Supervisor Benoit To Dedicate Roy’s Desert Resource Center Thursday

News Release

2010


May 11

Supervisor Benoit To Dedicate Roy’s Desert Resource Center Thursday

PALM SPRINGS – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join Fifth District Supervisor Marion Ashley, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, county and Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) officials in a ceremony dedicating Roy’s Desert Resource Center Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 PM at 19-531 McLane Street in Palm Springs.  Refreshments and tours, available to the public for the first time, will be offered following the ceremony.

“I am pleased that all tenant improvements are complete and the facility can provide full services to homeless families and individuals in the Western Coachella Valley,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “The participating cities and county are able to accomplish what could not be done alone.  The entire Coachella Valley benefits with this new facility.”

Riverside County partnered with CVAG to build Roy’s Desert Resource Center, which offers services to families and single adults who are homeless in the Coachella Valley.  Named after the late Supervisor Roy Wilson, the center has capacity for 120 beds and offers meals, showers, laundry, and social services.

Eligible participants are transported to and from the site after gathering at strategically located transfer points.  Case managers screen participants then coordinate case management and a wide array of other services necessary to assist clients in transitioning from homelessness.  Since opening on December 21, 2009, Roy’s has placed 157 clients in housing.

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