City of Las Vegas: Helping the Homeless
Jul 20, 2021
We continue to provide services to the homeless in order to effectively connect homeless people with appropriate support services and apply mitigation efforts to maintain public health and community safety.
Below is a list of programs and facilities currently in place to help break the cycle of homelessness.
If you know of anyone who needs help, please visit lasvegasnevada.gov/homeless
The Arrow is a free shuttle service that connects the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center at 314 Foremaster Lane to 19 essential public and private service sites across the valley. Specially packaged 24-seat shuttles will run on two separate routes covering both the east and west sides of the valley. The dual-route service, operated by Keolis Transit, will run seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the first and last stop at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center. Learn more about lasvegasnevada.gov/arrow.
To help the homeless, we have 5 Multi-Agency Outreach Resource Engagement (MORE Teams) that have seven-day coverage to reach out to homeless people across town.
PLUS Teams contacted 7,423 homeless people from September 2020 to February 2021.
Multi-agency outreach resource engagement services (MORE teams):
MORE Teams partners:
You can contact the MORE team if you have any concerns about anyone currently living on the streets by calling 702-229-MORE. Anyone who needs to access services or needs more information about the Homeless Courtyard Resource Center can get information at lasvegasnevada.gov/homeless
MORE teams can help transport clients to shelters, housing, drug addiction / rehabilitation programs and follow-up appointments. Law enforcement partners help connect homeless people to resources by making the first introduction between people and resources, and provide community policing to help foster relationships with people homeless who ask for help.
We currently have 5 MORE teams, offering 7 day coverage
Courtyard Homeless Resource Center
The Courtyard is a holistic approach to ending homelessness and helping individuals and families get off the streets and find housing. From September 2020 to February 2021, the Courtyard assisted 8,665 homeless people with overnight stays, storage of their belongings, courier services and more. It is currently undergoing a major renovation.
The Courtyard’s public-private partnership unites a range of services in a central and convenient location to provide:
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Rehabilitation care center
The Recovery Care Center is a 38-bed facility for patients who do not require hospitalization but still need care to recover from illness or injury.
Recently, a special ADA-compliant van to transport homeless patients to medical and social services appointments throughout the Las Vegas Valley was added.
Fresh Start Homeless Courts Program at Municipal Court
Identify and connect homeless defendants to resources to help them obtain stable housing and a stable income, in order to reduce homelessness and criminal activity related to homelessness.
This press release was produced by the city of las vegas. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.