Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2019


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 thirteen 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 Clark County can benefit and gain access to free services to help alleviate the stress of expenses while experiencing crisis situations.

“We are helping to connect families and individuals in need to a hot meal, rent and mortgage assistance and keeping the lights and air conditioning on,” said Ms. Kyle B. Rahn, 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 13 organizations in the areas listed below:

  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Providing a food pantry, served meals and mass shelter options.
    • 702.385.2662 | 1501 Las Vegas Blvd N Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • East Valley Family Services - Providing a food pantry.​
    • 702.631.7098 | 1830 E Sahara Ave #103 Las Vegas, NV 89104
  • Emergency Aid of Boulder City, Inc. Providing hotel, motel, rent and mortgage assistance.
    • 702.293.0332 | 600 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 89005
  • Family Promise of Las Vegas - Providing mass shelter options.
    • 702.638.8806 | 1410 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89104
  • HELP of Southern Nevada - Providing served meals.
    • 702.369.4357 | 1640 East Flamingo #100 Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • HopeLink of Southern Nevada - Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
    • 702.566.0576 | 178 Westminster Way Henderson, NV 89015
  • Jewish Family Service Agency Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent, mortgage and utility assistance.
    • 702.732.0304 | 2309 B Renaissance Dr Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Lutheran Social Services of Nevada Providing a food pantry and hotel, motel, rent and mortgage assistance.
    • 702.639.1730 | 4323 Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth - Providing food vouchers.
    • 702.383.1332 | 4981 Shirley Street Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Safe Nest, TADC - Providing mass shelter.
    • 702.821.2724 | 3900 Meadows Lane Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Salvation Army - Providing a food pantry, served meals and hotel, motel, mass shelter, rent, and mortgage. 
    • Las Vegas: 702.649.8240 | 2900 Palomino Lane Las Vegas, NV 89107
    • Henderson: 702.565.9578 | 830 E Lake Mead Pkwy Henderson, NV 89105
    • Mesquite: 702.345.5116 | 355 W Mesquite Blvd Mesquite, NV 89027
  • United Labor Agency of Nevada - Providing rent and mortgage assistance.
    • 702.648.3500 | 1201 N Decatur Blvd Suite 106 Las Vegas, NV 89108
  • U.S. Vets Las Vegas - Providing served meals.
    • 702.947.4442 | 525 East Bonanza Road Las Vegas, NV 89101

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 702-563-7813 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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Media Contact: Laurie Mann | 702-563-7813 | LaurieM@uwsn.org