Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
Desert Autism Foundation
The mission of the Desert Autism Foundation is to help local families dealing with the challenges of raising a child with Autism by making therapies more affordable.
What’s unique about the funds we raise is that they stretch further through our efforts to negotiate special rates through some of the local occupational, music, speech and social therapists. That means every dollar that is raised equates to a much higher value in services to local children with autism. Parents are able to access these therapists through a small copay verses their full hourly rates – allowing for affordable, consistent therapy that can truly change these kids’ lives.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication skills. A person with Autism may exhibit repeated body movements, unusual responses to people or attachments to objects, and resistance to changes in routine. Autism has been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 68 individuals and is the fastest growing developmental disability in the country. A child is diagnosed with Autism every 20 minutes.
Living Free Animal Sanctuary
War Horse CreekWar Horse Creek at Living Free Animal Sanctuary is a comprehensive retraining program using equine-assisted therapy to help veterans reintegrate into the civilian world. Our immersive program is unlike any other. It will provide life skills training, education and career guidance with a focus on post-traumatic growth. To learn more about War Horse Creek go to www.warhorsecreek.org or call (951) 659-4687.
The Narrow Door
Well In The Desert
The Well in the Desert is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides daily nutritious hot meals, emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution and a wide array of services through advocacy to those affected by poverty, including the working poor, the homeless, seniors, the handicapped and others in need throughout the western end of the Coachella Valley. Our mission fuels programs for poverty prevention, direct services for poverty intervention, and an organized effort to advocate for the poor.