$1.6 Million Awarded Through The Emergency Food And Shelter Program To Provide Food, Shelter, And Utility Assistance To Local Families

Nevada families can get connected to these essential resources by contacting Nevada 211

United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is proud to announce that 12 nonprofit partners will receive $1.6 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) federal funding to help provide food, shelter, and utility assistance, ensuring Southern Nevadans have the resources and tools they need to build a path to recovery.

“Through this $1.6 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding, UWSN and our 12 nonprofit partners can provide relief for local families,” said Ms. Kyle B. Rahn, President & CEO of UWSN. “The support provided by UWSN and the EFSP is part of our strategic efforts to build pathways out of poverty and help our community recover and rebuild.”

In Southern Nevada, the EFSP provides a network of resources for those struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. With these funds, which are awarded through the Department of Homeland Security, our nonprofit partners will provide essential services such as food, shelter, and utility assistance. This funding will provide financial support in addition to the over $2.4 million already invested through UWSN’s Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund, funded through individual donors and community supporters such as the Nevada Attorney General, NV Energy, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and many more.

Individuals can access help by calling Nevada 211 at 1.866.535.5654 or visiting nevada211.org. Assistance is available from the following 12 organizations listed below:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
702.387.2290 or 702.366.2092
Providing food and shelter assistance

Emergency Aid of Boulder City
Providing shelter and utility assistance

Family Promise of Las Vegas
Providing shelter services.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
Providing food assistance.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada
Providing shelter assistance.

Jewish Family Service Agency
Providing food and shelter assistance.

Kline Veterans Fund
Providing shelter and utility assistance.

Lutheran Social Services
Providing shelter services.

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Providing food assistance.

Safe Nest TADC
Providing shelter assistance.

Salvation Army
Las Vegas: 702.649.8240
Henderson: 702.565.9578
Mesquite: 702.345.5116
Providing food and shelter assistance.

United Labor Agency of Nevada
Providing food and shelter assistance.

A local board made up of local government, non-profit organizations, and United Way of Southern Nevada determined how the funds awarded to Clark County were distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.


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