Shelter Addition Groundbreaking

February 22, 2023

On Friday, Feb 10, Galilee Center proudly hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for our new 6,000 square feet shelter addition. Thank you to our distinguished speakers and guests; Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD, County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez Representative, Amy Cuen-McDuffie, and Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia’s Representative, Carlos Gonzales. Blessing of the construction site was performed by Fr. Francisco Gomez, Our Lady of Soledad Church. A special thank you to major donors Connie and Bob Lurie Foundation, who were in attendance, and to Patty Newman from the Coachella Valley Wellness Foundation.

In 2022, Galilee Center provided services for 3,000 asylum seekers at our current shelter as well as 27,000 asylum seekers valley-wide. The new shelter addition will help us provide wrap-around services for asylum seekers and shelter for farmworkers on a scale we could never have imagined.

Thank you for sharing your donations, support and blessings with us. Click here to learn more about the shelter addition.