9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Venetian San Polo Ballroom 3401
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

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Please join us at Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, to be held on Thursday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Venetian Las Vegas. Southern Nevada has one of the highest incidences of youth homelessness in the nation, which impacts our region’s economy, public health, safety, and quality of life. Presented by Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands Cares, the corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands Corp., this summit will be the first of its kind in Las Vegas to bring together community leaders across sectors to tackle this pressing, complex issue head-on.

Attendance at this inaugural summit is crucial to helping us build real solutions to some of our community’s biggest challenges. With support from the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this year’s one-day summit will include compelling presentations by national experts, stories from formerly homeless youth, and interactive break-out sessions to begin building a coordinated community response to youth homelessness. This year’s event will kick off a year-long planning process to create the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, which will be presented at next year’s summit. Highlights of this year’s summit include:

  • A state of the union on youth homelessness by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • A review of the national policy landscape by Darla Bardine, J.D., Executive Director of the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), the U.S.’s largest public education and policy advocacy organization devoted to homeless youth
  • A personal story by Giuseppe Pizano, formerly homeless youth
  • Interactive focus group sessions exploring the intersections between youth homelessness and other key community issue areas, including human trafficking, education, immigration, and LGBTQ issues

Please join us from 9 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas (San Polo Ballroom 3401, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) to help us move the needle on this critical issue. To register or for more information, please visit www.nphy.org/summit17 or call 702-969-2196. Thank you for your commitment to our community and we look forward to seeing you there!


Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

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Funding Opportunities
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Glossary of Terms
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External Resources
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Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
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About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

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