The city of Las Vegas will open the first phase of the expanded Courtyard Homeless Resource Center in January. A new covered sleeping area will allow for 800 guests at a time to have a safe place to go and access a myriad of services. The Courtyard will continue to be a “low-barrier” navigation center, meaning anyone can gain entrance to the facility. The expansion includes a covered outdoor area, a guest services building, a day room, and shower and restroom facilities.
Soon after that phase opens the city will start work on phase two of the Courtyard, which will include an administration building, pet kennel and parking lot. The administration building will house laundry services, additional showers, office spaces for service providers and additional wrap-around services. Phase two should be completed by the end of the 2022.
By offering a one-stop shop with access to medical, housing and employment services through a variety partners, the cycle of homelessness can be broken. Since August 2017, the city and service providers at the Courtyard have been assisting in getting homeless off the streets and into housing. Through the Courtyard, the city has connected those in need to mental health providers, legal assistance and job information. In 2021, more than 6,500 individuals accessed services at the Courtyard. Currently, the Courtyard is open seven days a week 24 hours a day. Get help by calling 702-229-6117 or courtyardHRC@lasvegasnevada.gov.
The city of Las Vegas has a full range of services to end homelessness. Las Vegas is committed to both innovative and evidenced-based efforts, in addition to its financial and operational support of the regional homeless Continuum of Care.
Other services include:
- The Ticket to Home Program, which provides relocation assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community that have loved-ones in other cities who are willing to provide them a home and support to get back on their feet.
- The Arrow: An innovative partnership with Keolis to provide regularly scheduled no-cost transportation for people experiencing homelessness.
- Recuperative Care Center (RCC): A medical respite facility for individuals experiencing homelessness to receive follow-up medical care.
- Flexible Housing: The program links contracted housing units to clients experiencing homelessness to provide housing stability. Guests receive case management from Courtyard case managers and work on individualized case plans to achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
- MORE (Multi-Agency Outreach Resource and Engagement) Teams: A partnership with non-profit agencies to provide street outreach services and assist our homeless population. There are five MORE Teams operating in the field. Members of the public and/or homeless individuals in need of services can call 702-229-MORE (6673) to request street outreach services, including referrals to shelters, medical services, transportation and more.
- Housing Stabilization Program: This program seeks to prevent homelessness, divert residents into independent housing, prevent them from entering homeless service systems and rapidly exit residents who've entered the homeless services system within 60 days or less.
- Health and Wellness Center: A community-based organization delivers comprehensive primary health care services, mental health services and substance abuse services for the most vulnerable. This includes people experiencing homelessness, the elderly, residents of assisted housing and veterans. Supportive services such as health education and counseling to promote access to health care and translation services are also available.