The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be celebrating its 49th year of service to the valley in 2020. The Mission has grown so very much in just the last few years, and they are serving more people than ever before. With a new campus built in 2011, a shelter expansion in 2015, and taking on three cooling center projects in summer 2019, CVRM has extended its service area to the entire Coachella Valley.
Darla Burkett, Executive Director of CVRM says, “We are so very grateful to the Coachella Valley community for all their strong support as we expand our services valley-wide. We are now serving hundreds of people on a daily basis, assisting them in transitioning into independent living.”
CVRM currently operates an Emergency Shelter and two long-term 6-month long residential programs on its main campus in Indio. They also accommodate mothers with children in their Family Shelter. These programs are made available to individuals desiring to have a better life. Over the course of the programs, clients are given the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma or GED, if not already acquired, and are enrolled in classes that will allow clients to gain educational, financial and life skills. Such classes would include, but are not limited to, math, English, financial management, grief recovery, computer literacy, work search, as well as, processing and parenting classes. Throughout the programs, clients participate in on-site job skills training in order to build practical work experience and references to include on their resumes.
CVRM is more than just a safe haven; it is a place where individuals who are broken or lost can seek a better life and leave with renewed hope. The mission readily attempts to provide all the necessary tools and resources needed in order to obtain its goal of returning clients back into the community who are ready to lead successful, independent, happy and healthy lives.
If you wish to learn more about the organization, feel free to visit their website www.cvrm.org or give them a call at 760-347-3512. CVRM could always use a helping hand, be a part of the solution and support an organization that is more than just a shelter.