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.
U.S.VETS – Las Vegas staff participated in the Homeless Registry event on June 23-25, 2015 with the VA and other community partners to build a Master List of homeless individuals remaining on the streets in Las Vegas. Staff outreached to the homeless on the streets at sunrise each morning and connected with approximately 300 individuals…
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…
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…
Shalimar Cabrera is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Las Vegas, and the Acting Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Washington D.C.
Ms. Cabrera earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and Masters Degree in Social Work, with a concentration on Management & Community Practice, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She began working with U.S.VETS in 2003 as an Outreach Specialist, then continued on as AmeriCorps Program Director then National AmeriCorps Director prior to assuming the role of Executive Director of U.S.VETS – Las Vegas in 2008.
Ms. Cabrera is the Chairperson of the Las Vegas Veterans Stand Down, coordinating outcome-driven services to meet the needs of hundreds of veterans each year.
Mamta Kapoor, Co-Chair
Jill Bell, Co-Chair