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Emergency Youth Shelter

Emergency Youth Shelter


Emergency youth shelter for youth ages 11-17 years old and crisis counseling for them and their families.

Services Offered

Emergency Shelter • Youth Shelter • Family Reunification • Youth • Crisis Intervention • Counseling


SafeHouse of the Desert is a 24-hour emergency shelter whose mission is to serve runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11 – 17 in the Coachella Valley. Services include three-weeks of emergency shelter, food, counseling, attempts at family reunification, on-site education program, aftercare and a 24- hour toll-free crisis line. All of Operation SafeHouse’s programs are designed to improve the health, wellness, and well-being of clients.

Program Goals:

  • Provide immediate counseling and intervention services for variable and multiple needs (inner conflict resolution, child abuse / neglect, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Reunite the youth with their family (family preservation and reunification)
  • Foster self-reliance and responsibility.
  • Create an intervention point for runaway and homeless youth before they become juvenile offenders.


72710 E. Lynn St., Thousand Palms, CA 92276 33.8192538 -116.393614

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For adolescents age 11-17 yo


  • This service is free


  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

Call 760-343-3211, 24/7 to see if there is a bed available. Program generally has up to 20 beds. Program usually has wait list. Three week maximum stay in program.