Get Involved

Meet a need, fill a gap, give responsibly. There are many ways to join the efforts to end homelessness in Southern Nevada.

Here are some ways that you can get involved and help end homelessness!


Basic Needs

  • Organize a collection drive for a homeless service agency:
    • Diapers and baby supplies
    • Food
    • Interview/Professional clothes
    • Socks/Underwear
    • Shoes
    • Clothing
    • Hygiene supplies
  • Serve a hot meal at a homeless shelter or project-based program
  • Assemble hygiene kits for a homeless service agency
  • Organize a party/BBQ for residents of a shelter or housing program
  • Volunteer in Rescue Mission or Catholic Charities Thrift Stores
  • Provide food or clothing donations at The Giving Project, an organized monthly service event
  • Sponsor the cost of restoring documents such as ID and birth certificates

 

Transportation:

  • Donate RTC bus passes to homeless service agencies
  • Donate a vehicle to a homeless service agency
  • Provide free car repairs for homeless and at risk families
  • Join the Mayor’s Faith Initiative Homeless Workgroup Faith-Based Transportation Network
  • Drive shelter or program participants to church

 

Housing:

  • Donate to the Built for Zero Initiative to sponsor supportive housing
  • Assemble “Welcome Home” kits with essential home-goods for people entering permanent housing programs
  • Own or manage property? Partner with Permanent Housing Providers to offer leasing opportunities
  • Donate furniture and home-goods to service agencies

 

Employment/Skills Support:

  • Hire homeless and at-risk community members
  • Offer and advertise employment opportunities at homeless service agencies
  • Offer employment at Job fairs and Homeless Service events such as Project Homeless Connect, Veterans Stand Down, and the Veterans Resource Fair
  • Partner with an employment agency to provide transportation services for job interviews
  • Donate suits and other professional clothing items to homeless service agencies
  • Teach or Tutor: GED classes, resume building, computer skills, job interview skills

 

Professional Services:

  • Donate professional services;
    • Dental/Vision Care
    • Legal Aid
    • Financial services; Budgeting Skills, Tax preparation
  • Join the Board of Directors of a Non-Profit
  • Provide free or discounted training to Homeless Service Agency Staff for service delivery improvements

 

Improve Community-Wide Capacity:

  • Advocate to State and Federal Policymakers about funding and provisions for homeless and mental health services
  • Join the Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care and join a workgroup. Visit HelpHopeHope.org for a meeting schedule.
  • Join the City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Faith Initiative Working Group on Homelessness. Visit http://tinyurl.com/h3z255l
  • Develop Affordable Housing
  • Establish a Furniture Bank
  • Build a pet shelter for the pets of the homeless
  • Develop a foster network for the pets of the homeless
  • Build a storage/locker facility for the homeless

 

Ways to support the Nevada Homeless Alliance

Become a donor/sponsor: 

Make a secure donation online or mail a check to PO Box 95522, Las Vegas, 89193. For more information on sponsorship, please contact the Nevada Homeless Alliance at 702-743-1487 or Director@nevadahomelessalliance.org

Be an advocate: Publicly support efforts made in Southern Nevada to end homelessness, and support service providers. Learn about and help educate others about homelessness in Southern Nevada with our Toolkit: Fact Sheets on Homelessness in Southern Nevada

Donate Goods: We need socks, T-shirts, coats, blankets, hygiene kits and more!

Volunteer at a Connect Event: Want to make a difference in the lives of those in need? The Nevada Homeless Alliance needs your help! The NHA hosts several community events throughout the year, including our signature event Project Homeless Connect, a resource fair for homeless individuals and families that convenes more than 100 service providers and 700 volunteers to serve 3,000 individuals per event. In order to ensure that PHC is a success, we need the help of hundreds of community-minded people who are willing to volunteer to help those in need.


 

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