Providence in the Desert features
Click here to read the National Catholic Rural Life Conference’s coverage of Providence in the Desert’s ministry to Mexican immigrants in rural Coachella, Calif.
Guerin Outreach Ministries: Catholic religious sisters offer English classes, friendship to residents of St. Anthy Trailer Park in rural Mecca, Calif.
Martha Arrendondo is 46 years old and has been in the United States for 26 years. She works in the grape fields in and around the Coachella Valley in California. Right now she is looking for a better job, and Continue Reading »
Members of the Providence in the desert family share why they are thankful for the ministry of Providence in the Desert in their lives. Providence in the Desert provides free English-language instruction, music classes for children and assistance for immediate Continue Reading »
The trailer park residents at the east end of the Coachella Valley in Southern California are some of the poorest people in the United States. Mostly immigrant farm workers from Mexico, they are often marginalized and discriminated against for their Continue Reading »
Several times a year, parishioners at St. Theresa Church in Palm Springs load up cars and trucks with donated gifts and supplies and bring them to their neighbors across the Coachella Valley. Cathie Knox, coordinator of catechetical ministry at St. Continue Reading »
Burrtec Waste Management and Recycling, which serves southern California, is providing an educational opportunity to a Thermal resident. Beginning in August, Burrtec is subsidizing Martha Langarica to attend intensive English classes at the Adult School in Coachella. Martha, 41, Continue Reading »
Martha Langarica is a shining example of what Providence in the Desert is all about. Martha came to the United States from the state of Nayarit in Mexico 25 years ago. She came to work in the fields so that Continue Reading »