Highlighting Desert Oasis Healthcare's support of local nonprofits throughout the Coachella Valley, High Desert, and other surrounding communities.
The American Heart Association (AHA) wants to ensure you live the longest, healthiest life possible. That’s why Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) has been the “Life is Why” sponsor for the AHA‘s Desert Communities Chapter for years.
We know that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are the two most common major diseases for Coachella Valley adults. DOHC urges our patients to “Check. Change. Control.” Check for symptoms of high blood pressure. Control your blood pressure through simple prevention measures. Change your lifestyle and seek treatment as necessary.
DOHC is proud to help raise awareness and funding for the AHA’s work through annual events like its annual Heart & Stroke Walk and Go Red for Women Luncheon.
Mizell Center has been serving the greater Palm Springs area since 1975 and is an acknowledged leader in active aging.
The Center is a place that thrives on the sound of friends chatting over lunch in the dining room, music being played by talented volunteer/member musicians, instruction from a certified coach in A Matter of Balance, Mizell’s falls prevention program, case management services, and linkage to resources in the community. Members, seasonal residents, and guests are warmly welcomed.
Memberships, class fees, and donations from the community, like the annual support received from Desert Oasis Healthcare, also help to provide funding for our Meals on Wheels Program. Meals on Wheels delivers 450+ meals each weekday to homebound seniors and nine congregant sites, such as other senior centers, from Whitewater to the Salton Sea.
Our drivers are frequently the only person a homebound senior will see on a daily basis, making Meals on Wheels so much more than just a delivery service. It’s one of the primary reasons that Mizell clients are able to age in place and retain their independence and dignity.
Additionally, the Desert Hot Springs Senior Center, which was founded in 1979, has been operated by Mizell Center under contract with the City of DHS since 2017. This is a place where senior citizens can receive services and resources including a lunch program, bingo, clubs, special events and guest speakers.
The Joslyn Center provides programs, services, and activities to improve the quality of life for seniors age 50+ in Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.
The center boasts a vast array of vital services designed to improve wellness and fitness of mind and body while addressing the specific needs of aging adults.
Joslyn also offers a variety of fun and exciting activities and social clubs such as lawn bowling, wood carving, ukulele strummers, bingo, and mah-jongg; just to name a few.
It is the mission of the Cathedral City Senior Center to improve the quality of life for those 55+ living in Cathedral City and surrounding communities. They assist all seniors, whether active our homebound, by providing services that channel energy, and relieve suffering – all to protect health and create greater happiness and well-being.
They offer activities and services including social, recreational, educational and health-related programs to over 600 members and many others from the community at large. They offer a myriad of programs, staffed by a group of dedicated people.
Members have an opportunity to associate with others, and make new friends. Activities include art classes, bingo, various crafts, card games such as bridge, bunco, mahjong, exercise classes, dance classes, computer classes, health related lectures and other activities.
The Yucca Valley Senior Center is operated by the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department and located in the Community Center Complex.
The Senior Center is a vibrant and welcoming place for residents of the Town of Yucca Valley to have a nutritious hot meal, shop in the all-volunteer thrift store that benefits the center or participate in one of the many activities offered to the senior community.
Activities include health and wellness lectures and activities, such as improving balance class, social hour, jam sessions, line dancing, tai chi and healthy cooking demonstrations.
Desert Oasis Healthcare regularly sends an RN-Health Educator to teach classes.
Senior Advocates of the Desert is the Coachella Valley’s only nonprofit social service organization dedicated exclusively to helping low-income seniors get the government benefits to which they are entitled, but have been unable to access on their own.
The assistance we provide often results in a livable income, food in the kitchen, a safe comfortable place to live, full healthcare benefits and in-home help that keeps seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes.
This also benefits our community as a whole and reduces the burdens on organizations such as food banks, emergency rooms and shelters.
No clients are denied assistance on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, religion or disability.
In the event a client needs emergency financial assistance, the client must demonstrate financial need.
Food In Need of Distribution, Inc. (FIND Food Bank) is dedicated to relieving hunger, the causes of hunger, and the problems associated with hunger through awareness, education, and mobilization of resources and community involvement.
FIND Food Bank – the Desert’s Regional Food Bank – is the area’s hub for information and action related to hunger and food insecurity.
FIND operates its warehouse under strict food-safety guidelines, continuously working to increase the nutritional value of the food assistance offered.
Fun FIND food fact: Nearly 50% of the meals FIND distributes are fresh produce!
Hanson House is a “home away from home” for the loved ones of critically ill and injured hospitalized patients. They also serve the needs of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment, parents of critically ill newborn babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), military families, and all families of First Responders.
Hanson House provides their services at low or no cost. Guests stay as long as their patient remains in critical condition. Some stays are as short as a few days and some stays are as long as several months.
The family atmosphere makes guests feel as comfortable as possible. Guests support and console each other daily in the common dining area.
The Hanson House Executive Director meets every family, assists with any special needs, helps families navigate the medical facility and local geographic area and gives an unending amount of emotional support.
Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) provides a local solution to a national problem – access to healthcare - and believes that everyone has the right to healthcare.
Services provided include primary medical and dental, among many others, at no cost to adults in the Coachella Valley who are uninsured or under-insured.
As a community safety net, the CVVIM Health Center treats the whole person by addressing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis.
CVVIM also treats acute conditions, such as, colds, flu, preventive medicine, diet, and emotional health.
In addition to direct patient care, CVVIM provides health education and wellness programs, case management and community referrals for patients.
DAP Health (DAP) is an advocacy-based health center in Palm Springs, CA serving over 8,000 patients, offering medical and mental healthcare, STI testing and treatment, dentistry, pharmacy, and lab. A variety of wraparound services enable patients to experience optimal health, including social services, support groups, alternative therapies, and other wellness services. Excellent HIV care is provided by the largest team of specialized clinicians in the area.
DAP opened one of California’s first COVID clinic and hotlines to offer screening, testing, and treatment. DAP is also working to address social determinants of health that are causing negative health outcomes during this pandemic, like food and housing insecurity, joblessness, isolation, and access to ongoing healthcare.
DAP’s sexual health clinic offers STI testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and HIV and HCV testing. DAP has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the twelfth consecutive year – landing DAP in the top 6% of nonprofits rated. The distinction recognizes that DAP exceeds industry standards in terms of financial health, accountability, and transparency.
HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) specializes in providing data that helps improve the social determinants of health that are the conditions where people live, learn, work, and play.
This includes factors such as the economy, education, social structures and support, neighborhoods and the built environment, and of course, healthcare.
A healthy community provides residents with education, jobs that pay a living wage, safe and affordable housing, social support, accessible and affordable healthcare, safety from discrimination and injustice, and much more.
HARC provides data to support these healthy communities in all aspects of health and wellness.
LifeStream Blood Bank is a local, nonprofit blood bank that provides blood products and services to 80+ southern California hospitals and medical facilities in six counties.
To fulfill patient need and make their mission a reality, LifeStream must collect 500 blood donations each day through their fixed-site donor centers in La Quinta and Rancho Mirage where generous, volunteer blood donors can give the gift of life
To further ensure the convenience and comfort of donors, LifeStream conducts about 1,700 mobile blood drives annually throughout our service area at schools, churches, businesses, government offices, hospitals and service clubs.
Desert Cancer Foundation is dedicated to helping pay for cancer care for local residents who need financial assistance.
Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF), a California 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 1994 to pay for cancer treatment of residents who lack health insurance or sufficient funds to pay for their medical care.
DCF has paid for cancer-related screening, diagnosis, and treatment valued at nearly $100 million, and has served more than 8,250 residents in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities with the cost of their cancer care needs.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
They work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias.
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
They are also the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.
In 1996, several groups of concerned patients, physicians, and advocates came together to create the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.
This new organization was formed to stand up for men and their families impacted by prostate cancer and become a political force for a cure.
Now known as ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, they provide much needed programs that positively impact the lives of both men at risk and men suffering from this disease.
They are providing men and families with educational resources and funding promising research for improved early detection options.
Their mantra to support, educate, and activate is mobilizing a like-minded, passionate, and multigenerational army of advocates across the country to end prostate cancer.
Greater Palm Springs Pride is a nonprofit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to promote the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBTQ+ community.
Palm Springs Pride supports the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.
They provide grants to organizations that directly impact the LGBTQ+ communities in the region.
Various fundraising vehicles are used to raise and earmark donations to the Pride Fund.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs (BGCPS) is to enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
BGCPS is committed to serving the youth in and around the City of Palm Springs.
They strive to instill strong character, leadership skills, academic success and healthy living habits among our members and see them through to high school graduation.
In doing so, BGCPS is committed to growing and retaining a solid membership foundation that will focus on pillars of community service, education, arts, and health and wellness.
AFP Inland Empire is a member of AFP International – an association of fundraising professionals. Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion.
AFP serves our profession through a Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, education, advocacy and communication to our members and the general public.
AFP's nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.
The AFP Inland Empire Chapter is comprised of professional fundraisers who represent a variety of educational, health and community-based institutions and nonprofits.