HELP of Southern Nevada's Shannon West Homeless Youth Center provides services for at-risk youth that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Youth Center motivates residents towards reaching self-sufficiency by providing the training and skills to further their education, employment, social and life skills.
The residential and day programming enables youth to learn skills necessary to succeed as adults. By collaborating with a
number of agencies, we have the resources to provide the following services on site: intensive case management, substance
abuse counseling, mental health referrals, educational assessment, vocational training, and life skills groups focusing on
a variety of issues such as anger management, independent living, money management, peer socialization, consumer and problem
solving skills, and health education.
The Youth Center is certified to provide Level III (3) Inpatient residential, Level I Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and Level 1 co-occurring treatment by the State of Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency.
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The Youth Center is a residential facility for youth ages 16-24. The maximum number of youth the Center can house is 65. The Center consists of a residential building, multipurpose facility and outdoor recreational area. The youth live in dorm-style rooms and learn the basic life skills necessary to reach independence. The SWHYC also has an ADA room that meets the American Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. The campus provides 24-hour staffing for supervision and transportation of the residents.
How do you apply or get more information:
The Youth Center is 24 hour staff supervised. You can call 369-4357 ext. 1296 for more information. Youth can come into the
Center anytime day or night and be assessed for the program. Youth enter The Youth Center for a variety of reasons.
Circumstances may include: homelessness, leaving severely dysfunctional families, and escaping abusive and neglectful
environments. Most of the residents come from homes where there is a high frequency of substance abuse and alcoholism.
"This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS), Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, nor the State of Nevada MHDS or SAPTA."