Emergency Food and Shelter program provides food, shelter, and utility assistance to 
Southern Nevada community

LAS VEGAS- United Way of Southern Nevada and the Local Board of the Clark County Emergency Food and Shelter Program is proud to announce that 16 nonprofit partners received $1.28 million in federal funds through Phase 40 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). 

“The Emergency Food and Shelter program has been a pillar of support for the Southern Nevada community for many years and we are proud to continue our partnership with the Clark County Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter program to continue providing essential support to our community,” said Julian High, President and CEO of UWSN. “The program will continue to ensure Southern Nevadans have the support they need to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table, and the lights on.” 

In Southern Nevada, the EFSP provides a network of resources for those in need of food, shelter, and utility assistance services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Clark County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program distributed $9.9 million to provide over 588,000 meals and more than 51,200 nights of shelter. EFSP funds were also used to support 2,680 households with emergency rental assistance. 

Individuals can access help from the following 16 organizations listed below:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Providing food assistance 

East Valley Family Services
Providing utility assistance

Emergency Aid of Boulder City
Providing rent and mortgage assistance

Family Promise of Las Vegas 
Providing rent/mortgage assistance 

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
Providing food assistance

HELP of Southern Nevada
Providing food assistance

HopeLink of Southern Nevada
Providing rent/ mortgage assistance

Jewish Family Service Agency
Providing rent/ mortgage assistance

Kline Veterans Fund 
Providing rent/mortgage and utility assistance

Lutheran Social Services
Providing food and rent/mortgage assistance

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Providing food assistance

Olive Crest 
Providing utility assistance

The Just One Project
Providing food and rent/mortgage assistance

The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada 
Providing food, rent/ mortgage and utility assistance 

Three Square
Providing utility assistance

United Labor Agency of Nevada
Providing rent/ mortgage assistance

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is overseen by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federation of North America, The Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in Clark County.   

The Local Board for Clark County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program determines how the federal funds are to be distributed among the emergency assistance 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. Members of the Local Board include representatives from local governments, nonprofit service agencies, and faith-based organizations.

About United Way of Southern Nevada: Beginning in 2022 and into 2023, United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) celebrates its 65th anniversary, and we are proud of the incredible impact we have made in our community over the past six and a half decades. United Way of Southern Nevada is dedicated to ensuring that every person in Southern Nevada has the opportunity to succeed. We've been doing this since 1957—before many of our beloved resorts and casinos lit up the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. This year, we will celebrate our successes, honor the legends who helped us get here, and inspire Southern Nevadans to support UWSN for years to come.

United Way of Southern Nevada and Clark County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Announces over $1 million available in funding