More Resources

Dial 211

For information regarding all social services programs within Riverside County. Dial 211 from any phone, and an operator will give you a list of agencies within your area.

Utility Assistance

Community Action Partnership (CAP) 951-955-6408 Program to offset the cost of energy for Calif. low income households. HEAP provides a payment, once every calendar year, in the form of a direct payment to a utility company. CAP also help with weatherization. Call for more information.

Southern California Edison/Low Income Program 800-736-4777. Program for low-income customers should call about energy efficiency services to needy customers; efficient lighting, evaporative coolers and weatherization. Qualifying customers may also be eligible for a 15% discount on their electricity rates.

Community Pantry 951-929-1101. Programs for utility assistance and food.

Homeless/Shelters

County of Riverside, Department Public Social Services – Homeless division – John Purinton- 951-791-3324

Valley Restart 951766-7476

Project Touch 951-677-9661

Casa Youth Shelter 562-594-6825

Catholic Charities/Community Services 951-784-5020. Programs: Psychological counseling for individuals and family, case management, emergency food, diapers, clothing, and referrals. Emergency housing for needy transients with pre-arranged motel accommodations.

Operation Safehouse 951-351-4418, Programs: Short-term 24 hour shelter for runaways fand homeless youth ages 12-17 yrs. Individual, family and group counseling, substance abuse.

Food Pantries

Community Pantry 951-929-1101. Located in Hemet.