Clark County and Las Vegas Communities Have Access to Over $1 Million through the Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Programs are free services available to assist families in need.

LAS VEGAS – United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to announce the fourteen nonprofits receiving federal funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Organizations received funding to help families in need through food, housing and utility assistance. Families in the communities of Clark County and Las Vegas can benefit and gain access to free services to help alleviate the stress of expenses while experiencing crisis situations.

“We are helping to solve the problems of our residents and connecting families in need to a hot meal, rent and mortgage assistance and keeping the lights and air conditioning on,” said Scott Emerson, President & CEO United Way of Southern Nevada. “This help is critical to help families survive and keep a roof over their heads, so they can build financial independence.”

Individuals can access help from the following 14 organizations in the areas listed below:

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada  - $196,625
702.387.2290 or 702.366.2092
Providing a food pantry, served meals and mass shelter options.

East Valley Family Services - $5,000
702.631.7098
Providing a food pantry.

Emergency Aid of Boulder City, Inc. - $40,000
702.293.0332
Providing hotel, motel, rent and mortgage assistance.

Family Promise of Las Vegas - $30,000
702.638.8806
Providing mass shelter options.

HELP of Southern Nevada- $32,927
702.369.4357
Providing served meals.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, Inc.- $10,000
702.633.7264
Providing a food pantry.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada- $107,500
702.566.0576
Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent, mortgage and utility assistance.

Jewish Family Service Agency - $130,500
702.732.0304
Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent, mortgage and utility assistance.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada- $52,500
702.639.1730
Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent and mortgage assistance.

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth- $7,500
702.383.1332
Providing food vouchers.

Safe Nest: Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis, Inc.-$13,400
702-646-4981
Providing mass shelter options.

Shade Tree, Inc.- $18,850
702-646-4981
Providing served meals and mass shelter options.

The Salvation Army, A California Corporation- $301,874
Las Vegas: 702.649.8240
Henderson: 702.565.9578
Mesquite: 702.345.5116
Providing a food pantry, served meals and hotel, motel, rent, mortgage and utility assistance.

United Labor Agency of Nevada- $70,000
702.648.3500
Providing rent and mortgage 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 and to access free help, visit uwsn.org/gethelp. To learn more or schedule an interview, please contact Laurie Mann at 702-892-2362 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.