A number of resources are offered to Las Vegas area families by the Salvation Army. The agency may be able to provide case management and emergency assistance to low-income individuals and families across Clark County Nevada. Programs can help with food, rent, utilities, and much more. Please call them, or read below, to get more information on how the Salvation Army in Clark County, and their Family Services program, may be able to help.
The Salvation Army tries to meet human needs without discrimination of religion, race, or background. Depending on funding and available resources, they may be able to provide some or all of the following services. Food, bus tokens, disaster services, clothing, homeless prevention services, furniture, shelter, mental health services, Angel Tree, Adopt a family, tutoring, household goods, transitional housing, utility bill assistance, and health card assistance.
Utility assistance is offered to individuals in Las Vegas who are medically fragile or a Reserve or National Guard member, over the age of 62, or families with young children. Applicants need to meet the income guidelines as set by the Salvation Army, and applicants will need to call to see if funds are available.
As with almost all services provided in any category, utility and cooling bill assistance is only issued when someone meets guidelines and when funds are available. Individuals who are applying will need to prove their hardship too, by providing social security cards for self and all members of household, current photo ID, and copy of the shut off notice as well as the current utility bill. Applicants need to be faced with an imminent disconnection, and families can only apply for financial assistance with utility bills once a year. This program can’t be combined with funds from other agencies.
Emergency short term transitional housing and lodging provides individuals with food, meals, and showers. There is a Day Resource Center at some of the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Salvation Army centers, and the locations allow individuals access to a library, use of telephone, casual labor, showers, storage of personal belongings, and laundry facility. There is a project to transition people who were evicted from Homelessness (called PATH), and information on low income public and private housing units. While very limited, some short term rent or security deposit assistance may be offered, along with case management.
More general short term aid and emergency assistance includes emergency food and meals, referral services, Christmas toys and food, and summer camp referral services for youth and school aged children. Also the Salvation Army is always a great place to contact for information and referrals for other social service agencies and non-profits across Clark County Nevada. The non-profit also has a disaster program which provides assistance and guidance during times of major disasters such as earthquake, flood, and fire.
Meals and food are always in high demand in the area. Some branches of the non-profit serves congregate meals at 3:00 PM daily, and in some cases breakfast is served to clients staying in emergency housing only at 5:45 AM. Emergency food vouchers are issued only if available, and are very limited.
Christmas and holiday aid includes meals and food baskets for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Once of the programs most requested is Angel tree. This offers gifts, clothes, and toys to children. Angels are hung at businesses and local malls and adopted by private parties. Donors to the Angel tree program also buy toys and clothing that is requested by Clark County families.
Other resources offered by the Las Vegas Salvation Army program include Health Cards, Pantry and Groceries, Greyhound Bus Tickets, Utilities through Share and Reach Program, Christmas Programs, and Coats for Kids.
These locations sell low cost, gently used or even new items such as toys, shoes, Infant Wear, Clothing, Books, TVs, Appliances and Miscellaneous items, and Furniture.
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