Las Vegas (April 14, 2017) – The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) will present a $200,000 check to HELP of Southern Nevada on Wednesday,
April 19th at 4:00pm at the future site of the new Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. JLLV is donating the funds to support the creation of two
new positions that will allow the center’s youth to obtain education and participate in life skills groups. Additionally, JLLV will establish a new
committee that will plan and present group session programming at Shannon West. The programming will include, but is not limited to, financial
literacy, test prep, technology basics, career readiness and self sufficiency skills. JLLV will also organize supply drives to help SWHYC fulfill its
“The $200,000 grant awarded to HELP of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center will allow us to hire two imperative positions;
the education coordinator and the volunteer/activities coordinator. These two positions are vital for the youth center and relieve those duties from the
intensive case managers and allow them to focus on the youth’s therapeutic recovery. We are beyond grateful for the continuous support financially
and through volunteerism Junior League of Las Vegas has shown us,” said Fuilala Riley, CEO of HELP.
The Junior League of Las Vegas and HELP have a long-standing partnership. JLLV cofounded HELP in 1969. Today, JLLV regularly volunteers
womanpower and resources to assist HELP with their community programs and projects.
“When HELP announced it was building a larger facility to give more homeless youth a safe place to lay their heads at night, JLLV wanted to be
involved. Our organization’s focus area is on youth ages 12 and over. The new Shannon West Homeless Youth Center serving youth ages 16 to 24
is the perfect opportunity for our volunteers to make a positive impact on our community,” said Junior League of Las Vegas President Jen White.
In recognition of JLLV’s ongoing support of HELP, the new Shannon West kitchen will be named after JLLV. JLLV will also receive recognition in the
main entrance of the new building.
Media is invited to attend the check presentation. Interviews with both JLLV and HELP representatives will be available. For more information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LAS VEGAS
The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and
improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
JLLV is focused on positively affecting the metropolitan Las Vegas area through JLLV programs and teaming with agencies throughout Las Vegas to
improve the overall level of health, wellness and education in our community. For more information about the JLLV, the community programs we
support, and our members, please visit our website at www.jllv.org. The JLLV is a part of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI),
which consists of 293 Leagues and more than 155,000 members from the USA, Mexico, Canada and Great Britain. For more information, please go
to AJLI’s website at www.ajli.org.
ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates 10 departments, consists of 108 employees and serves tens of thousands of unduplicated clients each year.
The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through
direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources Services,
Framing Hope Warehouse, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance,
Homeless Outreach, Mobile Crisis Intervention Team and Behavioral Health Services. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at
702.369.4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.