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More Than a Home at Monsignor C.T. Shallow Apartment Homes

Over the last few weeks, through the generosity of an anonymous donor and our ongoing partnership with Three Square Food Bank, we have brought the Golden Groceries program right to our senior residents’ front doors. Team HAND has facilitated two rounds of deliveries to 2,000 of our independent senior residents, which has not only allowed us to reconnect after spending time apart, but also serve our residents who have been

2020-06-09T00:44:55-07:0006/01/2020|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

A Thank You from a Resident

Nevada HAND communities are home to about 7,600 residents in Southern Nevada, many of whom who have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our teams have been working around the clock to connect residents with crucial financial, educational, and medical resources. Our senior residents are included in one of the most vulnerable populations to COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions and age. Many seniors have stayed home to avoid

2020-06-03T20:17:25-07:0005/20/2020|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday with the Help of Team HAND and Community Partners

On Monday, May 11, resident Julia Martin celebrated her 100th birthday with the support of Nevada HAND staff, family, and community partners, including CompassionCare Hospice and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Several residents gathered outside Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living community, where Julia resides, to watch a parade of neighbors, residents, and the LVMPD wish her a happy birthday. Julia has lived at Nevada HAND’s assisted living

All HANDs on Deck

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted thousands of residents in Nevada and millions of people across the globe, but with every crisis, there are teams of helpers prepared to provide assistance to those who need it most. Nevada HAND serves more 7,600 residents in Southern Nevada, many of whom have been affected by the recent economic downturn. In our family communities, some of our residents are facing unemployment and a significant

2020-06-08T22:32:39-07:0004/28/2020|Categories: Community Resources, Resident Stories and Activities|

Nevada HAND Celebrates One Year of Food Pantries

Last year, Nevada HAND received a $1 million gift from a generous anonymous donor. Over the course of a year, this donation has allowed us to partner with T hree Square Food Bank to build, stock, and operate food pantries at three of our senior communities. In March of 2019, we introduced the food pantry concepts to our residents at Bonanza Pines, surveying them on their food needs and answering

Lending a Helping HAND: Local Resources for Residents Affected by COVID-19

In Southern Nevada, countless organizations, schools, and government entities have reached out to the Valley community to help residents during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Low-income families and individuals are among some of the most vulnerable populations right now, especially those with limited access to medical care and those whose jobs have been terminated or temporarily suspended. The following resources are available in Southern Nevada to those experiencing setbacks because of COVID-19.

2020-06-03T19:23:50-07:0003/20/2020|Categories: Community Resources|

The Gap Report Highlights Critical Shortfall of Affordable Homes for Extremely Low-Income Households

“The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2020” report indicates a persistent and growing shortage of affordable homes nationwide to extremely low-income (ELI) renters – those making 30% or below of AMI. These households – working families, seniors on fixed incomes, those affected by disabilities, and others – are vulnerable to homelessness, poor health, and myriad other complications and difficulties.  Nationwide, there are only 36 affordable and available homes for

2020-06-02T00:56:42-07:0003/10/2020|Categories: Research and Reports|

Instilling a Love of Reading: A New Program for Resident Children

Our Resident Services team recently partnered with Spread the Word Nevada, a local nonprofit dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books in the homes of low-income and at-risk children. The organization donated books to start a reading pilot program at two of our family communities, including Rome Pines, our brand-new property in North Las Vegas. The goal? Have an adult read to the children and slowly transition to

2020-06-03T20:45:46-07:0012/31/2019|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Home for the Holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays. This year, our team members have gone above and beyond to help our resident families get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the season. From potlucks to entertainment to visits from Santa, this holiday season at our communities has been full of the warmth of friends and neighbors coming together to enjoy the holidays. Take a peek at some of the special

2020-06-03T20:56:47-07:0012/20/2019|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Rental Assistance Saves the Day

When our team helps connect our residents with resources, it means more than a few dollars in their pockets. Sometimes, it means being able to stay in their home and maintain access to those resources. Recently, our Resident Services and Property Management teams helped Judith, a resident at one of our independent senior communities, obtain housing assistance. Judith says: "Every year I often worry about my rent increasing. I get

2020-06-02T01:38:13-07:0011/04/2019|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Back to School at Nevada HAND: Helping Kids, Helping Families

Back-to-school season is usually accompanied by excitement, a little nervousness about new classes and teachers, and looking forward to reconnecting with friends. For low income families, though, it can also be a time of high stress. For these families, especially those with more than one child, back-to-school season can mean being able to pay their bills or sacrificing their child being ready for school. According to Huntington Bank’s annual Backpack

2020-06-03T20:26:36-07:0008/14/2019|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Green Thumbs

Our residents are taking the summer to show off their gardening skills! Just after Memorial Day, an Eagle Scout troop, alongside Master Gardeners from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, our team, and residents, built a community garden at our Sky View Pines community. In just a few short weeks, the garden is in full bloom and has quickly become a point of pride for our residents. Residents who we

2020-06-03T20:42:17-07:0007/31/2019|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|
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