October 6th, 2009
05:56 PM ET

Resources for the homeless: Where to go for help

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/06/art.homeless.bear.tunnel.jpg caption="Many homeless people in Las Vegas seek shelter in the flood channels in Las Vegas."]


A number of organizations in Nevada are working to help people find food and shelter. Take a look at these organizations to find resources for people in need.

Shine a Light is a charitable organization that helps the hundreds of men and women living in the underground flood channels of Las Vegas.

Co-founded by Beneath the Neon author Matthew O’Brien and HELP of Southern Nevada, the organization offers water, food, clothes, blankets and other items (when available) to the people in the tunnels. It also offers a variety of services, including housing, drug, medical and mental-health counseling, case management and referrals.

The Nevada Partnership for HomelessYouth provides a continuum of care extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and an independent living program.

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  1. mseverlyn

    That's great!! But is it giving some of them temp housing?

    October 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  2. alex lyrics

    Don't go to the republicn pary and ask them for help, they will help you out of what ever you have left.

    October 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm |