Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Reaches Housing Expansion Campaign Goal Through Community Support Led by Las Vegas Sands and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation – Nevada Business Magazine

Nonprofit Launches the NPHY Transitional

Housing/Rapid Rehousing Program with

Additional Beds, Wraparound Services to Address Lack

of Housing Capacity for Homeless Youth

In celebration of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in November, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)  announced culmination of its Housing Expansion Campaign, exceeding the goal of $500,000 with $675,000 generated through the funding push that began in February 2019. Major investments of $200,000 from Las Vegas Sands and a $100,000 community matching grant from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation led the campaign to rally the Las Vegas community around addressing the lack of housing capacity for homeless youth in Southern Nevada.

Thanks to the campaign’s success, NPHY has been able to purchase a 15-bed housing property that increases its housing stock by 150 percent and provides an additional 5,475 nights per year to keep youth experiencing homelessness safe and off the streets. With programmatic funding support from Clark County marijuana business license fees, this new housing property has become part of the NPHY Transitional Housing/Rapid Rehousing Program, which provides a total of 30 housing beds and delivers comprehensive services to assist youth in navigating beyond their circumstances and creating pathways for success.

“The JBJ Soul Foundation understands the great need to continue to address youth homelessness across the country, which is when we saw the potential to make an impact in Las Vegas,” said Jon Bon Jovi, Board Chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation. “We knew that in partnering with NPHY and Sands, along with motivating the community with our match grant, we would create a successful venture where vulnerable youth can have not only a safe place to sleep, but also have access to services to help them move beyond their circumstances.”

At the campaign’s launch, Southern Nevada only had enough youth-dedicated beds to serve less

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