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U.S.VETS – Las Vegas opened in 2001 and operates two residential facilities and a community support office.

The Las Vegas location operates over 330 beds of transitional and permanent housing. Employment services are provided through a workforce program that helps over 110 veterans return to employment each year. Additionally, over 400 veteran households are provided rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services annually.

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March 18-19, 2015

Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd North

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  • 2015 Las Vegas Stand Down

    The 12th Annual Las Vegas Stand Down, held March 18-19, was a huge success! Over a thousand veterans and their family members attended the event at the Cashman Center, where they received free services from haircuts and eye care to housing and employment. An event of this size could not have been possible without the support of loyal volunteers. This year, 521 volunteers contributed a commendable 2,954 hours of service!  The volunteer force this year included over 130 active duty service members from Nellis & Creech Air Force Bases. Large volunteer groups from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and FedEx also served with hundreds of individual volunteers who gave of their time and talents to veterans in a variety of volunteer roles. More than 140 service providers participated in the event, bringing a wide range of services to veterans including housing, employment, education, healthcare, counseling, treatment, handouts, benefits, and many other forms of support. Here are a few stats from this year’s event: 73 veterans moved into housing or secured a housing plan at the Stand Down 193 veterans were either hired directly or scheduled interviews with employers 114 veterans obtained free legal assistance 259 veterans received haircuts and showers 190 veterans had vision screenings, and more than 150 obtained free dental appointments Over 600 veterans shopped for free in the Stand Down store for clothing, shoes, work attire, hygiene items, and non-perishable food The veterans served at this year’s stand down ranged in age from 23-89, with service eras […]

  • IN THE NEWS: Event Aimed at Getting Veterans Off Las Vegas Streets

    Last week, U.S.VETS – Las Vegas hosted the 6th annual “Honoring Those Who Serve” Benefit Dinner at the Aliante Casino + Hotel.  Four hundred guests attended and enjoyed a delicious dinner and live music.  Guests also participated in an exciting live and silent auction for prizes such as hotel stays, show tickets, airfare and historical tours of Washington D.C., an all-inclusive travel package to beautiful Hawaii, and this year’s featured prize a patriotic hand painted canvas created live at the event!  The event was a memorable celebration honoring veterans and the military while raising $84,000 to support the Las Vegas site’s programs for homeless and at-risk veterans. The event also highlighted the service of local heroes in Southern Nevada.  The following Local Hero Awards were presented for their service to veterans and the military within the community: Local Civilian Heroes Terry Fator Mayor Andy Hafen Wayne Leroy Local Veteran Hero Barry Keller Local Organization Heroes MGM Resorts International Veteran Employee Network Group Nellis Air Force Base Public Health Clinic USO Las Vegas     Fox5 News came out to talk to Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera and some of our veteran clients about the event: Navy veteran Gregory Anderson knows just how beneficial the dollars raised at the event are. Nine years ago he was down on his luck and had nowhere to turn to while going through disability. “[The] goodness of U.S.VETS, it allowed me to not be on the street, to have three square meals a day,” Anderson said. […]

  • Thank You to Our Las Vegas Supporters

    Veterans and community supporters were honored at the 2014 Veteran Appreciation & Partner Recognition Ceremony, hosted by U.S.VETS – Las Vegas at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino.  Veterans from each Las Vegas program were in attendance and recognized for their hard work and achievements gained, as well as awards given to community partners for their continued support. Community Awards include: Priceless Volunteer Award – Eleanor Avila SPOT Veterans’ Choice Award – Canyon Ridge Christian Church & Green Valley Presbyterian Church Best New Employer Award – DTA Security Employer of the Year Award – Goodwill of Southern Nevada Worforce Partner of the Year – Goodwill of Southern Nevada: Career Connections SSVF Partner of the Year – Oliver Chu, Twain Gardens, Charleston Gardens & Boston Gardens TIP Partner of the Year – Angelo Bomasuto, Desert Palms Property Radcliff Veteran Choice Award – Jane McQuire Outreach Partner of the Year – Officer Magnolia Drew Permanent Housing Partner of the Year – 707 Property Management Permanent Housing Priceless Volunteer – Shadow Mountain Village Coffee Club Food Partner of the Year – Three Square Donor of the Year – Jewish War Veterans

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Mailing Address:
525 East Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Shalimar Cabrera






Shalimar Cabrera
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Deon Derby

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Barb Purvis

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Deon Derby

Volunteer Opportunities
Natalie Montas

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Chelsea Utick-Horlacher

Advisory Council

Mamta Kapoor, Co-Chair
Jill Bell, Co-Chair
Steve Chartrand

Wilson Edgell
Bruce Herman
Wayne Leroy

David McNeill
Candace Young-Richey