Be Part of the Permanent Solution to Homelessness
We all see people and families who need our help. The compassion in our community has been tremendous.
But sometimes it is not entirely clear what is the best way to help. Handing food, money and clothes to the
homeless on the street is only a temporary fix. Instead, we need to help our many community partners provide
permanent assistance to get the homeless off the streets. Below are some ways you can help. Keep donating,
just please donate in ways that help the homeless find their way off the streets and back into jobs and housing.
WAYS TO DONATE RESPONSIBLY:
Volunteer at a homeless service agency or homeless service event.
There are many agencies in our community in need of volunteers to help with day-to-day operations,
special events and programs. Project Homeless Connect is another great way to get involved and make a difference.
For more information, check our
Donate to a homeless service agency.
Time, food, clothing, household items, resources and monetary donations are greatly appreciated by the service
agencies, which help support their clients while they get back on track. For more information,
check Nevada 211.
Donate to the Southern Nevada Homeless and Housing Trust Fund.
Help us implement permanent solutions to solve homelessness through services and housing opportunities.
The United Way is accepting monetary donations for the Trust Fund. For more information, check the
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Don't hand out food on the street.
It is dangerous to distribute food on the street. Why? Food can be contaminated and stopping in the street
can cause traffic back ups and accidents. We want you and the homeless individual on the street to be safe.
Don't give out clothing or other items on the street.
Many items are discarded on the street creating debris. The agencies are left cleaning up the mess.
Let's keep our streets clean, so the agencies and our neighborhood rapid response teams can focus on
helping people make a bigger impact with their life.
Don't give money to panhandlers.
Providing money to panhandlers may only provide a temporary fix, but does not help someone who is homeless
to get off the streets.
For a printable pocket-sized list of resources,