-Based in southwestern Riverside County, California since 2013

InterChurch News  

'A truthful witness saves lives.' -Proverbs 14:25

Membership: California News Publishers Association, Evangelical Press Association

      Vol. IX, Issue 14 | July 15 - 31, 2021 | Frank


"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of the unfortunate, Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy."  - Proverbs 31:8,  9 

Riverside County Housing Authority

is accepting Section-8 applications for housing waiting list 

Looking for God? Click here. 

-Photos: Martin Luther King street art (lower L), San Diego; Homeless man warming in winter, 2018, San Diego, (lower). -Photos InterChurch News                                                                

Food & Shelter

"One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed." -- Proverbs 19:17

News and Notes: 3.25.20 -- Homeless Covid-19 Emergency Housing -Riverside Covid-19 Resources | 7.6.2017 -- "Medi-Cal recipients sue California for failing to ensure seniors and people with disabilities can stay in their homes," -Los Angeles Times | 1.24.2017 -- "Here's how Riverside County's homeless count could help solve the problem," -Press Enterprise | 1.19.2017 -- "City of Riverside taking on homelessness," -Press Enterprise | 1.14.2017 -- "Riverside hopes to build homes for the homeless -- but where?" -Press Enterprise | 1.13.2017 -- "Riverside homeless trumpeter leaves his riverbed camp," -Press Enterprise | 10.23.2016 -- "Religion and Services for the Homeless: An Immoral Combination?" -Assist News

Homeless Outreach Team (Riverside, CA)


Feeding America - Serving Inland Empire, based in Riverside

FIND Food Bank (Food in Need of Distribution); serves Eastern Riverside County and soutwestern San Bernardino County

Food Access - Riverside county's interactive map of local food resources available during Covid-19 crisis for students, families and senior citizens (Launched April 23)

Restaurants Deliver: home Meals for Seniors - a restaurant meal delivery program specifically for seniors who don't qualify for other food assistance programs. Seniors will be able to select from preapproved restaurants, who will deliver a maximum of three meals a day to their homes.

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services: A History & how to help the 18,000 migrant  children -- a 2021 border update


"Mental Illness on Trial"

A documentary about the onset and complications

of mental illness and treatment (click here).



A City of Riverside End Homelessness program with an online food and shelters  Resource Guide / Directory and HOTLINE for helping those in need.

Call 211, an emergency phone referral service available 24/7 in Riverside to assist those in immediate need of shelter or facing homelessness. Helpful number to give to homeless persons. 

Call 311, a 24/7 Riverside emergency line to request direct assistance from the homeless task force to assess a homeless individual's need for shelter and medical help. The task force will go out to a bus bench, gas station, etc., in an attempt to administer aid to a homeless individual -- and call for medical assistance if necessary.

-Homeless woman outside Bank of America, 2020; Perris, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News

A Riverside nonprofit ministry that provides food for the homeless; website offers Resource Services directory.

Call 211, an emergency phone referral service available 24/7 in Riverside for those in immediate need of shelter or facing homelessness -- and to assist those looking for ways to help a homeless person.

-Homeless man in the morning, 2019, Riverside, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News

A national website offering info on government programs and goals to end homelessness in America in 5 years and help Americans sleeping on the streets in the winter to have shelter. Offers ways to get involved.  

Homeless Shelter Directory  - A national website designed to locate localized homeless shelters and provide resource information.

Homeless Shelters - Community outreach programs for the homeless.

-Homeless man warming in winter, 2018, San Diego. -Photo InterChurch News

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Menifee Valley Community Cupboard

Monthly, weekly and daily food supplies for low and no income persons and families. Fill out brief questionnaire. No cost. Food stamp recipients OK.

Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 26808 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City, CA 92586. 951.301-4414.

-Street art; San Diego, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News


Senior Citizen's Center

Food resources.

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 41538 Eastman Dr., Murrieta, CA 92562. 951.600-9557.

-Homeless in San Diego, 2020. -Photo InterChurch News


Food Bank and pantry, no qualifying, provide food boxes 7-days a week, $25-$30 boxes w/meats, dairy products or combination canned goods, fresh fruits and dairy products. No limit on number of boxes sold to families. Also new, salvaged clothing and household decor items for sale (NOT 2nd hand; prices competitive w/Wal Mart).

Open Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat - Sun 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40940 County Center Dr., Temecula, CA 92591. 951.695-7206. 

-Homeless encampment fire; Perris, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News


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