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WESTCARE NEVADA AWARDED NEVADA WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY GRANT
Women and Children’s Campus to Get Much Needed Repairs as a Result
(Las Vegas – May 22, 2015) – WestCare Nevada today announced that its Women and Children’s Campus would be renovated as a result of a $350,000 grant from the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP).
The funds will allow for the replacement of the damaged campus roof and the installation of 55 new energy efficient windows and 13 doors. The WestCare Women and Children’s Campus is a 33,453 square-foot facility that provides clients and their children emergency shelter, food, shelter, employment assistance, case management, education, and core supportive and wraparound services.
“I can tell you that this gift from NWP means that WestCare can continue to provide service that is of critical need to the women and children we serve,” senior vice president of facility operations, Michael Lavin said. “This gift changes everything.”
Lavin said the condition of the building was at a point where it was starting to impact WestCare’s ability to operate.
WestCare Nevada was one of 40 grant applicants to NWP for the 2015 impact grant. The grant is thoroughly vetted by members who study the operation, meet staff, and scrutinize budgets before narrowing down the applicants to two. They then present their ideas to members who select each year’s recipient by popular vote.
WestCare Nevada provides emergency housing, youth medical detox, substance and mental healthcare treatment, case management and job training among other services to over 1,600 people per year at its Women and Children’s Campus on Duncan Drive in North Las Vegas. The space was first built in 1960 and originally served as a nursing home. WestCare Nevada began its women and children’s operations there in 2000.
“WestCare is a wonderful organization that joins a long list of other nonprofit agencies that NWP has invested in since it was founded in 2005,” said NWP President Kelly Cavanagh. “We know that this gift will make a difference for both WestCare Nevada and the community.”
WestCare Foundation was founded more than 40 years ago in Las Vegas with the goal of “uplifting the human spirit.” The non-profit provides a variety of programs across the continuum of health and human services. Every doorway into a WestCare program is designed, not only to lead to solutions for the presenting issue, but also to be a first step toward identifying other potential complicating and co-occurring factors impacting the life of individuals as a whole. WestCare’s trauma-informed, person-centered continuum of care spans 17 states and two U.S. territories and is recognized for clinical excellence, coordinated access and collaborative innovation.
Addressing the issues of substance abuse, mental health disorders, homelessness, domestic violence, criminal justice, HIV/AIDS, and Veterans support, WestCare offers services such as: outpatient and residential treatment; women and children’s programs; education/prevention efforts; emergency shelters and transitional living services; Veterans programs; mental health services; and community triage centers. For more information, visit www.westcare.com.
About NWP Mission Statement
Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) is a member driven, pooled fund, large impact grant making organization established in 2005 to address the needs of the greater Las Vegas community. NWP’s membership consists of philanthropically motivated women, united by a powerful desire to address emerging issues facing our community in the areas of arts, education, environment, social services, and health. NWP has gifted $3.91 million to date. It is currently celebrating 10 years of community giving. To learn more, please visit www.nevadawomensphilanthropy.org.