Desert Vista and Desert Rose - JFSSD
Moving Forward Together

Desert Vista and Desert Rose

Permanent Supportive Housing Program

Partnering with homeless individuals and families to build independent, successful lives.

With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Riverside County, the Inland Empire Health Program (IEHP), and the generosity of our donors, JFSSD provides permanent supportive housing and outreach services to formerly homeless individuals and families living with disabilities in Riverside County.

Our goal is to empower residents to secure permanent housing and overcome financial and functional barriers to thriving in mainstream society. Staff members conduct extensive outreach and provide intensive case management and supportive services to help program participants reach their goals.

Call Us: (760) 327-4394

Serving Riverside County

Office Location:
400 S. Farrell Dr., #B205
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Call Us: (760) 327-4394

Serving Riverside County

Office Location

Permanent Supportive Housing Program
400 S. Farrell Dr., #B205
Palm Springs, CA 92262

“Thank you for believing in me when no one else did.”


We offer a comprehensive system of support that includes:

Permanent Supportive Housing Program

We provide fully-furnished apartments in the Coachella Valley for homeless individuals and families based on HUD guidelines. All units are in close proximity to public transportation and essential services. Residents pay 30% of their adjusted income (based on HUD guidelines) towards rent and are provided with an extensive array of supportive services including:

  • Living skills classes
  • Budgeting classes and resources
  • Intensive case management
  • Community referrals and access to mainstream benefits
  • Employment assistance and referrals
  • Case management home visits
  • Food assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Assistance in obtaining ID and documents for SSI eligibility
  • Development of attainable goals and assisting the client in creating a monthly case plan
  • Assistance with mental and physical health services and referrals

Outreach and Street Outreach Services

JFSSD provides outreach services at its Palm Springs office as well as employing a team of street outreach workers who provide case management and supportive services. Such services include assessing housing, medical, and service needs while providing a compassionate approach for individuals and families who are unsheltered. Our goal is to overcome barriers that are impeding their ability to find safe and affordable housing. Participants are provided with extensive resources as well as:

  • Food and beverages
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Hygiene kits
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Backpacks
  • Bus Passes
  • Case management services
  • Enrollment into the County’s Coordinated Entry System (CES)
  • Housing applications
  • Free or Low-Cost ID Forms
  • Assistance in applying for SSI/SSDI
  • Access to medical care

Inland Empire Health Program (IEHP)

Under a contract with IEHP, JFSSD works with individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, formerly homeless with complex health/behavioral health conditions, and other vulnerable populations including those with criminal justice histories and those exiting institutions such as hospitals, residential treatment programs, and custody facilities. Services provided include:

  • Assistance with rental applications including applications for Section 8 vouchers
  • Mental health and living skills services and referrals
  • Establishing a case management plan to establish future goals
  • Accessing public benefits, educational opportunities, and employment services
  • Assistance with budgeting and money management
  • Referrals to medical care as appropriate
  • Assistance in obtaining food and clothing
  • Transportation assistance
  • Assistance with temporary or interim housing until permanent housing can be obtained
  • Eviction prevention counseling and advocacy
  • Coaching on developing and maintaining key relationships with landlords/property managers with a goal of fostering successful tenancy

“Libby entered Desert Vista after a long battle with addiction and chronic homeless. With long-term support from her JFS case manager and mental health specialist, Libby decided it was time for the next step. She enrolled into the local technical college for Medical Assisting and graduated with honors just over a month ago. Libby is now working fulltime job at a local urgent care, has rekindled her relationship with her daughter, and is planning on moving into her own apartment in Palm Springs. We are so excited for Libby and are blessed to have been given the privilege to walk with her on her journey for the last four years.”
– Inez, JFS Case Manager