LAS VEGAS – United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is pleased to share that 261,357 community members have received hope and support through UWSN’s nonprofit network from July 2021 to June 2022. As a nonprofit leader for 65 years, UWSN brings together 80 nonprofits in the southern Nevada region to provide hope and resources to all southern Nevadans. The organization hopes to expand this impact in the new year through the southern Nevada community continuing to give, advocate, and volunteer in 2023.
“United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to celebrate 65 years of giving hope across the Las Vegas valley,” said Julian High, president and CEO of UWSN. “These results embody our ongoing commitment to provide hope to southern Nevadans through our network of incredible community partners. We invite the community to join us to continue to spread hope to our community for the next 65 years by giving, advocating, and volunteering.”
To meet current community needs, UWSN provides funding for various education, workforce development, and community support programs with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the organization enters a new year of impact ahead in 2023, UWSN is proud to celebrate that in the 2022 fiscal year, the organization and their nonprofit network have provided:
- 9,114 students with access to a quality education from pre-k to graduation day
- 3,415 people received job training to add to their professional skills
- 1,867 people received assistance to keep the lights on through the Project REACH program, powered by the NV Energy Foundation
- 17,735 people received assistance for temporary housing or to pay their rent or mortgage
- 217,683 people received food assistance such as prepared meals and groceries
- 3,231 people received assistance to access counseling and healthcare services
- 8,312 people received assistance to access crisis support services
These metrics 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 local to provide support to one in four individuals in the community. To learn about the ways community members can support UWSN and their nonprofit network in giving hope to southern Nevadans for the next 65 years, visit uwsn.org/65.