Energy Assistance - Call our office for more information on the Summer Electric Utility Assistance Program for Income Qualifying Clients

SCE's Medical Baseline Allocation
Additional kilowatt hours at the "baseline" rate for specific illnesses that include Multiple Sclerosis.
To learn more, call 800-655-4555 Click to download application

SCE's CARE Program (California Alternative Rates for Energy)
Provides 20-30% discount on monthly electric bills for eligible households.
To learn more, call 800-655-4555 Click to apply with SCE

Imperial Irrigation District (IID)
For information on special discount programs call 760-391-5951. Click to apply with IID

The Gas Company's Medical Baseline Allocation
Additional gas allowance at "baseline" rate for specific illnesses that include Multiple Sclerosis.
To learn more, call 800-331-7593 Click to apply with SoCal Gas

The Gas Company's CARE Program (California Alternative Rates for Energy)
Provides 20% discount on monthly gas bills for eligible households.
To learn more, call 800-331-7593 Click to apply with SoCal Gas

If you or a loved one is living with MS, there are a number of outside resources to help with day-to-day tasks and enhance the overall quality of life.

Transportation:
SunDial
(800) 347-8628

Medicare & MediCal Assistance:
HICAP (Health Insurance and Advocacy Program) evaluates insurance coverage and consumer rights and can file claims and assist with managed care issues.
(800) 434-0222

National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
This organization features financial assistance for chore service, medical equipment, respite, and more. 800-FIGHT-MS.  Application can be found here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/CAL/Services-and-Support/Financial-Assistance

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: http://mymsaa.org/

Mobility Equipment Assistance:

Items distributed through the program include home safety products such as shower chairs and grab bars, as well as mobility devices including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Application can be found here: http://mymsaa.org/msaa-help/assistive-equipment/

Cooling Products:

The MSAA Cooling Program offers cooling vests and accessories for adults with multiple sclerosis as well as children diagnosed with pediatric MS. Cooling vests are commonly worn over clothing and contain insulated pockets that hold small ice packs. MSAA also offers smaller products to wear under clothing as well as accessories to help cool the neck, wrists, and ankles. MSAA provides these products at no charge and items are shipped directly to the client. Application can be found here: http://mymsaa.org/msaa-help/cooling-products/

Visiting Nurses Association (VNA):
The VNA provide services for homebound individuals. Doctor referral required.
(760) 346-3982

Riverside County Mental Health Program:
Located at 47825 Oasis Street in Indio
(760) 863-8455

Desert Samaritans:
Assistance for those over 60.
(760) 837-9066

Community Access Center, Palm Desert:
Provides information and referrals as well as assistance in applying for housing assistance and more.
(760) 568-9301

Martha’s Village & Kitchen:
Help with finding clothing, shelter and emergency food.
Located at 83791 Date Ave. in Indio.
Free lunches Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(760) 347-4741

Specialized MS Clinics:
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda – (909) 558-4000
USC MS Comprehensive Care Center, Los Angeles – (323) 442-6870
UCLA MS Research, Los Angeles – (323-825-7313