Helping People in Need

Idyllwild HELP Center Mission Statement:

"To Help Those in Need"


Our History How We Started Helping

In 1992, a small group of neighbors thought of a way to help people when times get tough. They wanted to provide support when there were illnesses, lack of food, or when someone needed clothes. Today, the dream of those founders continues to be a reality thanks to the hard work of the board of directors, staff, community partners, and many volunteers working together. The Idyllwild Help Center takes care of the needs of more than 350 people, and the passion to help even more individuals is very much alive. 2022 marks our 30 years of service to our incredible mountain community.

Community Partners

  • Idyllwild Bible Church
  • Idyllwild Community Church
  • Woodies Video

About Us

Idyllwild Help Center Staff

Executive Director Colleen Meyer
Executive Director Colleen Meyer
Administrative Assistant Kim Negrete
Administrative Assistant Kim Negrete
Client Services Administrator Skye Zambrana
Client Services Administrator Skye Zambrana

Idyllwild Help Center Thrift Store Staff

Thrift Store Manager Julia Ledesma
Thrift Store Manager Julia Ledesma
Thrift Store Staff Leanne Issac
Thrift Store Staff Leanne Issac
Thrift Store Staff Ven Sanchez
Thrift Store Staff Ven Sanchez
Thrift Store Staff Carmen Park
Thrift Store Staff Carmen Park

Need Assistance?

We would love to help you with getting back on your feet. Here’s a list of relief supplies and social services you can benefit from as one of our clients:

  • Hygiene products
  • Non-perishable food
  • Firewood for heating
  • Food vouchers (based on funding availability)
  • For local grocery stores
  • Utility assistance (based on funding availability)
  • Set amount for your electric or propane bill
  • Medical assistance grants (based on funding availability)
  • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic appointments
  • Glasses, prescriptions, over-the-counter medicine
  • Gas vouchers to doctor appointments off the hill
  • Idyllwild Children’s Fund
  • Holiday Angel Tree program
  • Vouchers for Town Hall Sports, Idyllwild Arts classes
  • Back to school vouchers for clothing and school supplies

Projects Featured in the Media

We will always be here to help our community. Read articles that feature our hard work:

An Article About Us in the Desert Sun!

A News Story About Us From NBC’s Kitty Alvarado!

IHC Office Staff

Connect With Us

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or concerns about our social services, please fill out the form linked below.