UWSN List of Accredited Agencies (for 7/1/14 through 6/30/15)
|Agency Name||Phone Number||Website|
|Aid for AIDS of Nevada
1120 Almond Tree Lane Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 382-3226 www.afanlv.org Provides supportive services to people with HIV/AIDS to promote their good health and educate the public about HIV in order to minimize infection rate.
HIV/AIDS Services & Prevention Education – Provides support and advocacy for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada in an environment of understanding, compassion, and acceptance.
The ACCESS program – is intended to help motivated clients seeking to achieve their goals of economic self-sufficiency, financial stability, and debt reduction. It is also intended to prevent clients on fixed incomes from becoming economically devastated by relatively small unexpected expenses (i.e. a car repair, co-pays, clothing etc.)
Parent-N-Me Program – addresses the specific needs of this population. Many are uneducated about basic parenting and life skills, which mean they pose a risk to themselves, as well as to the children in their care. They are also at high risk of dropping out of primary care because of their limited capacity to manage household demands, much less, a life-threatening disease.
Client Services – AFAN’s case managers are the first point of contact for clients in need of everything from emergency financial assistance to medical treatment, transportation, housing, food, and counseling. Our case managers not only guide clients to the services they need, but also consult with social workers, primary care givers, nurses, and mental health therapists in order to develop an all-encompassing wellness plan specific to each client’s unique circumstances and needs.
Case Management – consists of Case Managers and Social Workers who are the first AFAN representatives to meet new clients. Case Managers and Social Workers assess the eligibility of new clients for services provided by AFAN, as well as other AIDS service organizations and community based support systems. They provide tangible information about resources and opportunities available to HIV+ individuals and families, including legal assistance, transportation aid, housing support and emergency financial assistance.
Housing Program – Case Managers, who assess both immediate and long term housing needs of AFAN clientele. Included in the client’s housing assessment are related areas of concern, such as mental health level, potential substance abuses, family members (immediate and extended), overall health, level of disability, and financial status.
Transportation Program – The Case Managers identify opportunities to assist AFAN clients with a variety of programs to lend assistance where it is needed.
Food Assistance – The role of good nutrition in the management of HIV is paramount to the prevention of malnutrition as the fatal manifestation of AIDS. AFAN’s Food Services program was developed by a registered dietician who specializes in HIV nutrition. Without good nutrition, people living with HIV/AIDS are less likely to manage their disease and more likely to become a burden on their families and communities.
Medication Assistance – AFAN is the sole eligibility organization for Southern Nevada for the administration of the federal AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Additionally, AFAN administers the Health Insurance Continuation program for the Nevada State Health Division and the Cobra Continuation program for Clark County Social Services.
Education – AFAN’s staff of well-trained HIV prevention specialists conducts outreach efforts targeting high-risk groups, while working with a wide array of partner organizations to ensure that our efforts reach all segments of the community, are age appropriate and culturally diverse.
Project UpFront – Project UpFront is an interactive group of HIV+ speakers who disperse prevention messages throughout the community. The program is targeted towards students and community agencies working with “high risk” youth and young adults.
Healthy Relationships – Healthy Relationships is an intimate skill building group for men and women living with HIV. The group focuses on skills, building self-efficacy, and positive expectations about new behaviors.
Art Experience – Art Experience is an interactive art therapy group that travels to various art experiences throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Faces of Courage – Faces of Courage are casts made of the faces of local people who are HIV positive and then displayed at fundraisers and awareness campaigns.
The Living Quilt – The Living Quilt Panels were created by individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Clark County. They inspire viewers to open their eyes and hearts as they are given a slight glance into the lives of the HIV-positive individuals who made the quilt panels. They also show us that HIV knows no boundaries when it comes to age, gender, race or sexual orientation.
|Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, S. NV Region
5190 S Valley View Blvd, Suite 104 Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 248-2770 www.alz.org
We strive to empower and support individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in southern Nevada through our local programs and services. Helpline/Information and Referral offers 24/7 confidential, personal telephone support to individuals by trained specialists. We provide callers with information about the disease, support and referrals to local resources.Family Care Consultation provides individualized assessment, guidance on care options, interventions and resources to address immediate needs and to help plan for the future.Support Groups provide caregivers the opportunity to share information and experiences, build new skills, and offer peer support and ideas about issues related to dementia.
Education Program offers sessions designed to increase awareness about the disease and help families and professionals increase knowledge and skills to enhance the care of persons with dementia.
Medic Alert + Safe Return is an identification and education program that reduces the risks of wandering and mobilizes first responders should an individual become lost. The program provides peace of mind to the caregiver and increased safety for the person with dementia.
Early Stage Program provides specific activities focused on engaging, encouraging and empowering impacted individuals to fully utilize their strengths and capacities.
|American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter
1711 E. Flamingo, Ste. 206B Las Vegas, NV 89119(702) 791-3311 www.redcrosslasvegas.orgProvides Disaster Preparedness Training, Emergency Response & Relief, Armed Forces Emergency Communications, First Aid/CPR and Water Safety & Aquatics Instruction.Armed Forces Emergency Services – Provides emergency communication and support to military members and their families around the world.Disaster Services – Administers emergency assistance and social services for members of the community.Health and Safety Programs – From first aid, CPR and AED training to swimming and life guarding, American Red Cross programs help people lead safer and healthier lives.
International Programs – The American Red Cross provides communication between those in the Armed Forces and their families.
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada Inc.
2000 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 731-2227 www.bbbsn.orgMatches children with pre-screened positive adult role models as mentors and for 30 years has been considered the leading mentoring agency in Nevada.Site Based Mentoring – Delivered directly in schools and in partnership with school staff to enhance a child’s ability to learn, interact with their peers and reduce questionable behavior through one-to-one mentoring. Professional staff from BBBSN is involved in every mentoring experience.Community Based Mentoring – This is the more traditional mentoring program of BBBSN. Screened and trained mentors are matched with children in the community who can benefit from an additional caring and positive adult in their life. We strive to professionally support these matches so they stay together for years.Mentoring Foster Youth – The Clark County Department of Family Services refers youth to our program for connections to mentors who may be the only adult in the livers of foster youth who are not paid to be there. The long term continuity of these relationships is critical to positive youth development.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas
2850 S. Lindell Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89126 (702) 367-2582 www.bgclv.org Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas (BGCLV) was originally established as a “Boys Club” in North Las Vegas in 1961. Fifty years later, we now serve over 14,000 youth at eight facilities in Clark County. Our programs provide members with educational support/motivation, college preparation, career development, risk behavior avoidance and a safe after-school environment. BGCLV provides a positive place for kids ages five to 18 years of age to go before and after school, holidays and all summer. Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people to learn the skills necessary for happy, healthy and successful lives and to become responsible members of society.Education and Career Development - Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, to apply learning to everyday situations and to embrace technology to optimize employability.
Character and Leadership Development - Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationship with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities’.
Health and Life Skills – Develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and development the competencies to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
The Arts – Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactical arts and crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Sports,
Fitness and Recreation – Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada – Henderson
219 South Water Street, Unit A Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 565-6568 www.bgchenderson.org The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides an affordable place for youngsters ages 5-18 to go before and after school and during school holidays and vacations. Trained, caring staff provide a variety of educational, recreational, leadership, creative, health and sports programs at 5 year-round facilities and 2 summer outreach sites (call for locations).Mary and Sam Boyd Unit (1608 Moser, Henderson 89011) Programs include before and after school care with supervised walkovers to and from Hinman Elementary; teen center; and homework assistance.John C. Kish Unit (401 Drake Street, Henderson 89015) Programs include before and after school care with some transportation to and from nearby schools including kindergartners; basketball leagues; teen center; and homework assistance.Sam Boyd Unit Develops good citizens through leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude and provides diverse youths with wholesome recreation and companionship.
Marker Unit (1030 Center, Henderson 89015) Programs include after school care with supervised walkovers from CT Sewell; and homework assistance.
Montandon Unit (2627 Donna Street, North Las Vegas 89030) Programs include before and after school care with supervised walkovers to and from McCall andCahlan-Edison; provides homework assistance.
Southern Highlands Unit (10900 Southern Highlands Pkwy, Las Vegas 89141) Programs include after school care, sports leagues, teen center, and computer center.
|Bridge Counseling Associates
1640 Alta Avenue Suite #4 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 474-6450 www.bcalv.com Bridge Counseling Associates serves the Las Vegas community with family based mental health and substance abuse treatment for over thirty years. In that time, BCA has evolved into a diverse counseling agency, offering a wide range of professional treatment services. Our team of professionals includes marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and licensed drug and alcohol abuse counselors. Our multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to helping individuals and families utilize their strengths to reach their individualized goals.Families in Transition (FIT) – Comprehensive Treatment Services to families referred by the Department of Family Services.United States Probation/Bureau of Prisons – Clients referred to substance abuse and mental health services who are residing in the federal halfway house (Bureau of Prisons) or are currently on probation for a Federal offense.DUI Treatment Services – BCA provides an array of services and service levels to individuals with one time (DUI assessment & Education); two times (Moderate Offender and three time (Serious Offender) DUI Clients. Careful coordination of treatment services and case management of client care occurs with Clark County DUI courts.Adult & Adolescent Treatment Services – Substance abuse and mental health treatment to adult and adolescent clients who are self-referred, school referred or involved with the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services or the State of Nevada Youth Parole Bureau.Mental Health/Family Treatment Services – Comprehensive mental health, child, family & parenting services. Funded through the MGM Resorts Foundation.Vocational Services – Comprehensive vocational assessment, individualized vocational program planning, job training, job searches and ancillary vocational need (clothing vouchers, bus passes, job searches, resume assistance) funded through Southern Nevada Workforce Connections.
|Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer
8990 Spanish Ridge Las Vegas, NV 89148 (702) 737-1919 www.candlelightersnv.org It is our mission to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them.Art Therapy – Through creating art and reflecting on the art making process, people can better cope with symptoms of stress, and traumatic experiences in addition to resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal skills, and increasing self-esteem, and self-awareness.Bereavement Fund – Financial assistance to help a family with funeral expenses in the event their child unsuccessfully fights cancer.Camp Firefly – Five-day medically-supervised overnight camp for children coping with childhood cancer, their siblings and childhood cancer survivors aged 7-17.Emergency Financial Assistance – Provides financial support to families for assistance in critical basic needs such as medical co-payments, prescriptions, gas and local transportation, travel for treatment, rent or mortgage payments and utilities.Holiday Assistance – In-kind assistance is provided to selected families, to help alleviate the stress of the holidays. Provides a complete Thanksgiving meal and matches families to donors, who provide gifts for the families during Christmas.One-on-One Counseling and Child Life Specialist Services – To help families cope with psychological burdens by offering professional counseling and Child Life Specialist services both at our office and at two pediatric oncologists offices.Project Imagine Key healing arts program we deliver at a child’s hospital bed while the child is receiving treatment for cancer, such as chemotherapy.Scholarships – Funds are awarded to high school students recovering from cancer treatment or in remission to seek advanced degrees or attend technical college.Social Activities Scheduled activities and events to promote a sense of community and support within the childhood cancer population.Support Groups – To provide education about childhood cancer and coping strategies to alleviate the isolation many families experience at the time their child is diagnosed.
|Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
1501 Las Vegas Blvd North Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 387-2269 www.catholiccharities.comOffers help and hope to the hungry and homeless by assisting with food, shelter and social services, while enabling individuals to maintain their human dignity.FAMILY SERVICESInfant and Child ServicesAdoption ServicesThe Adoption Services program provides comprehensive services for adoptive families, adoptees, and birth families to explore the choices of adoption through ethical and pressure-free counseling. Phone: 385-3351WIC ProgramThe Special Supplemental Food Program for women, infants and children and women with high risk pregnancies, funded by the Nevada State Health Division, is to improve the health of eligible Nevada Residents. Las Vegas WIC Office Phone 366-2069; Henderson WIC Office 558-3129; Nellis AFB WIC Office Phone 643-3465.Senior Services- 2065 East Sahara Avenue, Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89104Foster Grandparent ProgramThe Foster Grandparent Program provides much needed support and services to children in needs throughout the Southern Nevada community. Foster Grandparents tutor, mentor and assist children that have been identified as at-risk students. Volunteers must meet certain income eligibility guidelines to apply and available to volunteer between 15 to 40 hours a week. Phone 382-0721Retired & Senior Volunteer ProgramThe Retired & Senior Volunteer Program provides volunteer opportunities to persons over 55 years of age. It enables them to bring their skills, talents, and experience to dozens of agencies in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Overton. Phone 382-0721Respite Care and Supportive ServicesThe Respite Care and Supportive Services is a non-medical service, which provides support and relief for families who are caring for a senior, 60 years of age or older. Phone 382-0721Senior Companion ProgramThe Senior Companion Program provides a tax-free stipend to qualified volunteers who are willing and able to offer transportation and in-home supportive services to homebound elderly to maintain independence, comfort, and dignity in their lives. Phone 382-0721Telephone ReassuranceHomebound individuals, age 60 years or over and living alone, receive regular calls from a caring friend, giving them the security of knowing that someone cares about them and is ready to help in an emergency. Phone: 382-0721Social ServicesSocial Ministry The Social Ministry provides assistance to outreach programs and the community through resource information and program development. Phone: 385-2662The professional Social Services staff helps families face everything from minor stresses to major disruptions by providing emergency food, clothing, diapers, school supplies, rental assistance, utility payment assistance, counseling, and referrals to other community resources. Phone: 387-2291Tenant Based Rental AssistanceThis program provides single-women with children, single-men with children, two-parent families, veterans and seniors assistance with housing and utilities, case management, job training, food, clothing and childcare to end the cycle of homelessness and to gain self-sufficiency through employment. Phone: 387-2291Immigration and Migration ServicesImmigration ServicesImmigration Services provides low-cost legal representation to indigent immigrants in order to safeguard human rights and promote justice for its clients. Phone: 383-8387Migration and Refugee ServicesMigration and Refugee Services resettles refugees from all over the world by providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and education. The goal is to help every refugee become self-sufficient, through employment, in the shortest time possible. Phone: 383-8387English as a Second Language SchoolThe ESL School is open Monday through Friday to teach English to Catholic Charities clients and is also free to the public. 1250 S. Burnham Avenue, Teamsters #14, Las Vegas 89104 Phone: 693-6761FOOD SERVICES DIVISIONSt. Vincent Lied Dining FacilityThe dining facility feeds homeless and needy men, women, and children nutritious meals in a clean and safe environment every day of the year. Phone: 385-2662Medical Nutrition TherapyMedical Nutrition Therapy offers a variety of services to nutritionally at-risk homebound seniors who are 60 years of age or older. Services include: one-on-one nutrition education and counseling, chopped or puréed meals, diabetic or kosher meals, double meals, nutritional supplements, vitamins and support services. Phone: 385-5284Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels Las VegasMeals on Wheels deliver a set of seven frozen, nutritious lunches once a week, to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older. The Meals on Wheels’ drivers also make health and welfare checks on the clients. Phone: 385-5284PLAZA SERVICESCrossroads Transitional Living for Senior MenHelp is provided to qualified men ages 55 and older who have found themselves temporarily homeless, on a limited income, and waiting for permanent low-income housing. Phone: 387-2282Emergency ShelterA safe, clean environment is provided for year-round emergency shelter. Phone: 387-2282Marian Residence Transitional Living for Senior WomenThe purpose of Marian Residence is to provide temporary housing for women ages 60 and older who are in crisis. Phone: 215-4707Resident Empowerment ProgramThe Resident Empowerment Program is a structured program designed to provide a residence, case management, employment and supportive services to homeless men to become positive productive members of the Las Vegas valley community. Phone: 387-2282St. Vincent HELP ApartmentsThese 120 fully furnished apartments are specifically designed to help men and women, 18 years or older regain their independence with dignity. Phone: 366-2090EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTEREmployment Services Center offers help to men and women, 18 years or older with job skills assessment and employment. Services Include: Job Placement, Employment/Career Counseling, Onsite Job Interviews, Resumes, Referrals and Computer Training Center. Phone: 387-2277Migration and Refugee Employment ServicesThe goal is to help refugees, in the Migrations and Refugee Services Program who are eligible to work, become self-sufficient, through employment, in the shortest time possible.Resident Empowerment ProgramThe Employment Services Center provides an employment service to our community. For more information please call 387-2284 or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgSenior Community Service Employment ProgramThis program helps low-income seniors, 55 years or older gain up-to-date work experience and refresh job skills while providing a genuine service to the community.Workforce Investment Act–Adult and Dislocated Worker ProgramThis program provides a variety of job resource tools and support to eligible adults. The main objective of this program is to help employers find workers and job seekers find employment.St. Vincent Thrift StoreThe thrift store enables those who cannot afford retail prices to clothe their families and furnish their homes. 1767 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas 89106 Store Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 646-2150Donation Pick-upOur donation pick-up service allows us to assist the clients of our 24 programs of social service. Phone: 387-2222Vehicle DonationCatholic Charities accepts any type of vehicle, both running and non-running. Vehicle towing is free and tax deduction documents are provided. Phone: 385-2662
|Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada
3720 Howard Hughes Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 592-5330 www.cisnevada.orgOur mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve success in life.Basic Needs provides food, clothing and school supplies to those youth in need.
|Community Outreach Medical Center
1140 Almond Tree Lane Suite 306 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 657-3873 www.nvcomc.orgCOMC, a Medical Home, provides on-site family practice health care to all individuals that have no medical insurance or are underinsured. The organization’s goal is to eliminate barriers to care and provide excellent quality patient care. Our focus is on evidence based medicine, patient centered care, and helping our patients grow and develop within their family and community. Services include on site laboratory, blood draws, pharmacy and minor surgeries/procedures.Primary Medical CareIn an effort to reduce the number of avoidable visits to the ERs, the program provides testing and treatment for chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. The Program also provides preventative care and medical attention for minor health care conditions and annual health care physicals.Pediatric Immunizations/Sports PhysicalsThe program provides immunizations and sports or daycare physicals to school age children.Family PlanningThe program provides men and women the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children. Services include pap-smears, breast exams, pregnancy tests, preconception health education, contraceptives, GYN services, testicular exams, prostate screening, nutritional and safe sex counseling.Prenatal CareThe program is dedicated to decrease infant mortality and low birth weight infants by providing comprehensive prenatal health care to low income or noninsured pregnant women. Services include prenatal care, nutrition education, and breastfeeding classes.STD ClinicThe program reduces the spread of STDs by providing testing and/or treatment of diseases/ infections such as HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, syphilis, trichomonas, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, warts, molluscum, and pubic lice.HIV/AIDS Primary CareThe program provides primary health care for people with HIV/AIDS in a timely and compassionate manner. Medical Case Management provides education on medication adherence, nutrition, and referrals to other agencies to assist with special medical and support needs.Ryan White Eligibility/Case ManagementThe program is intended to reduce the use of more costly inpatient care; increase access to care for underserved populations, and improve the quality of life for those affected by HIV/AIDS The program provides eligibility services for the Ryan White Part A program, non-medical Case Management, Educational/Outreach Events, HIV/AIDS Support Groups, and HIV/AIDS Educational Conferences.
|Community Services of Nevada
730 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite #10 North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 307-1710 www.csnv.org Community Services of Nevada has served the community since 1996. As a bilingual bi-cultural HUD certified non-profit organization we focus on Community Development, Housing Counseling, First Time Home buyer Workshops, Down Payment Assistance, and Financial Literacy. All services are provided in both English and Spanish by qualified staff.Affordable Housing/One-on-One Counseling Designed for individuals whose incomes meet or fall below 90% of the Area Median Income (AMI) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines.Down Payment Assistance is available to qualified prospective first time home buyers whose income falls at or below the 80% AMI. Foreclosure Intervention Workshops and One-on-One counseling is designed to provide information on the various options available to the borrower for avoiding foreclosure.Earn It, Keep It, Save It offers free tax preparation services during the tax season. A United Way of Southern Nevada Collaborative.
|Emergency Aid of Boulder City
Mailing: PO Box 60673 Boulder City, NV 89006 Physical Address: 600 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 89005 (702) 293-0332 Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, food, gasoline, auto repair, and medical needs to residents and stranded travelers. Holiday food and gift packages are provided.Secure and maintain funds to support emergency assistance for rent, short-term lodging, utility, food, automobile fuel and repair and medical payments for Boulder City residents and transients.Maintain a pantry from which food is available to meet the emergency needs of Boulder City residents. Assist churches and service clubs in assembling and delivering Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and Christmas gifts for low-income families.Periodically distribute United States Department of Agriculture food commodities to low income families.Maintain a cadre of volunteer directors and workers who provide emergency aid to Boulder City residents and transients as the needs arise.
|702-293-0332||No web site|
|Financial Guidance Center (was Consumer Credit Counseling Service)
2650 S. JonesLas Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 364-0344 www.FinancialGuidanceCenter.org Provides services centered on the financial needs and growth of individuals and families including financial counseling and education, debt repayment, bankruptcy counseling and education, and an IRS advocacy program. HUD approved housing counseling includes foreclosure prevention, loss mitigation, and reverse mortgage counseling. Provides asset development programs in the form of down payment assistance, IDA programs, free tax preparation, and numerous financial literacy presentations.
|Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)
1931 Stella Lake Drive Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 367-4348 www.lasvegasfit.orgFoundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. FIT empowers unemployed and underemployed Nevadans toward financial stability and self-sufficiency through mentoring, in-house education, financial assistance for vocational training and workplace requirements, and resources for job readiness. FIT clients gain Better Jobs. Brighter Futures.Self-Sufficiency Empowerment Program enables clients to seek and maintain self-sufficiency by helping clients identify vocational goals and acquire the resources to achieve those goals.AssessmentsMentoringSoft Skills Classes Taught In-HouseEducational ExpensesWorkforce PrerequisitesSupportive ServicesEmergency and/or Basic NeedsHelp with problems outside of FITs Scope of Services
|Goodwill of Southern Nevada Inc.
1280 W. Cheyenne Avenue North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 214-2000www.sngoodwill.orgGoodwill provides a variety of educational, training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The purpose of our employment services is to offer this specific population the opportunity to gain work experience and skills in the best possible place – on the job.Career Connections Program specializes in increasing the employability of hard-to-place job seekers by taking a holistic approach and giving job seekers access to skill training opportunities, job search tools, career advice, one-on-one counseling, job leads and supportive services. Our services are 100% free to job seekers and partner employers.Community Based Training Program provides vocational training opportunities for people with disabilities referred by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Goodwill uses its own retail stores and the warehouse as training sites to help clients develop new skills necessary to secure competitive employment. Clients earn wages while participating in the program.Job Placement Program places individuals with disabilities into available positions throughout the community by partnering with local businesses needing qualified and motivated employees. The program is available to clients who have successfully completed Goodwill’s Community Based Training Program.Job Coaching Program offers on the job training and support services to clients with disabilities referred by the Desert Regional Center and/or the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. A job coach ensures that the employee is meeting the standards of the job and assists with any problems or concerns that may arise during the initial phase of employment.Student Work Experience Program helps high school students with severe disabilities develop valuable life skills and become better prepared to enter the workforce.Community Service Worker Program provides assistance to individuals with barriers to employment needing to complete community service hours. The program currently accepts referrals from the North Las Vegas Municipal Court, the Las Vegas Municipal Court’s Alternative Sentencing and Education Division, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and State of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services.Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides eligible low- and moderate-income individuals and families with free tax preparation assistance.
|HELP of Southern Nevada
1640 E. Flamingo Rd #100 Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 369-4357www.helpsonv.orgAssists people to become self-sufficient through direct services, training and referral. Programs include Community Alternative Sentencing, Emergency Resource Services, Family Resource Centers, Displaced Homemaker Program and Weatherization.Baby First Services, within our Family Services division supports first‐time mothers, at‐risk women & teens with pre and post natal care guidance. Our goal is to reduce infant mortality & low birth weight babies. We provide infant formula, diapers, prenatal vitamins & baby clothing.A New Start is a permanent housing program for homeless families whose head of household is disabled. The program focuses on providing case management, programming and support to its clients to become self-sufficient once they leave the program.A New Path is a 6-12 month program that provides rental and utility assistance to low income individuals who qualify. The program focuses on providing case management, programming and support to its clients to become self-sufficient once they leave the program.Community Alternative Sentencing gives court appointed volunteers the opportunity to serve the community, save taxpayers the cost of incarceration, and provide free labor to nonprofits and government agencies.Emergency Resource Services provides rental/utility/food assistance to those households/individuals experiencing an unforeseen circumstance in the last 30 days; loss of employment and/or income, evictions, car repair or major medical not covered by insurance, etc.Holiday Assistance assists low-income seniors, families & individuals with turkeys and groceries for the week of Thanksgiving & provides toys to children for the winter holiday. These clients would otherwise go without feeling the spirit and celebration of the season.Homeless Services serves the region’s most service resistant homeless clients. Annually, over 700 chronically homeless, disabled clients from throughout the valley access these services.Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center provides information and referral to the entire State of Nevada, connecting callers to community information. Through our partnership with Northern Nevada and the Crisis Call Center, we are able to cover the entire State of Nevada, including the rural communities from 7 am to midnight Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4 PM.Shannon West Homeless Youth Center (SWHYC) provides shelter, food, clothing, substance abuse counseling, life skills training, and intensive case management to homeless youth ages 16-24; while connecting them to education, tutoring, and vocational training. SWHYC is certified by the State of Nevada Substance AbusePrevention and Treatment program to provide Residential Inpatient and Level I Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment.Weatherization assists low-income seniors, physically challenged individuals and homes with minor children to reduce energy use and lower utility bills by installing energey saving measures on their home.Work Opportunities Readiness Center (WORC) provides vocational counseling/assessments, skills development for job-seeking, job-keeping, communications & interviewing to Displaced Homemakers. In addition, thru theWorkforce Investment Act (WIA), low income; at-risk youth ages 16-21 with basic education and employment skills.
|HopeLink (aka Henderson Allied Community Advocates)
178 Westminster Way Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 566-0576 www.link2hope.orgPrimarily serves southeast Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City, providing a range of services for low income individuals and families to prevent homelessness.HopeLink has programs around two main areas of service.Housing and Basic Needs • Emergency Shelter • One Time and short-term Rent and Utility Assistance • Transitional Housing (1-6 months of rental assistance) • Subsidized Housing (6-24 months of rental assistance) • Food Pantry • Clothing Closet • Prescription Assistance • Identification Assistance • Application assistance for public benefit programsFamily Support ServicesFamily Resource Center Basic Information and Referral, connecting to community resourcesFamily Support Intervention Program serving families referred by schools because of a “red flag” noticed by school officials, indicating that the family needs services-provides case management and links to other vital servicesDifferential Response Program serving families who are called into the Child Protective Services hotline for “low-level” neglect cases where an assessment of family needs and connections with services is preferred to a formal investigation of allegationsWrap Around Services serving families working with the Department of Family Services who need additional resources and services beyond what Department of Family Services can provide, or after cases with the Department are closedCommunity Events and Services-Safe Halloween Event “Hope-a-Ween”, Holiday programs and assistance, Henderson Back 2 School Celebration, VITA program to assist with income tax preparation.Literacy programs-Breakfast Bookworm, a program in 4 local elementary schools to encourage family literacy and help low-income children build their personal libraries.
|Huntridge Teen Clinic Inc.
2100 South Maryland Parkway, Ste. 1 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 732-8776www.huntridge.orgSince, 1994, The Huntridge Teen Clinic has provided free or nominal-cost medical and dental care and counseling to uninsured, underprivileged and at-risk teenagers between twelve and eighteen years of age who are unable to obtain care otherwise. These are kids from families with meager financial resources, no insurance and few options. Some are homeless.Huntridge Teen Clinic Dental ProgramThe Huntridge Teen Clinic has provided free or nominal-cost dental care to uninsured, underprivileged and at-risk teenagers for over thirteen years.Chronic dental pain and other untreated dental needs interfere with kids’ ability to concentrate on school work, participate in sports and acquire the socialization skills teens need to become healthy and productive members of our society. Chronic dental pain is also a leading reason why kids drop out of school. Our goal is to keep these kids in school.The Program has four chairs and employs a Dental Hygienist on staff. For fillings, extractions, root canals and other restorative procedures requiring a licensed dentist, the Program relies on a pool of volunteers. These individuals unselfishly donate their precious time and skills to serve teens at the Clinic, or occasionally at their place of business. To augment our volunteer dentist program, the Clinic in 2009 entered into an Affiliation Agreement with UNLV School of Dental Medicine under which UNLV dental students and professors spend one day per week at the Clinic providing restorative care to our teens.The kids we see come from families with meager financial resources, no insurance and few options. Some are homeless. The Huntridge Teen Clinic becomes their dental home and represents, in most cases, their only hope for the basic dental care most people take for granted.Huntridge Teen Clinic – Medical ProgramFor over seventeen years, The Huntridge Teen Clinic has provided free or nominal-cost medical care to uninsured, underprivileged and at-risk teenagers who are ineligible or unable to obtain care otherwise. Our goal is to remove medical needs as a cause for dropping out of school.The teen years are the most memorable years of our lives but they can also be the most stressful. For teens from families with meager financial resources and no insurance, the stress is often compounded by untreated medical needs, unwanted teen pregnancy or the horror of sexually transmitted disease. These issues interfere with concentrating on school work, participating in sports and acquiring the socialization skills teens need to become healthy and productive members of our society. They are also among the leading reasons kids drop out of school.Testing and treatment is important but just as important is the education and counseling we provide. Our medical staff is in a unique position to identify risky behavior and counsel teens at the Clinic, or refer them to the many organizations within our extensive list of referral partners.The kids we see come from families with meager financial resources, no insurance and few options. Some are homeless. The Huntridge Teen Clinic represents, in most cases, their only hope for the basic medical care most people take for granted.
|Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
2317 Renaissance Drive Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 732-0556www.jewishlasvegas.comThe Jewish Federation of Las Vegas is the Center for Jewish Philanthropy and Community Planning for the Jewish community of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. As the central coordinating body for Jewish fundraising, planning, allocations and communal services for the Jewish community the Jewish Federation grants financial support to beneficiary agencies providing social services to those in need including senior adults, individuals and families. Many of the programs and services funded by the Jewish Federation through our collaborative partners are non-denominational as we seek to improve the quality of life for all those in need. The Jewish Federation also supports a wide range of initiatives to help build, strengthen and nurture the local Jewish community including support for Jewish education, Jewish camping, Israel experiences and trips, Hillel and community events, activities and programs.Las Vegas Senior Lifeline providing home-based supportive care services to low-income elderly, Senior Lifeline clients receive meals on wheels, prescription drug assistance, transportation and homemaker services. For more information please contact Las Vegas Senior Lifeline at 702-732-0556.
|Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 N. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 384-3466 www.lvnhm.orgDedicated to the children and families of the community, the Museum provides interactive exhibits, educational programs and strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife and ecosystems, from the past through the present through the preservation and use of its collection.Educational ProgramsEarly Explorers (PK-K) addresses early childhood developmental milestone, through active exploration and interactive inquiry, for children between the ages of 3 to 6 years old. Children learn important skills, concepts and vocabulary to provide a foundation for future science education.Learning Safari (1st-8th) use guided questioning and interaction to empower 1st – 8th grade students to construct knowledge, make discoveries and connect their experience to the natural world while exploring habitats or adaptations.Science Sleuths (4th-8th) was created in response to the low science test scores of Clark County School District students, using national science standards and the Clark County curriculum essentials framework.Ancient Egypt Experience (6th-8th) & Family Weekend Science.These programs educate school age children, their parents and teachers by exploring the world outside of Las Vegas through its living and non-living collections.Scholarship ProgramsOpen Door program allows at-risk schools to visit the Museum free of charge. An organized school field trip is the only opportunity most of these children will have to experience what the Museum has to offer.The Explore program provides school bus transportation to the Museum for at-risk schools which do not have the resources to take field trips.
|Las Vegas Clark County Urban League
2470 North Decatur Blvd., Suite 150 Las Vegas, NV 89108 (702) 636-3949 www.lvccul.org 21st Century Community Learning CentersServes students in high poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools or are designated as in need of improvement under Title I. The Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League implements the 21st CCLC at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ as a structured after school program providing elementary, middle school and high school students– referred from Preparatory Institute, School for Academic Excellence at Charles I. West Hall (West Prep)–identified as “developing/emergent” or “approaching standard” for academic achievement, with extended opportunities for academic and social success.Broadband Technology OpportunitiesThe Las Vegas Urban League was selected to administer the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, which expanded the capacity of 14 public computer centers and created 16 new computer centers in public housing developments and community and senior centers throughout the most economically disadvantaged communities in Clark County, Nevada. The Centers offer computer classes in English and Spanish, job training and certification programs, and community health programs through local partner organizations.Child Care Subsidy ProgramThe Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to income eligible families who struggle with the high cost of child care. We work to empower parents to make the choices that will lead to self-sufficiency. This program works in conjunction with the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services and the Children’s Cabinet to connect children and families with access to a variety of quality child care programs and resources. The program is designed to provide affordable, accessible, reliable, caring, safe and stimulating child care for the children of Southern Nevada. Child Care Subsidy Services are located in the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson, NevadaDr. William Pearson Community CenterThe Urban League manages and operates the Pearson Community Center, an $18 million community destination hub, through a public/private partnership. The Pearson Community Center targets at-risk youth but also serves young adults, seniors, and families. The Center provides educational, health, and recreational activities for the residents of West Las Vegas–a low-income neighborhood lacking recreational and enrichment amenities. The Center works with youth, adults, families and seniors to promote learning, wellness, socialization and recreation for individuals who are unemployed, academically challenged and economically disadvantaged.Family Development DepartmentThe Family Development Department (FDD) targets families in crisis, including the homeless, ex-offenders, human trafficking victims, families facing emergencies and individuals seeking to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. This Department helps individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency by providing intensive case management services that overcome challenges and promote individual abilities.Martin Luther King Senior CenterDelivery of health and wellness services for our community’s older population is part of the Urban League’s mission in promoting self-sufficiency. The MLK Senior Center targets low-income senior citizens age 55 and over to provide health, wellness, life-long learning opportunities, recreational activities, socialization, transportation, home repairs and modifications, and case management services to older adults. Read and Rise is a component of a comprehensive program created by the National Urban League’s Education Department in cooperation with Scholastic Inc., and through funding from State Farm Insurance. The program is designed to ensure at-risk children have the prerequisites for early literacy and reading skills to prepare them to achieve in school and for a productive lifetime of success. The program delivery process is to engage parents/caretakers in the education process by teaching them research validated information and practical techniques to help engage their children in reading and literacy-building activities through parent circles, small groups, and meeting with facilitators and instructors.RExO ProgramThe RExO Program is designed to assist ex-felons transitioning from jail or prison back to the community. The goal is to provide family re-unification, education, mentoring and referral services to help ex-felons become self-sufficient through gainful employment. The RExO program provides clients life skills and employment training to improve communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills. Intensive case management provides supportive services to keep the client focused on attaining self-sufficiency goals and to reduce recidivism.Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesUnder a grant from the Veterans Administration Supportive Services for Families, the Agency provides a range of support services to eligible Veterans and their families to help prevent homelessness and promote housing stability among homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. Services include case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits, and time-limited temporary financial assistance payments.WeatherizationThe Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program enables North Las Vegas low-income residents to reduce energy bills by making homes more energy efficient at no cost. Department of Energy funds are used to improve the energy performance of homes for needy residents using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. Typical weatherization activities include air sealing to reduce infiltration, attic insulation, low flow shower heads, energy efficient light bulbs, solar screens, and repair/replace air conditioners and refrigerators.Women’s Infants and Children (WIC)In 2007, the Urban League added to its portfolio a new WIC Clinic in Clark County. The Agency was given complete autonomy by the State to locate a site, develop a space plan, build physical and operational infrastructure. The Urban League has successfully administered the WIC program and has met or exceeded all program requirements. This program is the state’s “model” for high-performing facilities that safeguard the health of low income women, infants and children (up to age 5) by providing supplemental nutritious foods and prenatal and postpartum healthcare information.
|Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Mailing: PO Box 2079 Las Vegas, NV 89125-2079 Physical Address: 73 Spectrum Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 639-1730www.lssnv.orgMission: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada expresses the love of Christ by serving and caring for people in need. The Lutheran Social Services of Nevada expresses the love of Christ by serving and caring for people in need through our nutrition services, supportive housing, rental/utility assistance, career assistance, and in-home personal care programs. Emergency food is available on a first-come, first service basis at 51 N. Pecos Rd, Suite 109. Other services require pre-qualification at 702-639-1730.Nutrition Services (located at 51 N. Pecos Rd., Suite 109 – Open Mon-Thurs. 7:30am -1:00pm): LSSN’s Emergency Food Pantry addresses the hunger needs in the community by providing fresh and non-perishable food and hygiene items. Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is necessary. LSSN also offers special food distributions at Thanksgiving, Christmas (including toys for children), and Easter.Supportive Housing: LSSN’s supportive housing program features three apartment buildings with 13 units and 30 beds for homeless families with minor children for up to 24 months. The program involves intensive, wrap-around case management to break the cycle of homelessness and empower people back to independence. Pre-qualification is by appointment: please call 702-639-1730.Rental/Utility Assistance: LSSN provides emergency rental and utility assistance for those in need through various programs. Each program has particular qualifications, and potential clients should call 702-639-1730 for pre-screening.Career Assistance: LSSN offers classes in resume writing, interview skills, and job application skills. In partnership with Bank of America, the curriculum also includes basic financial literacy, budgeting, and credit management. Call 702-639-1730 for more information and scheduling.In-Home Personal Care: LSSN offers in-home, non-medical personal care through its Angels of Care – Home Care program. More information is available online at http://www.lssnv.org/home_care.php or by calling Nicole Ianacone at 702-639-1730.
|Nathan Adelson Hospice
4141 S. Swenson St. Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 733-0320 www.nah.orgNathan Adelson Hospice is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada caring for 350-400 patients each day. Our vision is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. We have Board Certified Physicians in Hospice and Palliative Care, on site pharmacies, a full range of Complementary Therapies, physician visits to patient homes and the valley’s only comprehensive pediatric hospice program.Hospice Care – Hospice is a philosophy of care based on the belief that every individual has the right to spend his or her remaining life with dignity as they define it. We manage patients’ physical pain as well as focusing on the spiritual and emotional needs of the patient and their loved ones. Each patient has a personalized care plan based on their specific needs and wishes.Uncompensated Care Program – Since inception, Nathan Adelson Hospice has cared for more than 50,000 patients regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disease, insurance status, or ability to pay. The care for many of our patients was made possible through funds contributed to this program.Pediatric Hospice Program – Nathan Adelson Hospice is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada caring for 350-400 patients each day. We have board certified physicians in hospice and palliative care on staff, on site pharmacies, and a full array of other services.Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program – Patients can experience high levels of stress and anxiety associated with end-of-life issues. This program engages patients and their loved one in various comfort therapies that reduce stress and anxiety and enhance patient care.Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program – Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
|Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada Inc.
1849 Civic Center Drive North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 649-0998 www.nhssn.orgNeighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada Inc. (NHS) is a dedicated partnership of committed residents, business leaders and government representatives. The organization’s purpose is to promote affordable housing, homeownership and neighborhood revitalization in targeted areas throughout Southern Nevada. Our goal is to build better neighborhoods, block by block. NHS is proud to be the only Neighbor Works organization in Nevada.Affordable Rental HousingNHSSN owns and manages 132 units of affordable rental housing grouped in three distinct locations and serving different income and family compositions.Parsons Place (Transitional Housing Program) Located on the corner of 6th and Stewart in downtown Las Vegas, this one four-story building houses 57 units of studio apartments. The focus of these housing units is to provide clean, safe affordable housing opportunities to adults (no children allowed) who are moving out of shelters or “near homeless”. The income level is under 50% of Area Median Income (see chart). These clients come in with varying needs, but each client receives case management to help him/her develop a plan to achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.Calcaterra properties located a few blocks from the strip, just off Flamingo and Paradise, on a cul-de-sac, these five stand-alone buildings house 42 units of one and two bedroom apartments. The tenants are primarily families, with or without children, typically labor or service workers with an income level of under 60% of Area Median Income. The buildings are old and will need continuous repair.North Las Vegas properties Located near the business office, NHSSN has six buildings containing 33 units of one and two bedrooms, primarily 4/6/8 unit buildings. Tenants are singles, married couples with and without children. There is a very stable population – with low turnover. Buildings are older and will need continuous updating.Single-family rental homes for families Located in the North Valley area, NHSSN has two single family homes that have been refurbished. Tenants are singles, married couples with and without children. Very stable population – with low turnover.Homeownership Promotion InitiativesA primary goal of NHSSN is to provide homeownership opportunities to first time homebuyers with incomes of 80% or below Area Median Income (see chart). Home ownership helps stabilize the family unit as well as communities. This line of business includes several components. Homebuyer Education An eight-hour course that covers the basics of how to purchase a home, the players involved, pitfalls, inspections, insurance, etc. After the class, each attendee receives a Completion Certificate that is valid for one year and is a requirement for those individuals wishing to apply for and receive Down Payment Assistance (in any form) or other city/government programs.One-on-One Counseling After attending a HBE class, the attendee schedules a one-on-appointment with an NHS Housing Counselor. At this session, they go over credit issues, mortgage options, barriers to purchasing and answer any questions. The Housing Counselor prepares a written Action Plan for each client listing out all necessary requirements needed to prepare the client for a home purchase. Follow-up is done with the client until all barriers are removed, and he/she is able to quality for a mortgage.Down Payment Assistance Programs NHSSN is currently under contract with the City of North Las Vegas to administer their Deferred Loan – Down Payment Assistance Program. This program provides monetary assistance of up to $20,000 to a first-time homebuyer at 80% or below Area Median Income wishing to purchase a home in North Las Vegas. The funds are at 0% interest with no monthly payment required. The full amount is recorded against the property and must be repaid to the city at the time of a future sale or refinance. NHSSN underwrites the loan according to program criteria and “front ends” the money for the client.Post-Purchase Counseling NHSSN Housing Counselor follows up with first-time homebuyers on a regular basis to ensure they are making their payments on time and maintaining a family budget. The Counselor makes referrals to other organizations, if needed, and provides information on home repairs and other housing-related topics. The purpose of these updates is to provide support during the first year of homeownership to maintain positive home values and to prevent possible foreclosures. Post-purchase counseling includes educational workshops in which guest lecturers speak on various housing-related subjects. This can include DIY demonstrations and/or incentives (gift cards or discounts). Example: Energy efficiencies, i.e., replacing single pane windows with thermal pane windows to reduce energy costs in summer/winter. Lender Training encourages partnerships with community Lenders, Realtors, Title Companies and others. Every year, we have an open enrollment / application process for Lender participation. We charge an annual Administrative fee to cover the cost of processing the paperwork and conducting training for the Lender, which includes training for One Team Leader and up to Five Loan Officers. Once the application deadline has passed, we only work with the Lenders who have applied by the deadline. As a Partner they will have access to all programs available at NHSSN for their clients.Realtor Training NHSSN also provides Realtor Training on a monthly or as-needed basis. These two-hour training sessions provide the Realtor an overview of the process and guidelines they must follow in working with our programs. The Realtors are charged a fee and receive a Training Certification that is good for six months. After the six months, they must come back and re-certify. This is needed due to constantly changing programs and guidelines. We do not charge the attendees a fee for the classes.Homeownership Preservation InitiativesThis Line of Business is focused on helping families stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. This is a very time consuming, complex but rewarding activity requiring patience and diligence.Outreach Events include a wide variety of activities from small collaborative workshops to major community events with many sponsors. The purpose is to reach out to individuals/families struggling with foreclosure issues and refer them to appropriate resources.Foreclosure Intervention/Prevention Communicating with individuals/families at the very beginning of financial difficulties to help them avoid foreclosure.Foreclosure Counseling and Mitigation Negotiation – One-on-one counseling with individuals and families struggling with foreclosure issues. Negotiating and advocating on behalf of the client with their lender to come up with a workable solution for them to stay in their home. This includes many options: forbearance agreements, refinancing existing loans, reducing interest rates or principle balances, and other options.Educational Workshops This include informational seminars on topics relating to foreclosure such as financial repercussions, tax implications, credit issues, finding alternative housing and other issues. Collaborations with other organizations and guest speakers are invited to share information and guidance.Neighborhood RevitalizationNorth Valley: 40 Block Project NHSSN is a partner with the City of North Las Vegas in targeting time and resources to the North Valley (formerly know as the 40 Block) and College Park neighborhoods. The program objective of the 40 Block Project / College Park Acquisition-Rehab-Resale Program is to purchase homes within the targeted area; rehabilitate the homes to Housing Quality Standards (HQS); and resell the home to an eligible low-income (80%AMI or below) resident. The goal is to promote community reinvestment and redevelopment as well as increase homeownership in these communities.Annual Community Outreach Events NHSSN sponsors and/or collaborates with various organizations and municipalities in reaching out to the community through a number of community events. These events provide an avenue of providing information on NHSSN programs and positive public relations.
|Nevada Child Seekers
3230 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 118 Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 458-7009 www.nevadachildseekers.org Our Mission is to advocate for and engage in prevention, identification, and location efforts on behalf of missing and exploited children.Missing Child Case Management is offered to assist families and law enforcement in the search for missing, abducted and runaway children. Using information and a recent photo of the child, Nevada Child Seekers creates a flyer and sends it to law enforcement agencies and private businesses.Shout Out Loud is delivered to students and parents and encompasses safety and skills training to protect children from abduction and exploitation. The programs include: Shout Out Loud, NetSmartz Internet Safety, Operation Drug-Free and radKIDS.NETSMARTZ is an inherent safety program that is presented to elementary school, middle school and high school students as well as parent groups in Clark County. Presentations are age-specific and teach the importance of privacy and good decisions concerning the use of the internet.
Nevada H.A.N.D. Inc.
295 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 101 Las Vegas, NV 89119
|Nevada Health Centers
1799 Mount Mariah Drive, 2nd Floor Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 307-5414 www.nvrhc.org Currently operating throughout frontier, rural and urban areas of Nevada, NVHC is the largest provider of primary care for the uninsured and/or geographically isolated in the state. Our medical and dental systems are based on a family practice model. We offer screening services for children and adults including immunizations, prenatal and newborn care, deliveries and special gynecological care, acute medical care and minor surgery, management of chronic medical problems, family planning, health education, basic diagnostic laboratory, after hours service, basic x-ray, restorative and preventive dentistry and pharmacy.Community Health & Dental CentersNVHC operates more than 20 Community Health Centers & Dental Centers spread throughout Nevada.Community Health PharmacyBecause many communities in rural Nevada do not have access to pharmacies, NVHC has dispensaries in most of our rural health centers.OB/GYN Medical CenterOur primary care OB/GYN Center opened in North Las Vegas in 2003 but has since moved to a new location on Shadow Lane in Las Vegas. Case managers assist patients to find a payment source and provide information about each stage of pregnancy.Health Care for the HomelessNHVH provides medical services in Las Vegas at no cost for homeless patients.Nevada Health Centers MammovanOur mobile mammography van travels throughout Nevada to provide mammograms to women who are in geographically isolated and/or uninsured.Miles for Smiles Dental ProgramTwo mobile dental vans and dentists travel in selected areas of Nevada to provide restorative and preventive dental care to those most in need.Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ProgramWIC is nutritional education and food voucher program for eligible pregnant and breast feeding women, infants and children.
|Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America
704 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 646-0040 www.nevadapva.orgThe mission of Nevada PVA is to improve the quality of life of U.S. military veterans and others who have spinal cord dysfunction through the use of advocacy, research, sports and recreation, education and communication.Legislation – Nevada PVA Legislative program is to improve veteran’s benefits and support of the civil rights of all disabled citizens. Nevada PVA also donates prosthetic equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, and anything else we may have at the time) to those who do not meet the Veterans Administration requirements. Nevada PVA’s service office is located at: 4800 Alpine Place Suite 13 Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 731-9722.Advocacy – Promoting and defending the rights of disabled citizens, both veterans and non-veterans, is the mission of Nevada PVA Advocacy program. Nevada PVA strives to remove all barriers and to enforce and approve the legal rights of all disable people.Sports & Recreation – Nevada PVA maintains an active sports and recreation program for our members, and the disabled in our community. This program provides health benefits, support, opportunity, and camaraderie for all involved. Nevada PVA provides grants to our members to participate in a variety of recreational programs.Membership – Nevada PVA maintains an active membership base. We provide membership opportunities for qualified veterans. Nevada PVA actively seeks new members, volunteers, and supporters.Research – Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) conducts research studies for a better understanding of spinal cord dysfunction. PVA is one of the largest private supporters of spinal cord research in the United States. Some areas of investigation are: medical and clinical care, psychological adjustment, technology and devices to aid the disabled; and basic research through a cure for spinal cord injury. The Nevada PVA chapter donates funds each year to help support this program.Communications – Nevada PVA maintains active communication with our members and the disabled community through a variety of resources. Nevada PVA maintains a website. Bi-monthly newsletters are sent to our membership. Various meeting are attended throughout Las Vegas and Reno.Fundraising – Nevada PVA has various fundraising activities to raise money to support our programs and services. Fundraising activities include grant writing, vehicle donation program, sale of our CD and generous donors who make contributions.Administration – Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America is located at 704 South Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89107.This is where we hold Board of Directors meetings and carry on our day to day operations of the chapter.
710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 924-2100 www.nevadapartners.orgNevada Partners aims to build a healthy, sustainable community where all residents achieve their full potential through effective education, meaningful employment, safe and affordable housing, and vibrant civic and cultural engagement.Workforce Development DepartmentHelps individuals get training and jobs that allow them to be economically self-sufficient, use their talents and skills, and advance in their careers. We offer a series of workshops to help individuals become viable employees. We also help employers find competent and qualified workers.Positive Youth ImpactProvides specialized programming designed to increase basic literacy and numeracy skills, help students graduate from high school or attain a state-recognized certificate, and continue on to post-secondary education and/or attain employment.Housing PartnershipsFinancial assistance, bi-lingual homebuyer education classes, and one-on-one counseling services are provided to qualified homebuyers in an effort to promote home ownership and educate new home owners so that they can stay in their homes.Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ProgramProvides free tax return preparation and e-filing, delivered by IRS-certified volunteers, to qualified individuals during the tax season. The program is aimed at increasing the number eligible Clark County residents who claim and receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.
|Nevada P.E.P. Incorporated
2101 South Jones Blvd., Suite #120 Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 388-8899 www.nvpep.orgNevada PEP serves as the statewide Parent Training and Information Center for families of children with all disabilities, serving all 17 counties in Nevada. Nevada PEP is also the Statewide Family Network for families who have children with emotional difficulties. PEP provides a variety of training workshops on special education and disability related topics free of charge to families and professionals.
|Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program Inc.
2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6 Carson City, NV 89706 (775) 687-4680 www.nevadaruralrsvp.orgOffers volunteers 55 years and older a multitude of community service opportunities; provides transportation, administers the Home Companion, Lifeline, Exercise and Legal Programs. The majority of the seniors assisted live in the rural areas of Nevada where limited services are available.Home Companion ProgramThe RSVP Home Companion Program is an innovative volunteer program, began in 1984, to deliver a comprehensive support system of immediate needs, whose goal is to assist low-income and homebound seniors so that they can remain independent and in their own homes, preventing premature institutionalization. The Home Companion Program utilizes RSVP volunteers to provide basic everyday needs services, such as social companionship, help with correspondence, transportation to medical, dental and vision appointments, to pick up prescriptions, go grocery shopping, etc., in the Southern Nevada Pioneer Territory cities of Pahrump, Amargosa Valley, Caliente, Alamo, Rachel, Hiko, Pioche and Panaca.Lifeline ProgramSince 1999, the RSVP Lifeline Program has been providing a unique lifesaving service through an emergency telephone system for seniors living alone, enabling them to feel secure and thus increasing their self-sufficiency to ba able to remain independent and in their own home. With the touch of a button worn on the wrist or as a necklace, seniors can summon help in minutes for any emergency with the simple push of a button.The Respite Care ProgramProvides volunteers for 24/7 caregivers of a loved one to give them regular breaks for a few hours each week, so that they can tend to their own needs and just enjoy themselves outside the home to refresh.The Resistance Exercise ProgramHelps keep seniors active and ambulatory, preventing falls, by providing light weights training.The Transportation ProgramsProvide critical care trips to medical and dental appointments and for other necessities.The CARE Law Program provides pro bono elder legal services for low-income seniors.
|New Vista Ranch Inc.
5220 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 457-4677 www.newvistacommunity.org Provides supportive living accommodations in a home-like environment for disabled adults to increase their ability to live independently.
|Nye Communities Coalition
1020 East Wilson Road Pahrump, NV 89048 (775) 727-9970 www.nyecc.orgNye Communities Coalition serving Nye and Esmeralda Counties; developing projects in Lincoln County.Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug prevention coalition providing community assessment, planning, coordination and implementation of prevention, intervention and community change that will reduce youth use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and change adult behavior and attitudes associated with youth and adult use of substances.Projects include environmental and media ventures;
Adult and Dislocated Workforce development is a new addition to the coalition’s services. This provides the resources and removes the barriers that limit an individual’s ability to obtain gainful employment. NyECC Career Connections provides Adult and Dislocated Worker services.
4285 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 685-2359 www.olivecrest.orgOlive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, Treating and Educating at-risk children, and Preserving the family…”One Life at a Time.”®. Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 50,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves nearly 1,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.Olive Crest has had a substantial presence in Southern Nevada since 1997. Our office locations in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas provide a continuum of care for children and families throughout Clark County.Foster Care ServicesOlive Crest recruits, trains, and certifies foster family homes from the community to provide nurturing, secure and therapeutically safe environments for foster children. Foster children and parents are provided ongoing therapy, training, and support services. Olive Crest currently manages three different foster care programs.Treatment Foster Care – This program provides homes for children with emotional and behavioral needs that cannot be maintained in a regular foster care home. Olive Crest provides specialized and extensive training to foster parents and delivers a range of supportive resources and services for the family and child. An Olive Crest Treatment Specialist is assigned to coordinate and provide treatment designed to address childhood trauma and the child’s special needs.Sibling Care – Foster Children who are part of larger sibling groups (3 or more children) need specialized homes to care for them. Olive Crest provides support and training to foster parents who are able to care for these children. Olive Crest also provides services to the children and a care plan is developed to meet their needs.Emergency Placement – Emergency Placement foster parents are available to provide short-term immediate care for children who have been placed in protective custody by Child Protective Services. Placements can range from 1 day to 30 days while it is determined whether or not a child will need to be in a more long term foster care placement.Foster/Adoption – While Olive Crest is not an official adoption agency in Nevada, many of our families do adopt and we work closely with the Department of Family Services to make the process as smooth as possible. Through a grant with the Division of Child and Family Services, Olive Crest is completing adoption home studies and social summaries as an integral part of the adoption finalization process.Transitional Foster Youth ProgramsProject Independence – Olive Crest was awarded this pilot project to support 25 transitioning foster youth who were provided a housing voucher from the Las Vegas Regional Housing Authority. Through this program Olive Crest is providing the youth with workforce, education, and training services. In addition we also provide support, independent living skills training, resources, emergency assistance and case management. This project is in collaboration with United Way, Workforce Connections, Clark County Department of Family Services, the Housing Authority, Olive Crest and our workforce partner, Manpower.Mental Health ProgramsMental Health – Olive Crest provides in-home services that include Basic Skills Training and Psychosocial Rehabilitation to children with mental health and behavioral health needs. Olive Crest does assessments for children to determine eligibility and need for mental health services. Olive Crest also works with the families of these children to address mental health issues in an effort to maintain the child in the home and prevent family disruption. Olive Crest has provided these services since 2001.Family Preservation ProgramsFamily Resource Center (FRC) – Olive Crest currently operates a Family Resource Center in North Las Vegas. It is one of 5 geographically located centers in Clark County. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Through Case Management services, our bilingual program staff provide families with resources, linking them to services and following up to ensure services were accessed and needs met. Emergency assistance – flex funds are also available at the Center and can be used for utilities, housing, food, clothing, and job related expenses. Donated food, clothing, baby items, hygiene supplies, and household goods are also on site. Family Resource Center Case Managers also provide services at established outreach sites in an effort to reach families closer to their neighborhoods, making services more accessible. Olive Crest was awarded this program grant in August of 2008.Family to Family Connection – This program provides training and support groups for parents of children newborn-4 years old. Classes are interactive, covering topics such as Parenting, Health, Safety, and Development of infants and toddlers. Classes are also taught in both English and Spanish. The focus is providing families with fun and interesting interactive classes that not only give them opportunities to learn, but also a chance to meet other families and develop connections and supports. Classes are held at our center and also in established outreach sites. These classes are open to any families in the North Las Vegas service area; however information regarding family risk factors is documented to ensure we are reaching at-risk families in our community. Olive Crest was awarded this program from the Department of Health and Human Services in 2008.Strong Families – This Program was implemented in December 2008 and provides at-risk families with in-home family preservation services from a specialized support team. Families are helped to develop a plan to achieve goals and work toward self-sufficiency. The Ten Principles of Wraparound serve as the foundation for services. These principles are: Family voice and choice; Team based; Natural supports; Collaboration; Community-based; culturally competent; Individualized; Strengths based; Persistence; Outcome based.Respite – Respite Care services are provided to families (including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive families) that have children with special needs to help minimize stressors and prevent family disruption. Olive Crest currently manages 2 respite grants to help children and families in Southern Nevada. Since 1999 we have served an average of 130 families per year.Differential Response – In July 2009, Olive Crest assumed the management of the Differential Response (DR) program in the North Las Vegas Service area. Differential Response is a home-based program that is implemented where there are allegations of abuse or neglect that do not meet criteria for a formal Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, but do warrant some type of intervention. Olive Crest works with families who could be at risk for more serious abuse or neglect situations in a preventative and early intervention role. Through DR, Olive Crest is directly linked to Department of Family Services (DFS) Hotline and Child Protective Services Investigators.
|Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada
3220 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 878-7776 www.planparenthood.orgPlanned Parenthood of Southern Nevada (PPSN) has a new, more focused mission statement as of October 1, 2010, which is: PPRM empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. Last year, PPSN served 18,373 individuals with sexual and reproductive health care, helping them to prevent unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive cancers. PPRM’s Community Education programs offer evidence-based, age-appropriate comprehensive sex education to young people and adults, reaching 3,000 people in Las Vegas annually with crucial education and skills. Our Promotores de Salud program has a corps of community members trained in health resources/sexual health who provide individual and group education to our community, primarily in Spanish.
|Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation (was Anthony Pollard Found.)
950 West Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 255-3001 www.alpfoundation.orgTo commission students and youth to become positive and productive members of society through rigorous academic curriculum enhanced through intercultural studies.CDF Freedom School Program integrates five essential components: academic enrichment, parent & family involvement, civic engagement & social action, intergenerational leadership development and health & wellness for a well-rounded program of activities during the summer.Rainbow Dreams Scholarship provides annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have the desire and ability but lack the financial resources needed to pursue their goals of higher education.Dream Care – Before and After School Care is a program that reinforces the regular curriculum and helps to maintain the students’ interest in education. This ‘wrap around’ program provides a safe and productive place for many Rainbow Dreams Academy students to spend time during the critical hours before and after school and away from the temptations of the streets.Free Lunch Program at the school. Nearly 33% of our student population is eligible for the program with provides access to food through a healthful and nutritionally balanced diet. Nutrition education is offered to educate and encourage healthy food choices and active lifestyles.
|Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada
611 South Ninth Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 259-4900 www.rtsnv.orgRebuilding Together fills a pressing need in our communities. The rising cost of living and falling social service budgets have left some of our most vulnerable neighbors without the most basic of necessities of warm, safe, and dry home. In our extreme desert climate, air-conditioning is more than a luxury, it is vital to survival. The nation is facing enormous problems, many of which have reached crisis levels. The low-income homeowners that Rebuilding Together serves are disproportionately affected by these issues. Homeownership is at an all-time high, especially among low to moderate income Americans, but the costs of owning and maintaining a home are growing exponentially. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, leaving low-income citizens with less and less disposable income for home repairs and modifications. Rebuilding Together focuses on the issues of homeownership, the elderly, the disabled, veterans and families with children. By identifying the challenges of homeownership, we are well placed to face a problem with full understanding and to create real, sustainable solutions for the low-income homeowners we serve.Emergency Repair Program repairs of an emergency nature such as roofing, plumbing, electrical, water heaters, air conditioning and heating are made to qualifying homeowners.National Rebuilding Day is our signature annual event held the last Saturday in April and is the culmination of a year of planning, evaluating, training, organizing and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of community volunteers nationwide.Safe at Home Program is the primary goal of Safe at Home program is to address home repair and maintenance issues that potentially present a safety risk or limit the access to or within the home. Projects are selected to match the skill set of the volunteer team and supplemented by skilled trade professionals as required.Hero’s At Home Sears Holdings created the annual partnership with Rebuilding Together in response to an urgent need to address home rehabilitation needs of military families facing hardship. Additionally, the volunteer-driven repair program is held throughout the year to assist veterans and families of deployed members of the military.Green Housing Program Home repair and rehabilitation are inherently green. Through the repairs Rebuilding Together affiliates make, homeowners save money and are better able to afford other essential needs.
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
2323 Potosi St Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 252-4663 www.rmhlv.orgOur Mission: Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC, and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.The Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas – provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. A donation of $10 per night per family is requested, but no one is turned away if they are unable to pay.Let’s Do Lunch – During regular hospital visits, RMHC volunteers noticed that several parents staying at their child’s bedsides weren’t eating. So RMHC began this program. Every week, sack lunches are prepared and delivered to parents and families staying with their children at University Medical Center (UMC) and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. In addition, stuffed animals, games and toys are given to the children.The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program – In partnership with Nevada Health Center’s (NHC) Miles for Smiles, RMHC launched a state-of-the-art mobile dental unite in 2005 to provide access to dental care in five (5) rural counties in Nevada. The mobile clinic is dedicated to helping children in the northeastern Nevada region and visits to schools, community center, family resource centers and other locations.RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program – RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, with support from RMHC Global & Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas, offers local scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. These scholarships are part of RMHC’s ongoing commitment to education.
|SAFE House Inc.
921 American Pacific Dr Ste 300 Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 451-4203 www.safehousenv.orgCommitted to stopping abuse in the family environment by providing a domestic violence shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy, transitional housing, counseling and batterers treatment services.Emergency Services ProgramThe Emergency Services program provides crisis intervention, information and referral (through a 24/7 hotline), safe shelter, support services, and case management for victims of domestic violence. The shelter also hosts life skills training and houses a Children’s Learning Center. The shelter is operated and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can house up to 52 clients per night.The Counseling Program provides individual and group counseling for children and adults who have been impacted by domestic violence. Counseling services are available at the S.A.F.E. House shelter and the Counseling and Advocacy Center, for those who do not reside in the emergency shelter. The goal of the Counseling Program is to improve the mental health of clients hurt by domestic violence.Advocates ProgramThe Advocates Program provides legal, judicial system, personal, and transitional advocacy, within a coordinated community response, to victims of domestic violence. Staff Advocates work with clients in legal procedures, Family Court, CPS, and other settings. The goal of the Advocacy Program is to increase a victim of domestic violence awareness of resources and options to protect oneself from domestic violence and from future abuse.Community Education and OutreachProviding education and information to the general public is essential in stopping domestic violence and giving voice to the issue. The Program offers professional domestic violence training; literature and other information about domestic violence prevention activities; and safety planning and promotion of the shelter and the hotline. The ultimate outcome of this project is to improve the health of children and adults in southern Nevada by increasing public awareness efforts.
|Safe Nest / TADC
2915 W Charleston Blvd Ste 3A Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 877-0133 www.safenest.orgSince, 1977, Safe Nest has operated the only 24-hour emergency shelters in Las Vegas with undisclosed locations for the safety of battered women and children.Mission – To be the leading advocate in promoting the eradication of domestic violence by providing confidential assistance including shelter, food, clothing, counseling, education and other services to individuals experiencing domestic violence, while maintaining the highest respect and dignity for our clients.Vision – A world where domestic violence is not tolerated.Safe Nest Shelter Services include:24-hour crisis hotline24-hour emergency shelter with an average eight to 10 week stayLegal Advocacy and Case ManagementInformation and Referral for a variety of needsCrisis Intervention CounselorsFamily AssessmentsIn-Shelter Support GroupsIn-Shelter Children’s TherapistLife skills classesLimited transportation assistanceIndividual/Group counseling for victimsBatterer’s Intervention groups for abusersChildren’s individual and group therapyAdolescent Group therapyProtection Order assistanceEmergency Protection Order assistance
|Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living
2950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 220 Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 889-4126 www.sncil.org The Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living’s (SNCIL) Mission Statement is to help remove barriers preventing independent living for people with disabilities in the family, community or employment. SNCIL offers programs to help people with disabilities of all ages and disabilities live independent lives in the community outside of institutions.Contact Information: Services are offered in Clark County through two locations:West Side: 6039 Eldora, Ste. H-8, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, 702-889-4216, covers all areas West of Rancho. East Side: 3100 E. Lake Mead, Ste. 4-A, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030, 649-3822 Covers all areas East of Rancho and rural areas including Moapa, Logandale, Overton, Henderson and Laughlin.Services are offered at no cost to assist consumers achieve independent living goals include:
SNCIL also publishes a disability directory to assist consumers easier access to services available to them. The Agency also hosts and an annual disability awareness day to bring together both service providers and consumers. The majority of the Board and Staff Members are individuals with disabilities and serve as role models in the community.
|Southern Nevada Public Television
3050 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 799-1010 www.VegasPBS.orgVegas PBS, with support from the activities of Southern Nevada Public Television, provides an array of programming and community based services that improve health and education; strengthen community institutions; provide universal access to the arts; and foster civic engagement.These services are delivered through a combination of media platforms; the local school district, community college, and university; and partnerships with community non-profits, various statewide government agencies, and many local, statewide and national businesses.Vegas PBS & Health and Human Services Programs and ServicesON-AIR PUBLIC MEDIA
|Spread the Word Nevada
1075 American Pacific Dr., Suite B Henderson, NV 89074 (702) 564-7809 www.spreadthewordnevada.orgSpread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books in the hands and home of children from preschool through 5th grade within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. Through community collaboration, mentorship, and family partnership programs, Spread the Word Nevada fosters reading and language development opportunities ultimately leading to brighter academic and economic futures for these children. We are dedicated to changing the lives of our at-risk children, one book at a time.Kids to Kids, our flagship program, reaches out to at-risk children (grades Preschool through 5th grade) in low income areas by providing them with new and gently used books to develop their very own “keep at home” library of books to learn from, share with their families. The program encourages reading as a family activity and provides access to literature during the formative stages of a child’s education, in order to become proficient readers, children must have ownership of books. We also create opportunities for the entire family to increase their literacy and English proficiency. In the initial adoption of an at-risk school, the children receive a Kids to Kids canvas book bag and select five books of their choice. Every month thereafter, continuing throughout their elementary school careers with this school, they can choose one additional book to add to their growing libraries.Once a school is adopted into the Kids to Kids family, they benefit by having access to all of our additional programs:Breakfast with Books helps instill the importance of reading with the children in partnership with their families. Each month, students and their parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings are invited to share in a light breakfast and story reading at the elementary schools we serve. Every person who attends receives not only breakfast but also a book to keep. Families also are given a simply outlined literacy expansion activity to take home and implement, which reinforces the concepts presented during the program. At the conclusion of the story reading, a raffle takes place, and attendees are awarded prizes of new books and literacy related toys.Books & Buddies, launched in 2007, is our reading mentorship program which partners our volunteers from Southern Nevada’s senior centers, business and communities with children attending our at-risk elementary schools. The volunteers work individually with students to focus on further developing the child’s reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills. Book & Buddies provides much needed support and tutoring which is not available within the classroom or in the child’s home.
|St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Mailing: PO Box 60100 Boulder City, NV 89006Physical address: 200 Wilson Circle, Boulder City, NV 89005(702) 294-7100www.stjudesranch.org/ St. Jude’s Ranch for Children’s mission statement is to serve all abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment. This is accomplished through an array of services to children and families which include:Therapeutic Foster Care – We provide safe, family based therapeutic foster homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children ages 0-18. Our Model of Care is based on therapeutic principals that are aimed at assisting children and youth with dealing with their abuse, sense of loss and in creating hope for the future. Our program prides itself on the development of important skills in children that builds their sense of self and ability to have positive relationships with others. Children in this program receive quality clinical services, educational supports and other needed services to improve their overall well-being and functioning.Sibling Groups – We keep large sibling groups together that come into foster care. Preserving the relationship between siblings is a critical to the well-being of children. More than 50% of children living at St. Jude’s Ranch have at least one sibling with them.Pregnant and Parenting Teens –We provide a residential program in Southern Nevada for six youth ages 10 to 17 years old that are pregnant or parenting children ages 0-2 years old. The goals of the program and to keep the teen mom and baby together, preserving their little family unit by giving them a safe place to live, provide and teach proper nutrition, receive prenatal care, continue their education, learn parenting skills, learn job skills and simply learn how to be good moms.Transitional Living – This program is for youth ages 15 to 21 years old that will “age out” of foster care. The goals of the program is to prepare them to live on their own once they graduate from this therapeutic program where they learn independent living skills to become productive, wage-earning members of the community when they leave us. For example, they are taught how to apply to college, how to get a job and keep a job, how to open a bank account and write checks, budget, grocery shop and how to cook. 100% of our residents in the Transitional Living program graduate from High School.Early Head Start – In partnership with Sunrise Children’s Foundation we opened an on-campus program for age’s infant to 3 years old. The goals of this program and two fold; develop an early love of learning in children while teaching teen mothers how infants and toddlers learn and be their babies’ first teachers. This program provides services to the babies of the new teen moms, to the youngest campus residents and is open to the Boulder City community.Supportive Housing – Our newest program is a supportive housing project funded by a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a grant from Clark County. This facility will meet another critically unmet need for homeless young adults in Southern Nevada in need of supportive housing services – completing high school, learning job skills to apply for, get and keep a job, receiving medical and mental health services, having temporary housing for nine to 12 months while they get on their feet, and ultimately find permanent housing.
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada
4850 W Flamingo Rd Ste 25 Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 822-2324 www.komensouthernnevada.org The mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program provides free breast cancer screening services to individuals under age 50 who lack health care coverage or financial means.The Center for Compassionate Care provides counseling and support services for women, men and children affected by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly. Individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones have access to counseling and support services that teach critical coping skills.Great Basin Primary Care Association of Nevada has established a Patient Care Fund for assisting with the cost of breast cancer treatment services for qualified, uninsured women. In partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, local treatment providers, and other agencies, a functional program has been created to assist many early-stage breast cancer patients.St. Rose Dominican Hospitals provides professional fittings for post-mastectomy prosthesis through its Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers of Excellence. In addition to the bra and prosthesis services, the WomensCare Centers offer numerous free or low-cost classes that encourage health and wellness for men and women.
|The Public Education Foundation
4350 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 891119 (702) 799-1042 www.thepef.orgWorks collaboratively with the Clark County School District to ensure that students, including many who are at-risk, succeed in the classroom and in life, through literacy programs, teacher support, scholarships, school autonomy, service learning, and exposure to the arts.Clark County READS refurbishes older school libraries with up-to-date nonfiction books, provides books to at-risk students, recruits and trains volunteer reading partners to work with struggling readers, promotes early literacy for at-risk children from 6 months to five years of age through the pediatric exam room, and promotes literacy skills in elementary schools through the Family Literacy Program.Teacher EXCHANGE™ provides a re-use resource center for community donations of surplus materials which are available to teachers for use in their classrooms.Scholarship Program awards scholarships to local high school students, enabling them to access colleges, universities, and other post-secondary programs that many of them may not be able to afford.Empowerment Schools improve student performance through autonomy, accountability, pay-for-performance, and collaboration through public-private partnerships.Project SMILE provides emergency treatment for students who are not eligible for any other dental assistance and have critical dental problems which interfere with learning.We R Community provides service learning to high school students by engaging them in the world of philanthropy and community service.Artists 4 Kidz connects creative energy of the Las Vegas community in order to enrich student exposure to the arts.Leadership Institute develops programs for principals, administrators, and superintendents which will strengthen their skills in schools.WorldWide Learning Connection promotes global understanding through innovative artistic experiences, collaborations, and curriculum.
|The Rape Crisis Center (Community Action Against Rape)
801 South Rancho Blvd., Suite B-2 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 385-2153 www.therapecrisiscenter.orgThey are committed to helping adult and child victims of sexual assault and their loved ones restore their lives through crisis intervention, understanding and resources.
|Salvation Army Clark County Command
PO Box 28369 Las Vegas, NV 89126 (702) 870-4430 www.salvationarmyusa.orgProvides, without discrimination, alcohol, chemical abuse and mental illness recovery programs, food, emergency services, lodging, counseling, youth programs, family services, employment placement and worship opportunities.Adult Rehabilitation ProgramThis is an intensive 4-5 month residential program for treatment of Alcohol, Drug and Problem Gambling.Emergency Shelter and Meals administers basic needs and immediate assistance to homeless individuals and families.Family ServicesSupplies food, shelter, clothes, utility and rental assistance to families in crisis.Family Services (Henderson)Gives direct emergency assistance to individuals and families, including clothing, utility assistance, food, employment cards, transportation and medical prescriptions.Henderson Adult Day Care cares for elderly and disabled adults during the day in a warm loving and protective setting.Lied Transitional Housing Complex offers transitional housing to individuals and couples as they become economically self-sufficient.Pahrump Family Services distributes food, clothing, shelter and other basic needs to families and individuals in times of crisis.Pathways is a 42 bed co-ed licensed group home that serves the chronically homeless with a diagnosed mental illness. The program model provides clients with all basic needs, including individual and group mental health therapy, life skills training, substance abuse treatment and supportive services.S.T.E.P.S.(Supported Transition Encouraging People’s Success)STEPS is a supported living arrangement for persons with a diagnosed mental illness. The program has 30 individual apartments to assist each consumer to develop a daily living, i.e. shopping, money management, medication management, house keeping and cooking.Safe Haven provides emergency housing for 25 homeless persons with a mental illness. Support services are provided by the P.A.T.H. program. Access to case managers, therapy and 24-hour mental health technicians are available.P.A.T.H. (Projects for Assistance in Transition for Homelessness)The purpose of the PATH program is to locate and engage the homeless, chronically mentally ill individual and provide case management, transitional housing and referral services to assist them in achieving a higher level of functioning as well as a greater degree of independent living.
|The Shade Tree
1 W Owens North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 385-0072 www.theshadetree.orgThe mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.Survivor Services Center provides crucial services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, street crime and elder abuse (shelter, protective orders, 911 phones, support group). Each year more than 33% of the women and more than 50% of the children served have experienced violence.Children’s Activity Center a specialized program addressing issues faced by homeless and abused children. Annually, more than 1000 children are served. We have 1 day old babies that make this their first home and teenagers that graduate from high school while staying in shelter.Meals nutritional needs are met by providing breakfast to all the women and children beginning at 6:00 a.m., lunch is served at 11 a.m. Women and children that will not be in the building for lunch are provided a sack lunch. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. and more than 77,000 meals are served each year.Case Management-Comprehensive goals are arranged by experts in the causal factors leading women and children to a shelter stay. Victimization, economic barriers, or mental health challenges are addressed.Emergency Shelter Program – a 24/7 safe place for the homeless to stay (up to 90 days) and receive assistance with all basic needs as well as referrals to other community agencies. The average stay is 18 days and this program is full of families and single women nearly every day of the year.Job Development Program – offers 14 core classes to assist clients to prepare for, search, obtain and retain employment that pays a living wage of at least $10-$13 per hour. This program is one of the main components supporting our goal of women becoming self-sufficient.Transitional Shelter – provides long-term residential stay of up to two years for those individuals ready and committed to making significant life-changes. Direct admission to this program is common for individuals coming out of situations of domestic violence/street crime and elder abuse, first time homeless, the working poor and transfer ready residents from the Emergency Shelter Program. This program offers every service needed to make a fresh start.Stallman Touro Clinic – Volunteer physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals provide care for the women and children staying with us. It is our commitment to change the health of the future generations and provide compassionate care to today’s victims through the clinic.Noah’s Animal House – Pets are family members too! No longer is a concern for the safety of a pet being a barrier to accessing shelter services when needed. Family members have directly access to their pets and do not worry that they have been abandoned.Life Skills/Client Recovery Program – This comprehensive program offers 37 onsite classes designed to enhance job development by addressing other deficiencies in life skills and increasing a woman’s opportunity for sustainable success. Life Skills training includes such classes as reading, writing skills, math, budgeting, time management, healthy relationships, co-dependency, grief, depression & anxiety, conflict resolution, housing I and II and computer 101.
|United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN)
1201 N Decatur Blvd Ste 106 Las Vegas, NV 89108 (702) 648-3500 www.ulan.orgPrograms provide direct services to individuals and families to assist with their immediate needs while guiding them toward self-sufficiency through case management.Programs IncludeInformation and Referral works with on-site clients as well as referrals to telephone inquiries.
Project Reach works with NV Energy on their program. Prescreen for eligibility and follow up.
|United Methodist Social Ministries of Southern nevada
4412 S Maryland ParkwayLas Vegas, NV 89119
|United Way of Southern Nevada
5830 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 892-2300 www.uwsn.org Mission – United Way of Southern Nevada works to advance the common good through our focus on education, health and financial stability, the building blocks of a good life. We recruit people and organizations from all around the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Together, person by person, we can make lasting change.Vision – We believe southern Nevada is a community where all people can achieve their human potential through a solid educational foundation, financial stability and healthy lives.
|Variety Early Learning Center
990 “D” St Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 647-4907 www.varietyearlylearningcenter.org Founded in1955, Variety Early Learning Center provides quality child care services to low-income families serving children ages two months to five years old not yet in first grade. Since its inception, the center has grown to provide different programs to service children and their families:Infant/Toddler Program serving children ages two months to 2 years old.Preschool Program serving children ages 3 to 5 years old not yet in kindergarten.Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for children’s meals.Affordable Child Care Programs for low-income families who qualify.Child Care Assistance for parents seeking employment or in job training or crisis recovery.Staff Development Training in the field of early childhood education.Children’s assessment tools to monitor children’s development progress.Substance Abuse Prevention Program – an age-appropriate early childhood prevention program funded by SAPTA.
|Women’s Development Center
4020 Pecos McLeod Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 796-7770 www.wdclv.orgWomen’s Development Center (WDC) provides opportunities to economically disadvantaged families, individuals, and seniors to secure transitional, affordable permanent housing and homeownership to attain long-term self-sufficiency.The Transitional Housing (TH) Programs assists single homeless parents and their children achieve housing stability and self-reliance.The Independent Living Program assists homeless senior women maintain their independence by achieving housing stability.The LINK Program offers financial assistance to families, individuals, and seniors who are transitioning from an emergency shelter or transitional housing program into permanent housing.The Affordable Rental Program assists working poor families and individuals with a safe, secure, and sanitary apartment that is affordable.The HOPWA Housing Program provides affordable permanent housing to individuals and small families with a medical diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.The Lindell Harbor Senior Apartments provides income-eligible persons 55 years of age and older with a clean, safe, affordable apartment.The Homeownership Services Program assists low-income families with Homebuyer’s and Financial Literacy, Foreclosure Intervention, and Rebuilding Your Credit educational courses, while providing housing, credit, and default counseling as needed.
|YMCA of Southern Nevada
4141 Meadows Ln Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 877-9622 www.lasvegasymca.orgThe Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established locally in 1944, the YMCA of Southern Nevada is dedicated to strengthening the community. Each year, more than 40,000 Southern Nevadans of every age are enriched through opportunities at three Valley Y locations. Individuals access hundreds of aquatic, health and wellness, youth and family, and sports programs led by trained instructors and volunteers. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Visit lasvegasymca.org to learn more.The Y for Youth DevelopmentThe values and skills kids learn early on are the building blocks for life. Because of the Y more young people right here in Southern Nevada are making smarter choices. At the Y, youth learn values and positive behaviors while exploring their unique interests. They realize their potential. The result? Confident kids today, contributing adults tomorrow.Child Care – With so many demands on your time, we understand that you need all the support you can get. That’s why child care at the Y goes beyond “looking after” kids. We nurture their development by providing a safe place to learn skills, develop healthy relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.Education & Leadership – All kids have great potential, and we help them realize it. They gain confidence as they see the Y as a place where they belong and can explore interests. Through after-school tutorial programs, mentoring and youth volunteerism, we make sure every child can envision a bright future.Swim, Sports & Play – beyond physical health. Whether youth gain confidence while learning to swim, practicing teamwork or interacting with people of different backgrounds, we build the whole child – from the inside out.Camps – Day camp. Specialty camp. Holiday camp. Overnight camp. They’re all about discovery. Kids have the chance to explore the world around them, find their talents, gain independence, try new activities and make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Did we mention it’s fun too?The Y for Healthy LivingBeing healthy means being physically active, plus a whole lot more. It’s about maintaining balance, and the Y is a place where you can work toward it. Challenge yourself to learn a new skill, meet “future friends” or reconnect with loved ones through a carefree family activity. At the Y, it’s all about living healthier on the inside and the outside.Family Time – Families are our specialty. The Y is a place where you and your kids can take a break from daily challenges and learn how to overcome them. We want to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater balance and become more engaged in the community.Health, Well-being & Fitness – Working out is important, but we know a healthy lifestyle goes deeper. Fun classes (yoga, Zumba and more!), wellness coaches, educational programs, friendly support – we nurture your physical and intellectual strength.Sports & Recreation – Sports, fun and exploring are for the young and young at heart. Along with improving health, teamwork connects you to others. That’s why we offer recreational opportunities for every member of the family. You’re never too old to get in the game.The Y for Social Responsibility When we work as one, we move Southern Nevada forward. That’s why we’re committed to supporting our neighbors and providing opportunities for people of every age to give and join in.Social Services – address important issues like childhood obesity, affordable pre-K education and family togetherness. We work hard to help all individuals achieve their best.Global Services – At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home. Ys in the U.S. help young people develop cultural awareness and connect with diverse populations. As a global network, the Y has the resources to build bridges and make communities everywhere stronger.Volunteerism & Giving – We exist thanks to others’ generosity. Dedicated volunteers and donors know the positive impact the Y has in the community. Because of them, we can give back to the communities we serve.Advocacy – We are a powerful advocate for our communities. Our reputation and relationships in neighborhoods across Southern Nevada mean that we can organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues.