GOVegas App Provides City Services At The Touch Of A Button
The city of Las Vegas has launched a new homeless services section for the free GOVegas city services app. Some of the information offered includes details about the city’s Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, other homeless service providers, meal times, calendars and more.
These services are part of the GOVegas app, which is available for free download for iOS from the Apple App Store and for Android at Google Play. The new features are located under the Community Services header on the app.
GOVegas offers multiple city services, including the ability to check the status of service requests, connect with your councilperson, find available parking downtown, and locate public art and Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) bus stops.
Another feature is a tracker that shows riders of the city’s popular Downtown Loop Shuttle how far a shuttle is from the stop where they are waiting. For more information about the Downtown Loop, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/DowntownLoop.
The new homeless services section on GOVegas is the latest effort by the city to continue to help individuals break the cycle of homelessness. The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center is a key component of the city’s homeless services efforts. The Courtyard is a one-stop shop with access to medical, housing and employment services through a variety of partners, providing a starting point for those living on the street. It is located within the Corridor of Hope in Ward 5, represented by Councilman Cedric Crear.
“We are expanding our offerings to create more opportunities for our homeless community to connect with resources and services, so that we can better help those in need in our city,” Councilman Crear said.
The Courtyard is located within the Corridor of Hope at 314 Foremaster Lane. Currently the portion of the Courtyard at 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North is being prepared for construction. This site is the future home of new buildings with classrooms, an intake center, shower and restroom facilities, and areas for service providers to assist homeless individuals. The future courtyard also will feature a kitchen, mailboxes and a pet kennel.
Construction on this $10 million project is set to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and be completed by the end of 2019.
For more information visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/homeless.