Las Vegas


U.S.VETS – Las Vegas opened in 2001 and provides veterans with comprehensive housing and employment services.

The Las Vegas locations serve 308 veterans each day.


  • IN THE NEWS: For many returning veterans, despair can lead to homelessness

    KSNV (Las Vegas) recently joined the U.S.VETS – Las Vegas outreach team as they offered help to homeless veterans. Nearly 900 homeless veterans live on the streets of southern Nevada – a number both shocking and heart breaking. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and other stresses of combat. For 10 years, U.S. veteran Deon Derby has been pounding the pavement with U.S. Vets, a non-profit group that offers housing, and support for those who served. The homeless camps dotting empty lots throughout the valley are where veteran Deon Derby spends much of his time searching for military veterans who may have slipped through the cracks… Click here for the rest of the story and to watch the video.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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
702.366.0456 ext 228

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Sabrina Ramos
702.366.0456 ext 235

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Deon Derby
702.366.0456 ext 228

Volunteer Opportunities
Natalie Montas

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Krystal Cotton

Advisory Council

Rebecca West, Chairman
Chelle Bize
Will Brown

Steve Chartrand
Bruce Herman
Mamta Kapoor

Dixon Keller
Wayne Leroy
David McNeill
Candace Young-Richey