only a place where families can get help with temporary assistance programs to be self-sufficient, but also the front lines where county employees each day work to address poverty, inequity, social justice in the Coachella Valley.”
The Coachella office will open to the public by early July and will handle programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFresh, General Assistance, CalWORKs, Child Care and Welfare to Work.
Again, DPSS will celebrate the new facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
WHEN: Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 1283 6th Street, Coachella
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