Faith-based in southwestern Riverside County, Calif.

InterChurch News 

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

Member: California Newspaper Publishers Assoc. / Digital News  

 November 2023  | Est. 2013  


'... Defend the rights of the afflicted and needy."

-Proverbs 31:9 

Riverside County Housing Authority is accepting Section-8 applications

for housing waiting list 

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Photo (L): Pastor Andy Gibeault, Community Impact Pastor of The Grove Community Church in Riverside, stands next to one of four homeless transitional homes he oversees built on the church grounds (see photo essay).


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


Office of Homeless Solutions -City of Riverside

Homeless action plan, what were doing, what you can do

Path of Life Ministries -Riverside, Calif.

"meets people in need where they are, but we don't leave them there ... Partner with us"



'Mental Illness on Trial'

A 12-minute Vimeo 2014 documentary looking into

mental illness, homelessness, institutionalization and treatment.

 (click here)



City of Riverside

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.


      'Helping Our Homeless Neighbors'

                   In Focus: The Grove Community Church

Onsite Housing for Riverside's Homeless

Riverside, April 4, 2023. Inspired by a vision of then City Mayor Rusty Bailey to help the local homeless, The Grove Community Church built a model outreach program.

According to Andy Gibeault, The Grove's Community Impact Pastor, the total out of pocket expense for Grove Village was $20K -- after donations. Four, 600 sq. foot cottages were built and operational in less than 60 days. Tenants pay no rent, find work, are treated with dignity and will have put $10-$15K into savings by the time they graduate from the program.

Additional References: MOODY AUDIO -- Ed Stetzer Live: Interview (audio/12/26/2020) with: Riverside City Mayor William 'Rusty' Bailey, Lead Pastor Daniel Bishop, Community Impact Pastor Andy Gibeault and Builder Brian Jaramillo; 'Riverside Homes for Homeless Brings HUD Secretary Ben Carson' -Press Enterprise, 12/02/2020; 'How 4 'Tiny Homes' at Riverside's The Grove Church Could Help Solve Homeless Crisis' -Press Enterprise, 6/19/2018.           

PHOTOS: The Grove Community Impact Pastor Andy Gibeault (center, L) gave a recent tour of one of the furnished 600 square foot 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottages being readied for occupancy. Applications are being reviewed. For a tour, homeless referral or more information on how your church can build a Village, contact Andy Gibeault, The Grove Community Impact Pastor @ 951-571-9090 x2260. For a survey of the Grove Village plans submitted to the City of Riverside, click here

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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.

PHOTO (L):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.

PHOTO (L): 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.

PHOTO (L): Street art; San Diego, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News

Senior Citizen's Center -- Murrieta

Food resources.

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

PHOTO (L): 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. 

PHOTO (L): Homeless encampment fire; Perris, Calif. -Photo InterChurch News

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