Angel View was founded in 1954 on a natural hot mineral water spring in Desert Hot Springs, CA by a group of parents whose children suffered from polio. The therapeutic waters, considered among the highest quality in the world, soothed the children's aches and pains and helped in their rehabilitation.
The visionary founders named the new charitable foundation Angel View after a naturally occurring rock formation at the base of Mt. San Jacinto. With dedication of purpose and generous supporters from local communities, a 52-bed rehabilitation hospital was constructed on donated land on Miracle Hill Road.
Originally, clients were cared for at this facility which now serves as the organization's administrative center. When polio was eradicated, Angel View expanded its treatment program to care for children and adults with developmental disabilities, most of whom also have physical disabilities. Many of our clients have some form of paralysis; approximately 70% require the use of wheelchairs.
Since those early days, Angel View has built and currently operates 19 six-bed group homes classified as Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD homes). Eighteen of the homes provide 24-hour nursing care to children and adults with developmental disabilities. The nineteenth home is a Congregate Living Health Facility for ventilator-dependent clients with muscular dystrophy.
To keep pace with changing community needs, in 2008, Angel View launched a therapeutic Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities from throughout the Coachella Valley. The program has been so successful, it’s been expanded twice. Most recently, to assist families struggling to raise children with disabilities, we launched Angel View Outreach, which provides essential support and services at no cost to families. The program is funded entirely by donations.
Since the outset, Angel View has raised funds for its programs by operating Resale Stores. Starting in the 1960s with one shop in Palm Springs, originally run by the Auxiliary, Angel View has developed a thriving network of 17 Resale Stores. Proceeds from store sales are a critically important source of funding that enables us to provide our clients with a better quality of life. Shops in Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Indio are among the oldest continuously operating resale stores in the Coachella Valley.
Angel View is committed to monitoring community needs and providing services to care for individuals with disabilities. To accomplish this mission and ensure long-term sustainability, in 2012, Angel View’s leadership undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process. This strategic plan defines Angel View’s future direction and provides a roadmap for building capacity. The plan will help us achieve our vision of being a premier provider of compassionate and quality services for people with disabilities.
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Angel View sells a variety of gently used merchandise including; apparel, shoes, jewelry, household goods, electronics and appliances.