St. Vincent de Paul Clark County and Las Vegas assistance programs.

Clark County families can get help from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. They have conferences in Las Vegas as well as the Henderson area, and the churches assist with everything from food to financial assistance (rent, utilities, AC bills) to transitional housing and more. There are programs for the poor as well as immigrants or Spanish speakers, and assistance for service workers and the vulnerable. Whether it is some money to help pay bills or a hot meal, or information on housing in Clark County, the SVDP of Clark County may assist.

The charity is a volunteer, donation driven agency. They also get some funds from the same of goods from a thrift store. Find more details below on St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs in the Clark County Nevada region.

Financial help from SVDP

Applicants will need to schedule an interview, and it most likely will take place at the applicant’s home or apartment. Volunteers from the Clark County Saint Vincent will arrange this. Only then may funds be issued to help the client with their financial needs, whether it is housing, utility, transportation, food, medical, or something else. Based on this process, there may be some of the following.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Clark County offers various types of emergency assistance for low income families and individuals in Henderson, Las Vegas, as well as the County. The Center requires that all applicants for services reside within the churches or parishes service area, including St. Peter the Apostle parish. The faith based charities main priority is to respect and maintain the dignity of the residents in the region who come to them for help.

There are qualifications, and people need to provide documentation of the extent of their crises and need. Required documentation includes proof of residency (lease or mortgage), photo ID, copies of all bills and expenses for the past 30 days, Social Security Cards for everyone in the household, proof of income for the past 30 days, and a current bank statement. The applicant to Saint Vincent of Las Vegas also needs to bring all other miscellaneous additional items requested and be prepared for a home visit.

 

 

 

The overall goal is to thoroughly prepare clients to make a return to self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, as they work toward that mid to long term objective, everyone at Society of Saint Vincent hopes to bring them Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow. Even working parents can look into free daycare from federal government programs.

Applicants generally feel that many aspects of their lives are out of control, and they hope to empower them by letting them choose. Please call to schedule an appointment to discuss programming and options, including, but not limited to, the following.

  • Grants from SVDP for paying utility bills and/or rent assistance. Or locate more details on how to get government grants.
  • Access to life-sustaining prescription medication vouchers or drugs.
  • Basic needs for Newborn layettes, School supplies, and Christmas toys.
  • There may be free vouchers for food through the Food Pantry at Saint Vincent in Clark County Nevada, as well as furniture, clothing and household items at the thrift stores.
  • There may be personal care products or cleaning supplies that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Free food or clothes or vouchers in Clark County from Saint Vincent

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul works to ensure that all the clients basic needs are met. They help struggling families feed their families by using the pantry or get clothing for work from the clothing banks. Or they offer gift cards or vouchers for a free tank of gas for work or maybe a life-saving medication. Or they loan out medical equipment like a wheelchair, crutches, or home disability equipment. If a household needs a bag of non-perishable canned groceries for the week, or a student needs a meal during the summer when they can't get a free school lunch, help is available.

 

 

 

 

Some of this support is combined with short term financial assistance. There may be small dollar amounts of cash for an electric bill or rent, or to help a sick person acquire an air conditioner. Any type of food, financial help, clothing, or other items will be combined with advice as well as long term solutions. Or get free air conditioners for the elderly during the hot Las Vegas summer months.

While there is a worship service on site  at SVDP parishes, it is not needed. Instead anyone that is struggling can drop in at the service center in Clark County to learn about options. They can also call to set up an appointment with a service unit representative who is always ready to help, and as noted a home visit is usually needed.

Las Vegas Saint Vincent housing solutions

Homeless individuals and families in Las Vegas can seek emergency as well as short term shelter/housing or apartments from the HELP facility at 1521 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 8910. The assistance is targeted to people who likely fall into one or more of the categories below within 72 hours.

There is help for people who are now residing in a place that is not meant for human habitation, including parks, under an overpass, or in a care. It is often combined with state of Nevada rehousing and homeless prevention. Many clients of Society of Saint Vincent in Clark County are also exiting an institution where they have resided for up to 90 days, and this may be a place such as a alcohol rehabilitation center or leaving prison.

When it comes to the transitional housing or low cost apartments from Society of Saint Vincent, this is generally for people who are leaving emergency shelter or that were fleeing violence. As an example, many women (and their children) who are exiting a domestic violence shelter can be moved into more transitional/temporary housing in the Las Vegas area.

All of this type of support is combined with ongoing case management. As the goal is always to assist the client on their way to permanent housing. This is all part of what is formally known as Rapid Rehousing.

 

 

 

 

Applying to Saint Vincent de Paul in Clark County Nevada

There are multiple locations, both in Las Vegas as well as Henderson. There is a site at 450 N Water St. as well as 204 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015. The phone number is 702-877-9500. The HELP housing program is at 1521 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, and that phone number is (702) 385-2662.

 

By Jon McNamara

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