During these unprecedented times, we are all on high alert with concern for others. We want to share with you that Martha’s Village and Kitchen remains fully operational and is evaluating solutions and ongoing best practices to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe while connected to essential services, including the many that experience poverty, homelessness and chronic illness.
We continue to provide meals, showers, and employment training. Martha’s Village provides temporary housing to 120 individuals, including families with children, in our facility each night. The Borrego Health Clinic at Martha’s Village and Child Care Center remain open. The Martha’s Village team is committed and provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to the fast-changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we are responding to an increase in infection prevention and control, coordination, planning, and monitoring, all while the need for our services is increasing. We have highlighted our programs and services that can provide immediate relief to those who are experiencing financial hardships due the COVID-19 pandemic.
This vital program provides over 35,000 crucial units of emergency services to impoverished members of the community annually. Critical community needs that are addressed are nutritional emergency food boxes, clothing vouchers, crucial infant supplies, and so much more. Monthly, dedicated volunteers prepare bags of donated groceries like fresh vegetables, rice, beans, and other basic essentials for distribution to local neighbors in need. Other emergency services offered by Martha’s Village includes the public shower program.Learn More
Martha’s Village serves over a quarter of a million hot nutritional meals annually to more than 6,000 impoverished children and adults. All menus served at Martha’s are based on FDA published guidelines.Learn More
Career & Education
The center provides access to employment preparation, career development assistance and on site presentations by numerous local collaborating partners to more than 500 residents and non-residents annually. Courses in adult basic education, GED classes, English as a second language and computer skills are provided as well.Learn More
Martha’s Village has partnered with Borrego Health who operates a community health center open to the public. This partnership provides an array of health services for the homeless in our community and provides access to care for the general public in the city of Indio and surrounding areas. Borrego Health can be reached by calling 760-391-6000.Learn More
Case managers provide case management services based on National Best Practices Standards establishing an individualized case plan based on each individual’s unique needs which includes setting and accomplishing goals, transportation, advocacy, budgeting skills, housing counseling and connecting residents to community resources.Learn More