HELP us House Homeless Youth

$3,976 of $250k goal

Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Joan Lima
for Help of Southern Nevada
 LAS VEGAS, NV
In Southern Nevada there are approximately 2200 homeless youth ages 16-24 at any given time.  HELP of Southern Nevada's Shannon West Homeless Youth Center(SWHYC) is a residential facility with 65 beds providing emergency shelter, transitional living, substance abuse treatment, balanced meals, intensive case management and supportive services such as education, financial literacy, employment training and life skills.  Our youth enter SWHYC having aged out of foster care, left a volatile home situation and often times becoming homeless through no fault of their own.   

$57 will house, feed and support a youth for one day and our immediate goal is to secure 4500 nights of housing.  Some of you may want to give on at a higher level and we ask that you consider a week of housing for $399 or a night every month for the next year for $684 or 100 nights of housing at $5700.

Your donation will make a difference in the life of a homeless youth.  Please take the next three minutes to learn how that $57 donation will impact a youth's life.

CLAUDINA'S STORY
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Posted by Shelly Torres
15 months ago
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WHO WAS SHANNON WEST? Shannon West-Redwine was the former Clark County Homeless Services Coordinator. She previously served as an assistant director of the county's parks and community services department. She also managed the county's Neighborhood Justice Center and helped establish the Southern Nevada Gang Task Force and other community programs.

At the re-dedication ceremony in October 2010, Shannon spoke about a young gang member she once worked with who turned his life around, but lacked a stable home life and wound up getting killed.
"I swore that day I would do everything in my power to make sure that never happened to another child," she said. "I don't think there's any greater honor than having this center named after me."

Shannon lost her battle with breast cancer on November 30, 2012. She was 45 years old.

On the anniversary of her passing, as we move forward with construction plans for our all-new 120 bed youth facility, we will continue to operate in memory of Shannon by continuing our work with homeless youth in her honor.

Your donation of $57 will help us continue honoring Shannon and her passion for homeless youth.
Shannon holding the first SWHYC shirt!
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Posted by Shelly Torres
17 months ago
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Meet another resident at the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center! When you give, you support youth like Boomer get off the streets and into programs that prevents him and others from becoming our adult homeless population.
Meet Boomer! He lives at the SWHYC.
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$3,976 of $250k goal

Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Created October 12, 2015
Joan Lima  
Funds raised will benefit:
Help of Southern Nevada
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Las Vegas, NV
EIN: 880108496
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Anonymous
15 months ago
KG
$114
Kate Gilman
15 months ago

Shannon was a true gem!

MB
$100
Margaret Brogle
15 months ago
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$57
Kathleen Hovietz
16 months ago
1
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You guys do amazing work in our community. Thank you for all that you do. ❤️

RM
$1,700
Robin West McGlohn
16 months ago

Love my sister and this Center!

JG
$114
Julie Geren
16 months ago

I had the privilege of living with Shannon for many years in my 20's, she was my best friend, mentor and overall the best person I ever met.

EL
$57
Eileen Lorraine
17 months ago
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1

Namaste!

KE
$57
Katerina Eliades
17 months ago
1
1
$57
Felicia Ortiz
17 months ago
1
1
DB
$57
Danielle Bisterfeldt
17 months ago
1
1
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