Desert Sanctuary, Inc.

Desert Sanctuary, Inc.

Category Women's Health
Phone Number:  760-256-3733 Website Address:   http://desert-sanctuary.org/

Organization Background
Established in 1982, the mission of Desert Sanctuary, Inc. (DSI) is to provide for people in need, including, but not limited to, individuals and families affected by domestic abuse, and to provide a haven safe from violence; a place of temporary refuge. Their shelter services host over 30 beds, is ADA compliant, and provides for 30-day emergency stay, with extensions up to 6 months while working on legal, financial and educational goals. Counseling, groups and classes are designed to empower clients to provide for themselves and their children physically, emotionally and financially in an environment free from violence. The addition of egg-bearing chickens and a greenhouse have reaped tremendous therapeutic benefits to the shelter residents.

Grants

Year Amount Purpose
2020 $20,000 General operating support to provide relief during COVID-19.
2019 $25,000 The Valenzuela Foundation awarded DSI a $25,000 general operating support grant for the myriad of domestic violence services they provide to the rural North Desert area of San Bernardino County, a region with few other safety net resources.
2018 $15,000 General operating support of domestic violence shelter and services.