We are heartbroken by the loss of lives in Las Vegas. All of us at United Way of Southern Nevada are sending our thoughts and prayers to those affected, their families and the first responders. Whether you need help or are looking to give help, below are some resources.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center:
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource and referral center for residents, visitors and responders affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Partnering agencies represented at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center (VSRC) to assist those affected by the shooting include Clark County Social Service, Nevada Victims of Crime Program, Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, Clark County Department of Family Services, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, and the LVMPD Victims Services.
Help hotlines for stress of the event:
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990
Bridge Counseling – 1640 Alta Drive (next door to Metro headquarters) – 702-474-6450
Las Vegas Counseling Center - 7391 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150 - 702-466-3750
United Citizens Foundation - 2048 N. Las Vegas Blvd. - 702-280-7203
FirstMed Health and Wellness Center - 400 Shadow Lane Suite #106 Las Vegas, NV 89106 and 3343 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169 - 844-460-0003
Coping and Preparedness Tips from American Red Cross:
This is a difficult time for everyone affected and it’s important for people to connect with and support each other. The American Red Cross offers these tips to help people stay strong.
Vegas PBS Free Resources for Parents and Children Coping with Crisis:
Vegas PBS has created a webpage offering free resources for parents and children coping with crisis. Kid-friendly videos, hands-on activities, family resources and advice for parents on how to prepare for emergencies or respond to crises are freely available and feature favorite characters from Arthur, Daniel Tiger and Sesame Street. Visit the Vegas PBS Resources to Help Families Cope page here to access all resources.
With mounting civil, legal challenges in the days and weeks ahead, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, together with pro bono attorneys and the State Bar of Nevada, has established a free triage system for victims and their families to receive referrals for issues like debt collection, custody or guardianship orders, landlord-tenant issues, and more. To be connected with a staff member to receive free referrals, call 702-386-1070, extension 0. You can also download their free legal and financial toolkit here and their investment and financial planning toolkit here.
Donations of non-perishable food, water, and hygiene products can be delievered to the following locations:
Three Square, 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
To donate funds to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, please mail a check to the address below.
Las Vegas Victims Fund
1000 N Green Valley Pkwy, #440-184
Henderson, NV 89074
To make a donation at any Nevada State Bank, the donor should use account number 979358819.
Multiple organizations are accepting volunteers to assist with immediate community needs. Interested volunteers can contact the following organizations: