(702) 369-4357 ext. 1231
EMERGENCY RESOURCE SERVICES
- Rent & Utility Assistance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Energy Assistance Program
- HOPWA Assistance
- HPRP (Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing Program)
- Baby First Services
- A New Path
Emergency Resource Services is the essential link between people needing services and those providing human services in our community. Services offered include rental assistance, utility assistance, bus passes, food vouchers, clothing vouchers, HOPWA, hygiene products, referrals to other services, and case management. ERS is key to HELP's ability to wrap services around clients so that self-sufficiency is obtained. Hundreds of households every year are prevented from becoming homeless through this program.
HELP also offers a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) where individuals can receive assistance and support while filling out the application for food stamps. Clients will also receive information & referrals for other services HELP of Southern Nevada offers.
Rental and Utility Assistance Information
Online applications are temporarily closed. Please try back after Monday, January 6.
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
HELP also offers a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) where individuals can receive assistance and support while filling out the application for food stamps. Clients will also receive information and referrals for other services HELP of Southern Nevada offers.SNAP Flyer
HELP of Southern Nevada is collaborating with the state of Nevada to help clients apply for energy assistance. This is a program that can pay part of the power bill for those that are low income and also are having financial barriers for a variety of reasons. The program can pay for arrearages, reconnections, previous addresses bills and also current. This program is done and then hand delivered to the state. Once this process is complete the state then does the qualifying for these clients. Currently, this process takes 30-45 days. The following items are needed in order to qualify:
- You must be low income.
- You must provide proof of residence.
- You must provide copies of IDís and Social Security cards for all members of the household.
- You must provide power bills in your name.
This is an effort to assist clients. HELP of Southern Nevada plays no other role and has no part in the final decision for assistance. Clients call the phone number provided on the application form.
Housing Opportunities for People With Aids (HOPWA) food vouchers for clients that are HIV/AIDS. Albertson's vouchers are issued to those clients with HIV/AIDS to assist with dietary needs through the HOPWA program. This assistance is available once every three months.
Funds are currently available for this program.
The following items are needed in order to qualify:
- Valid Nevada State ID or Nevada Driver's License.
- Medical proof of diagnosis.
- Social Security Cards and Birth Certificates for dependent minor children in the household.
- Proof of income (household).
- Proof of residency.
HPRP (Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing Program)
The HPR program is designed to assist the community with a "NO WRONG DOOR" funding source. Clients that are in need of rent and utility assistance can go to or call a "Lead Agency" or a "Partnering Agency" for an assessment. With this funding source, clients may be eligible for multiple months of assistance depending upon their crisis.
Client must meet eligibility guidelines in order to receive assistance. This funding is to prevent clients from becoming homeless as well as placing homeless clients into housing. Clients must receive and agree to case management and a case plan to prevent future episodes or risks of homelessness.
HELP of Southern NV: (702) 369-4357 or (702) 217-2445 or (702) 759-3386 (After Hours Phones For Emergencies).
Baby First Services
Baby First Services offers early pre and post natal care guidance, information and mother-to-mother support for at-risk pregnant women. Outreach services include Baby Find, Smart Shop and assistance with diapers, formula, wipes and pre-natal vitamins. Families can receive assistance every 30 days. Photo ID and birth certificates of child/children is required in order to receive services.
For more information call 702-369-4357 ext 1824.
A New Path
A New Path is a 6 to 12 month program that provides rent and utility assistance to low income families who are homeless or facing homelessness. The program focuses on providing case management, programming and support to its clients to become self sufficient once they leave the program.
For more information call 702-369-4357 ext 1809.
Bus Passes for verifiable new employment or verifiable doctor appointments.
Depending on funding there are maximum amounts that clients will qualify for every six months.
We currently are assisting clients with this service.
Clothing vouchers at local thrift stores for clothing that can be obtained once every six months.
Vouchers are limited and are dispersed on a "first- come, first-serve basis".
We currently are assisting clients with this service Monday thru Thursday.
Food Vouchers that are given to be used at a food bank. These are given from 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 Monday
through Thursday (closed Friday) excluding holidays. Clients may receive this assistance 3 times every six months.
The following items are needed in order to qualify:
- ID and Social Security cards for all household members (clients may qualify one time without ID).