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We offer a wide range of programs designed specifically to address the unique needs of veterans.

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DIFFERENCE

Since 1993

Benefited from Residential services3,000+ Veterans served
each day
Benefited from Residential services
40,000 + have benefited from
housing and services
Obtained full-time employment
11,000+ have obtained full-time
employment

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  • Tune In to U.S.VETS

    Chris Cano and his panel have created a new radio show called The Veterans Movement which focuses on endeavors that relate to enhancing the lives of veterans.  This radio show gave Darryl Vincent, COO, and Dr. Kim Cook, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Barbers Point, the opportunity to speak about the mission of our program and to highlight our services and expansion. They were both honored to represent U.S.VETS on the Rick Hamada show, recording in the Clear Channel studios. The radio show was hosted by Hawai’i’s very own radio personality, Rick Hamada, and was aired on Saturday March 15, 2014. Darryl and Kim had the chance to provide insight in to the problem of homelessness amongst the veteran population and allowed them to speak about how we have expanded into homeless prevention through SSVF, Supportive Services to Veterans Families. SSVF offers temporary assistance to at-risk, low-income families in an effort to keep them from becoming homeless or to intervene rapidly once a veteran becomes homeless. On Wednesday, March 19th, Dr. Kim Cook had another opportunity to talk about the work of U.S.VETS when she was invited by Veterans United Foundation to be interviewed by local TV personality, Mrs. Bernadette Baraquio – Hamada, on the LIVING LOCAL with the Baraquios show. Celebrating nearly 10 years and more than 200 episodes of broadcast excellence, LIVING LOCAL’s mission is to entertain, educate, inform and inspire through visual, meaningful and compelling stories. It was with gratitude that Dr. Cook discussed the impact that Veterans […]

  • 11th Annual Las Vegas Stand Down – March 19-20

    U.S.VETS – Las Vegas and partnering agencies will host the 11th annual Veterans Stand Down on March 19 & 20, 2014 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The event will be held at Cashman Center, Exhibit Hall A, located at 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North. The “Veterans Stand Down” is a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 60,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. U.S.VETS – Las Vegas is the non-profit sponsor of this event, which is held in cities all over the nation to provide food, clothing, services and most of all, long-term solutions to homeless and at-risk veterans. “The veterans being served were there for us when our country called; now they need us,” says Shalimar Cabrera, Chair of the Veterans Stand Down. The 2013 homeless census revealed that 866 veterans were homeless in Southern Nevada – men and women who served our country valiantly, now sleep on the streets. The Veterans Stand Down brings the community into the solution, gives hope to homeless and at-risk veterans, offers them a temporary respite, and provides information and services that can help them connect to much-needed services. More than 120 service providers will be represented at the event comprised of local nonprofits, veteran service organizations, the VA Medical Center of Southern Nevada, legal Courts, and many more.  Staff members from the offices of the Nevada Congressional Delegation will also participate in the event to assist veterans in obtaining their military records. Businesses and organizations are […]

  • 10th Anniversary Celebration at U.S.VETS – Barbers Point

    On Friday, December 6th, U.S.VETS – Barber’s Point had their 10th Anniversary celebration on site. It was truly a momentous evening for community supporters, veterans in the program, and family and friends to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the site and to those veterans who have successfully transitioned out of the program. The evening started with live music played by veterans in the VIP (Veterans-in-Progress) program, the presentation of colors by the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy, and an a capella performance of The National Anthem. The highlight of the evening was guest speaker and COO, Darryl Vincent, who is credited with starting the Barbers Point site, and who has been a support for the site every step of the way these past 10 years. He highlighted the newest U.S.VETS program that will be soon opening in Washington D.C. by saying, “I grew up ten minutes away from the U.S.VETS location,” he said. “I went to high school there. It’s very meaningful to me to be able to bring services to veterans in the neighborhood where I grew up, to build a program in a community which I am very close to. It’s all come full circle for me.” A special recognition was then given to Darryl and Executive Director, Dr. Kim Cook from Mark Takai, representing The House of Representatives of the Twenty- Seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii, who on their behalf congratulated the UNITED STATES VETERANS INITATIVE – Barber’s Point on the occasion of the […]

  • On The Hill: Majority Leader Harry Reid Talks Veterans Issues with U.S.VETS Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera

    Shalimar Cabrera, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Las Vegas had the opportunity to participate in a Veteran Jobs roundtable in the United States Capitol Building on November 20, 2013 at the request of Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV). In the meeting, she shared the work of U.S.VETS and its commitment to enhancing the lives of veterans during their transition from active duty with Senate Democrats and other leaders from across the country. “I was very honored and humbled to participate in this discussion,” said Cabrera. “Senator Reid has been an avid supporter of our veteran programs for years. He has supported us in our efforts to operate the Homeless Veteran Reintegration program which has been instrumental to us placing thousands of veterans into employment over the years.” Senator Reid added, “No veteran should ever find themselves out of work, homeless, or struggling. And I am thankful to Shalimar Cabrera for traveling to Washington to discuss ways the public and private sectors can work together to strengthen veteran’s programs that ensure a successful transition to civilian employment. I look forward to working with her, and other organizations that continue to assist our nation’s heroes in need.” The discussion focused on initiatives to expand career opportunities for veterans. “Many of the guests at the meeting emphasized the need for employers and the community to recognize the challenges veterans face when transitioning to civilian life,” commented Cabrera. “We were all reminded of the help we must provide to veterans to prepare for the […]