Catholic Charities Las Vegas, Clark County, and southern Nevada.

Catholic Charities of southern Nevada administers several resources and emergency assistance programs. Individuals of all backgrounds and religions can look into the services that are offered. While income guidelines need to be met, the Catholic Charity offices in the Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada regions do not discriminate based on religion.

Residents of southern Nevada and Clark County can apply for emergency assistance. The number of programs, services, and resources offered are wide ranging. Catholic Charities can help people address issues from minor stresses to major financial disruptions or crisis. Families can apply for help, or get referred to other agencies and government programs in the Las Vegas region. Some of the financial assistance and case management offered includes:

  • Food – Meals, groceries, and items such as USDA and CSFP items are provided. When available, additional grocery and food assistance can be obtained using your Nevada ID. Social workers assess the families immediate needs and may be able to provide free food along with government or community resources (such as SNAP food stamps) that may assist them further.
  • Pantry - Clients may also be able to access the Catholic Charity Nevada food pantry once a month.
  • Housing assistance – Includes money to pay rent, utility bills, and referrals to mortgage and foreclosure counseling. More Nevada mortgage assistance.
  • Household items – The Catholic charities may either distribute, or sell cheaply, clothing, diapers, household items, furniture, and school supplies.
  • Thrift stores – The locations may offer a variety of quality furniture, clothing and household goods at very low cost/reasonable prices. Program vouchers may be provided by Catholic Charities in Nevada, and these can help clients shop with dignity. Donations are always needed too. The stores can provide low cost clothing, furniture, household goods, and toys.
  • Referrals – Meet with a case manager for referrals to other local community resources.

Call the agency in your part of Nevada for an appointment. All payment assistance and vouchers are limited and can be applied to when available. However, even if Catholic Charity doesn’t have funds, they are usually effective at providing referrals to other community resources and government programs.





Application process involves some or all of the following. Families and individuals and families who contact Catholic Charities for assistance will need to meet with a Social Services staff member. This consultation/interview will involve discuss your personal and financial situation.

Applicants will need to provide social security cards, picture ID, or birth certificates for self and everyone who lives in their household. They also need to bring proof of residence.

Non emergency Catholic charity programs in Nevada

Seniors centers and programs offer homebound, senior citizens and older adults nutritionally balanced meals, fresh foods, dietary advice and overall support for improved living. Seniors can apply for up to seven home delivered meals once per week. In order to apply for senior help, applicants need to be homebound, low-income, and seniors who are age 60 years and older. Applicants need to be living Las Vegas, Indian Springs, Clark County, or North Las Vegas.

Refugee assistance is offered by Catholic Charities. Case managers and the social services offered can help refugees and qualified applicants in adjusting to their new culture and to the greater Nevada community.

Refugees can gain access to social services, employment services, and re-certification opportunities. Assistance is provided to refugees across Nevada with basic needs such as clothing, education, food, job programs and housing. The goal of Catholic Charities in southern Nevada is to help every refugee become self-sufficient over the long term, primarily through employment and education, in the shortest time possible.

Through the Migration & Refugee Employment program, the applicant needs to be the auspices of the United States Government. Individuals will need to have proper employment authorization cards and immigration documents.

WIC program is administered by Catholic Charities. This federal government paid for program maintains nutritional requirements for pregnant, low-income, postpartum and lactating women. Mothers can receive aid, however, so can infants and children. Receive nutritious food items such as eggs, milk, cheese, cereal, drinks, and tuna.

Special Supplemental Food Program – Is offered for infants and children and women with high risk pregnancies. This particular resource is paid for by the Nevada State Health Division. It is very similar to WIC (see above) in what it offers.





Cooling stations – Catholic Charities and St. Vincent DePaul will often open family summer shelter/cooling stations. One that has been open in the past was at the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility. It is usually open from May to September, and may even have water and/or meals on site too.

School supplies – The centers offer assistance and resources for children when they go back to school. This can include school backpacks, notebooks, and other school supplies. Aid is offered for children in kindergarten thru 12th grade. This distribution for school items will usually start in mid August.

Homeless prevention program was created to assist single-parent families, homeless families, veterans, two-parent families, and seniors with paying for their rent, housing, and utility bills. Services offered include employment, case management, free food, clothing and childcare assistance. The goal is to end the cycle of homelessness and help individuals become self-sufficient. Transportation assistance is offered, and can include bus cards as well as Nevada state work cards. These are offered to people who are enrolled in the homeless prevention program.

The southern Nevada Catholic Charities Employment Services Center – Services are offered for both women and men and women, who are 18 years or older. Receive support and guidance on job skills assessment and employment opportunities in the Las Vegas region.

  • Catholic Charities centers in southern Nevada are at 270 E. Horizon Dr. Ste. 108-109, Henderson, NV 89015, phone 702-366-2069
  • Or stop by or call the center at 1511 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, dial 702-385-2262




By Jon McNamara

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