Over $2.4 Million Awarded To Support Local Families Through Phase 37 Of Emergency Food And Shelter Program And Cares Act Funding

LAS VEGAS – As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Southern Nevada, access to essential services is critical for individuals, families, and children across the valley. United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is proud to announce that 12 of our nonprofit partners were recommended to receive $2.4 million in federal funds through Phase 37 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (ESFP) and CARES ACT supplemental funding, which are awarded through the Department of Homeland Security.

“United Way of Southern Nevada is dedicated to ensuring that families in Southern Nevada have access to resources that will help them get back on their feet,” said Ms. Kyle B. Rahn, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. “Through this funding, our nonprofit partners can provide relief and encourage recovery in our community.”

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, our nonprofit partners will provide essential services such as food, shelter, and utility assistance. The supplemental CARES Act funding will ensure that Southern Nevadans receive the tools they need to recover from the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will provide financial support in addition to the over $2 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 from the following 12 organizations in the areas listed below:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
702.387.2290 or 702.366.2092
Providing a food pantry and mass shelter options.

East Valley Family Services
Providing a food pantry.

Emergency Aid of Boulder City
Providing rent, mortgage and other shelter assistance

HELP of Southern Nevada
Providing a food assistance.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
Providing a food assistance.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada
Providing shelter assistance.

Jewish Family Service Agency
Providing food, shelter, and utility assistance.

Kline Veterans Fund
Providing shelter and utility assistance.

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 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.

For more information visit uwsn.org. To learn more or schedule an interview, please contact Laurie Mann at 702-563-7813 or LaurieM@uwsn.org.

About United Way of Southern Nevada:

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community’s most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.


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