Food, Housing, Utility Assistance Available for Needy
Individuals and families struggling financially this holiday season may qualify for emergency food, housing and utility assistance available through local nonprofit agencies.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program, through the United Way of Southern Nevada, provides additional funding to local non-profit agencies. That money is used to expand programs that help qualified residents with temporary housing, rental or mortgage assistance, utility assistance, diapers, groceries, and/or serving meals at their facilities.
Local organizations that have received additional funding, and the assistance they offer, include:
- Catholic Charities (food, diapers, served meals, shelter): (702) 385-2662
- Emergency Aid of Boulder City (rent, mortgage): (702) 293-0332
- Goodwill of Southern Nevada (rent, mortgage, utilities): (702) 214-2000
- HELP of Southern Nevada (food, shelter, rent, mortgage, utilities): (702) 369-4357
- Jewish Federation of Las Vegas (food, served meals): (702) 732-0556
- Lutheran Social Services (food, rent, mortgage, utilities): (702) 639-1730
- The Salvation Army (food, served meals, rent, mortgage): (702) 870-4430
- United Labor Agency of Nevada (food, rent, mortgage): (702) 648-3500
“Unfortunately, the recession has hit Southern Nevada especially hard, leaving too many people unemployed or underemployed,” Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager said. “It is important for those struggling at this time to know that help is available. Even if you have never sought assistance before, you may qualify for a program that will help keep the lights on, put food in the pantry, or keep you in your home.”
Availability, income and other restrictions vary, so residents seeking assistance are encouraged to contact the non-profit agencies directly.
For more information on assistance offered in the community call Nevada 2-1-1.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.