Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Seeks Donations as Coronavirus Crisis Develops

RADIO.COM Staff
March 26, 2020 - 4:50 pm
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to dominate headlines, the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is seeking renewed support to help those in need.

The nonprofit is still providing services and welcoming donations of sealed non-perishable foods, hand sanitizer, cleaning and hygiene supplies, thermometers, masks, gloves, prepaid phone cards and food gift cards. Any of these items can be dropped off at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Drop-In Center at 4981 Shirley Street, just south of UNLV of Tropicana Avenue. (Visit nphy.org for more details.)   

Youth who continue to visit the Drop-In Center will still receive case management from a licensed social worker, food, water, showers and other immediate needs, including a Medical Health Center van to tend to basic health concerns every Friday.

The facility will be limited to those core services until at least April 11, when the policy will be reevaluated. The nonprofit's Independent Living Program properties and emergency shelters remain fully operational, but volunteer programming is on hold until at least May 18. 

NPHY is keeping the safety of youth and staff in mind as the coronavirus crisis continues to escalate. Cleaning and sanitation measures have been expanded at all facilities. Those looking to help can make monetary donations online. Southern Nevada has one of the largest underage homeless populations in the country.