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Welcome to College of the Desert!

May 19, 2022

College of the Desert is one of over 115 community colleges in California and a vital part of the world’s largest system of higher education. The governing body of College of the Desert is the Desert Community College District, which has five elected members on its Board of Trustees and a Student Trustee elected by…

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The Desert Hot Springs Senior Center Is Open For Business!

May 18, 2022

The Riverside County Office on Aging Senior Nutrition Program, through the Mizell Center, provides meals to qualified seniors Monday through Friday at the DHS Senior Center. Interested individuals 60 years and over may apply for the program at the Senior Center. Once approved and on the list, participants may call each morning beginning at 8:00…

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One Of Our Most Valuable Resources In The Coachella Valley — The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (aka “The Center”)

May 18, 2022

MISSION: Creating vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way.VISION: Thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, living authentically in support inclusive communities.VALUES: Respect, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Fun, Integrity At The Center, we like to say we create vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way, wherever they might be in life’s journey. Even…

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Meet The Desert Hot Springs Women’s Club

May 17, 2022

As our new Women’s Club President, I would first like to extend gratitude to Jan Pye, for her service as Past President.  Our Women’s Club board members will continue working, throughout the pandemic, to assure we meet our goals for the term of 2021/2023.   We are a wonderful group of women that strive to do…

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They Give Us Water: Mission Springs Water District

May 16, 2022

Our Mission Statement Mission Springs Water District has one simple mission: Provide, protect, preserve our most valuable resource… water. Those eight words capture a complex and dynamic task. A Brief History While prospecting for water, early homesteaders in the desert discovered the hot springs that made this area famous. It was not until 1940, however,…

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The Trevor Project reveals that suicidal thoughts have increased in LGBTQ+ youth

May 16, 2022

MAY. 4, 2022BY: TREVOR NEWS A new report has revealed that the amount of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing suicidal thoughts has increased. For the last 24 years, The Trevor Project has established itself as one of the top suicide prevention networks for LGBTQ+ people. Alongside its numerous projects – such as Trevor Lifeline and Trevor Text –…

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The Desert Hot Springs Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, acquiring, and displaying the local history of Desert Hot Springs.

May 16, 2022

In 1900 there were less than 100 non-Indian settlers in the Coachella Valley. ​ The homestead act of 1865 enabled adventurous, hardy souls to claim land where it was still available. The desert was free for the taking as homesteaders began to trickle in beginning around 1903.  ​ Cabot Yerxa, one of the early homesteaders…

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SINCE 1984, DAP HEALTH’S MISSION HAS BEEN TO ENSURE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY WITH HIV AND AIDS LEAD HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIVES, BY RECEIVING THE COMPREHENSIVE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES.

May 16, 2022

Mission The mission of DAP Health is to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community. About DAP Health   “What you have done is demonstrate that concern for justice, compassion and love for fellow human beings, can accomplish miracles and can sustain human dignity and life where only fear and death would otherwise…

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RAUL RUIZ REPRESENTS DESERT HOT SPRINGS IN CONGRESS. HE’S A FRIEND OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. A VERY GOOD FRIEND. AND HE’S RUNNING AGAIN.

May 16, 2022

The son of hardworking farmworkers, Dr. Ruiz grew up in Coachella, CA and learned at an early age that the key to attaining the American Dream is hard work and a great education. In the summer of 1990, Raul walked in the desert heat from business to business in the Coachella Valley asking them to…

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Meet Sam ZzeniaMessler, Founder of DiversityDHS and Men of Desert Hot Springs, Your LGBTQ+ Connection.

May 16, 2022

Brooklyn-born boy raised in Buffalo where he began his teaching career in 1971. After relocating to California immediately following the Blizzard of ’77, Sam sought a climate far from snow and cold adding a career in the airline industry to that of being an educator working with students from middle school to high school to…

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