UWSN announces 95,282 essential services provided through the power of nonprofit collaboration
LAS VEGAS – United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is proud to present that 95,282 services have been provided to support Southern Nevadans through UWSN’s nonprofit network from July 2021 to December 2021. As a nonprofit leader for 65 years, UWSN brings together over 75 nonprofits in the Southern Nevada region to provide resources to those who need them most and to ensure a stronger future for local residents.
“We are proud to be the convener of nonprofit organizations to create a network of support for Southern Nevadans and be a force for positive change in our beloved community,” said Julian High, UWSN’s President and CEO. “We are thrilled by these incredible results which exemplify that united, we can build a better community for all.”
UWSN continues to stand in the center of the community and ensure resources are available to help Southern Nevadans succeed. To meet the current needs, UWSN provides funding for various education, workforce development, and community support programs with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the first half of the fiscal year, UWSN and their nonprofit network have provided:
- 5,788 students with access to a quality education from pre-k to graduation day
- 1,488 people received job training to add to their professional skills
- 1,661 people received assistance to keep the lights on through the Project REACH program, powered by the NV Energy Foundation
- 12,915 people received assistance for temporary housing or to pay their rent or mortgage
- 71,808 people received food assistance such as prepared meals and groceries
- 1,622 people received assistance to access counseling and healthcare services
These results are made possible through the support of both private and public funding. Donations made to UWSN are distributed where they are needed most and stay in Southern Nevada to provide support to one in four individuals in our community. For more information about UWSN’s nonprofit network and to donate, visit uwsn.org/ourpartners.