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WestCare Nevada’s Women and Children’s Campus to Launch 'Extreme Makeover' Renovation Project
Published on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 (11:58 a.m.)The facility is a recipient of The Home Depot Foundation ‘Celebration of Service’
Grant for 2013
(Las Vegas) – WestCare, a non-profit organization founded in Nevada 40 years ago, is launching a long-term renovation project of its Women and Children’s Campus, which will completely update the facility to better serve the parenting women and children, along with the female U.S Veterans and their children, who call it home.
The entire Women and Children’s facility, which encompasses over 30,000 square feet, will be rehabilitated during a project expected to last the remainder of the year. Exterior and interior painting, the courtyard, meeting rooms, resident wings and more will be updated, including the installation of new furniture and equipment.
“I cannot think of a more deserving institution than WestCare’s Women and Children’s Campus,” said longtime Las Vegas supporter John Moran, who recently received the Las Vegas Key to the City for his never-ending support of WestCare and its programs. “The tremendous work they do to help individuals and families in our community is what makes me proud to be a supporter.”
The Women and Children’s Campus is a recipient of the Home Depot Foundation “Celebration of Service” Grant for 2013, greatly due to its programs and support of veterans and their families. Beginning on October 30th, 2013, local Home Depot associates will donate building materials, supplies and free labor to help renovate the Female Veterans Families wing of the facility. This marks the second time the Women and Children’s Campus was awarded a grant from The Home Depot Foundation, with the first being in 2004, to update the playground and other areas.
“This campus has served thousands of Las Vegas valley women and children over the years, and it's deeply gratifying to accept this generous funding from Home Depot, allowing the great work to continue in this building for years to come," said WestCare Chief Executive Officer Richard Steinberg.
The Crossing Church and SHARE, a local Las Vegas nonprofit organization, are also assisting with the renovation of the building. They will mobilize close to 500 volunteers for an "extreme makeover" day to be held on October 19th, 2013.
The WestCare Nevada Women and Children’s Campus is accepting cash and Home Depot gift card donations. For more information, contact WestCare Regional Vice President Kevin Morss at 702-557-1839 or [email protected] For groups and individuals who are interested in volunteering during the renovation project, please contact Arnold Stalk at 702-624-5792.
About WestCare’s Women and Children’s Campus
WestCare Nevada Women and Children’s Campus offers a variety of residential treatment services for women with their children. Specific services include: substance abuse treatment; outpatient counseling; case management; family support groups; domestic violence prevention; temporary housing; pre-crisis prevention services; 24-hours a day, seven days a week intake services; individual and group counseling; drug and alcohol assessments; health education and prevention; and referral services. The center also manages programs catering to Homeless Youth in Crisis, offering shelter, detoxification, and transitional living services. Finally, the campus serves as an emergency shelter for female veterans, providing case management, support, and referrals. WestCare Nevada is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization serving over 80% very low to moderate income clients in the Las Vegas community.
About WestCare Foundation
WestCare, whose mission is the uplifting of the human spirit, was founded 40 years ago in Las Vegas. Since its inception it has grown to more than 100 locations in 16 U.S. states and the Virgin Islands. The non-profit organization has several programs available in each of its communities. Among the services offered are: Women and children’s programs; VA programs; homeless programs; residential facilities; mental health services; and transitional services. The organization also provides Community Triage Centers to help patients obtain specific services. For more information on the WestCare Foundation and its mission, visit www.WestCare.com.