More Facilities And Service Opportunities To Be Added Following Construction
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin will kick off demolition of buildings as the next phase of the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center gets under way Thursday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m., at 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
The Courtyard is a starting point where homeless individuals can go to access resources all in one place within the Corridor of Hope. The initial phase of the Courtyard opened last year and now the city is moving forward to expand the property.
Salvation Army Major Randy Kinnamon will join Mayor Goodman and Councilman Coffin to start demolition at the property adjacent to where the Courtyard currently is located at Foremaster Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Since August 2017, there have been 5,624 requests for services at the Courtyard, and the city and service providers have been assisting in getting homeless off the streets and into housing.
For example, on Tuesday, April 17, staff representatives from Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and HELP of Southern Nevada were on site at the Courtyard to assess clients and provide them with services that included food, clothing, housing referrals and referrals to emergency shelter. With support from the city, The Salvation Army re-opened their night shelter to accommodate more than 70 clients that were sleeping on the street. Four clients were connected to housing through the coordinated intake process. One youth was transported and housed at the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, and three additional clients were housed through other affordable housing providers.