Through Sands Cares, Las Vegas Sands is leading the way to bring positive change to the significant homelessness problem in Las Vegas. Working with various agencies and partners in the community, the company believes in playing an active role to bring new solutions and resources to address the issue. Las Vegas has the third largest unaccompanied homeless youth population, with more than 80% unsheltered, the highest rate in the nation and the sixth largest population of homeless individuals among major citi
New Campaign Will Support Additional Beds for Homeless and At-Risk Youth, Addressing a Key Strategy Outlined in the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness
LAS VEGAS, February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth today launched a Housing Expansion Campaign to generate funds for a new facility that will provide much-needed beds for homeless youth in Southern Nevada, and announced a $100,000 seed investment from Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) through Sands Cares.
Arash Ghafoori is the Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. Leveraging his diverse background in policy, academia, and the start-up and corporate worlds, Ghafoori has transformed NPHY into a community leader on issues affecting Southern Nevada’s homeless youth.
The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit
The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit in Las Vegas. Below are two stories from this collaboration between Las Vegas Sands and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Will Host the Second Annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit on Nov. 2 at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) announced the second annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, culminating a year-long, community-wide effort to build the region’s first-ever Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, which will be unveiled at the summit.
On any given night, nearly 6,500 people are homeless in Southern Nevada, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada ranks eighth in the nation for the rate of homeless persons – the smallest region among the metropolitan areas ranking in the top 10 for homelessness. Of that population, more than 60 percent of all homeless people in Nevada are unsheltered, living on the streets in encampments, cars, or other places not meant for human habitation.
Annual benefit concert will feature Grammy-winning artist Jason Mraz
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The annual philanthropic celebration benefiting and honoring members of the Sands Cares Accelerator Program has returned, hosted by Las Vegas Sands Corp., through its charitable giving program Sands Cares, at The Venetian. All proceeds from concert ticket sales will be donated to the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.