ImpactNV Board organization Clean the World Las Vegas Recycling Operations Center has partnered with Sands Corporation, and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth to develop the Fresh Start Mobile Showers traveling hygiene unit. The unit will provide 250 showers per week for the region’s homeless population along with other hygiene support services.
The project is a truly collaborative effort with financing from Las Vegas Sands who partnered with Clean the World and a number of local organizations to increase their outreach efforts, these include WestCare, CARE Complex, Nevada Homeless Alliance and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
Homelessness is a key issue in Nevada with The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reporting that Las Vegas has the sixth largest population of homeless individuals among major cities, and the third highest number of unaccompanied homeless youth. In Nevada, more than 80 percent of unaccompanied homeless youth’s don’t have access to shelter – the highest rate in the nation.