Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas to announce expansion to double its size from 122 units to 250
Master plan to be unveiled to expand services for U.S. Veterans and end homelessness. Major and massive public and private partnership effort created.
Press conference to be held to unveil major expansion of Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas.
DATE: January 13, 2015
TIME: 2:00 pm
WHERE: Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas
1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Arnold Stalk, PhD, Founder, Veterans Village Las Vegas quote:
“We are launching this effort to end homelessness for our United States Veterans. I am the Man with a Plan and I am ready to shout it out-----I am going to need a lot of support to do the right thing and do it right. I will need the support of public and private sector forces to combat homelessness for our US Veterans, but we will prevail”
Jeff Iverson, Freedom House Sober Living, Inc.
“Freedom House Sober Living, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its new program Freedom House for Veterans, a program expansion that will include residential and out-patient drug and alcohol treatment services and intensive case management. Freedom House is pleased to partner with Veterans Village to facilitate these services for veterans Village residents and also implement recovery support services programs at the Veterans Village campus”
Plan of Action/Mobilization-
Expansion plans call for the expansion of Veterans Village from 122 units to 250 units along with the expansion of intensive onsite supportive services. Plan of action to be unveiled depicting the expansion and the master plan solution.
Homelessness and chronic poverty is a primary problem in Downtown Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. The current housing and support service delivery system is disjointed, seamed, unorganized and is a fragmented process for United States Veterans.
This problem is widespread throughout Downtown Las Vegas and immediate area surrounding the Downtown.
Expanded Services to include:
· 24/7 Crisis Intervention Triage Services
· Three Square Regional Food Bank Center.
· Job Placement partnerships.
· Work card/SNAP card processing.
· Clothing bank (Veterans Village Thrift Stores).
· Medical Service in partnership with Touro University Medical Van.
· State of Nevada Department of Mental Health Services.
· Intensive supportive services through collaborative partnerships with:
o HELP of Southern Nevada.
o Freedom House, Las Vegas, Nevada
o US Department of Veteran Affairs, Las Vegas, Nevada
o US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Las Vegas, Nevada.
o City of Las Vegas
o Clark County, Nevada
o WestCare Nevada
o HELP of Southern Nevada
o United Way of Southern Nevada
o Three Square Regional Food Bank
o American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter
o The Downtown Rangers
o State of Nevada Department of Mental Health Services
o Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
o Universities and colleges
o Other agencies as needed
Private Sector Partners in the Community
· The Home Depot Foundation
· Rick’s Restoration Las Vegas
· MGM Grand Resorts International
· Caesars Entertainment
· The Wynn, Las Vegas
· The Marshall Retail Group
· United Nissan
· Whole Foods Markets
· Trader Joe’s Markets
Interviews with Arnold Stalk PhD and Veterans Village Veteran residents, including the Veterans Village Retired USMC Mayor.
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About Veterans Village:
VV Mission Statement: Veteran's Village is dedicated to the creation of an environment that is home to United States Veterans. This is a unique and innovative approach to holistic and comprehensive housing with support services. Public and private collaborative partnerships have been established to provide services to residents including, employment training and referrals, continuing education and degree programs, nutritional programs, exercise training, medical services, mental health counseling, specialized activities and special events.www.vvlv.org
Arnold Stalk, PhD