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Press Release

Inclement Weather Shelter Opens At Catholic Charities

Published on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 (7:39 a.m.)

(LAS VEGAS) –Catholic Charities Shelter Services will provide an additional 180 inclement weather shelter beds to homeless men who seek refuge from cold winter nights. A grant was awarded by the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s (SNRPC) Committee on Homelessness to manage the inclement weather shelter from Nov. 18, 2013 to March 2013. The inclement weather shelter will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily and provide beds, clothing, blankets, showers and case management. These services are in addition to the existing year-round shelter of 160 beds at Catholic Charities, funded by Clark County.

“The most vulnerable citizens within our community already endure significant hardships. No person should have to suffer through a cold winter night. It our mission to serve all of God’s children by helping them maintain their dignity and meeting their basic needs,” Deacon Thomas A. Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “Our shelter will provide these men with comfort, warmth, and the opportunity to receive additional help.”

Catholic Charities Outreach Case Managers work directly with homeless men who access shelter services. Case Managers also partner with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to seek homeless persons around the community who may not be aware of our services. Outreach Case Managers provide information about the Resident Empowerment Program, a step-by-step, case management program designed to help homeless men who want to gain self-sufficiency through employment, and other Catholic Charities programs available to help end the cycle of homelessness. Donations of coats, clothing, socks, underwear, toiletries and towels are needed and greatly appreciated.

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state. CCSN offers over 20 diverse services designed to help people of all ages regardless of race, religion, or creed. For more information about Catholic Charities please visit: Connect with CCSN on Facebook and Twitter: @CathCharitiesLV

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