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Typically, people call the police because they are experiencing or perceive an emergency and need immediate assistance. In order to provide the most effective alternatives to calling the police or 911, unless otherwise indicated, the resources included here are limited to those that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services.

Where we know or suspect that a resource may work in cooperation with law enforcement, we acknowledge that in the listing.

These resources are not intended to cover all situations, only to provide the services described. If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, call 911.

Housing

  • MORE Program
    • Street outreach program, case management will work with individuals experiencing homelessness to match them with housing programs and other needed local services. Can also assist with obtaining ID, benefits, transfer to detox or other programs, and referrals to other services. Leave message with location, needs, and access number, they will call back and dispatch intervention team. Intervention team is three workers from homeless services agencies, and is accompanied by one specially trained law enforcement officer who does not participate in the intervention process.
    • (702) 229-6673
  • The Shade Tree
    • Provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis. Provides critical assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/sexual abuse, street crime, and victims of elder abuse. Summer day center for the hottest months; winter evening shelter with hot meals and showers. Shelter services for pets of residents. Open 24/7.
    • 1 West Owens Ave North Las Vegas NV 89030
    • (702) 385-0072
    • https://www.theshadetree.org/

LGBTQ+

  • The Center
    • A community-based organization that supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. Center Advocacy Network (CAN) provides referrals, advocacy and support for clients to navigate housing, shelter, food, medical, legal and social needs to relieve stress of crisis and/or trauma.
    • (702) 745-4600 or 1 (833) 740-0500 (24/7 Victim Hotline)
    • https://thecenterlv.org/programs/can
  • Transgender SOS
    • Transgender operated non-profit serving the transgender and gender non-conforming population in Las Vegas. Provides emergency transportation to a safe property, food, shelter and other basic necessities along with crisis intervention, health education and counseling for a period of up to two weeks. 
    • 1 (888) 288-5118
    • https://www.transgendersos.org/

Mental Health

  • Crisis Support Services of Nevada – Mental Health Hotline
    • Free, 24/7 support for people experiencing a mental health crisis or in need of support. Can provide information about community resources and options for callers. Confidential and free.
    • (775) 784-8090 (24/7)
    • https://cssnv.org/depression-suicide/

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • Crisis Support Services of Nevada – Sexual Assault Hotline
    • Sexual assault advocates offer free, confidential support to survivors of sexual assault throughout Northern Nevada and Eastern California communities. Providing assistance to victims of sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest.
    • (775) 221-7600
    • Text SASS to 839863
    • https://cssnv.org/sexual-assault/
  • Jean Nidetch Women’s Center
    • Operates a free, confidential Careline for UNLV students impacted by relationship or sexual violence. Connects callers to social services and support. Open to people of all identities.
    • (702) 895-0602 (24/7)
    • https://www.unlv.edu/womenscenter/
  • SafeNest
    • Services for those impacted by domestic violence in Clark County. 24-hour hotline provides information, safety planning, and support. Provides shelter in confidential locations, free of charge, for 6 – 12 weeks for victims and their families. Other necessities provided (food, hygiene items, etc.) Provides pet boarding.
    • (702) 646-4981 (24/7, call or text)
    • https://safenest.org/
  • The Rape Crisis Center
    • Hotline is available 24/7/365 and is answered by trained RCC staff and volunteer advocates. Advocates can assist with resources, information on next steps if someone has been sexually assaulted, and connections to the programs and services of the RCC. The Rape Crisis Center strives to provide well informed advocates for those affected by sexual violence to consult with at any time assistance is needed. Can accompany callers to make report, and provide ongoing advocacy through legal processes. Hotline staff are mandatory reporters so will be required to report if caller is a youth and provides identifying information.
    • (702) 366-1640 (24/7)
    • https://rcclv.org/
  • The Shade Tree
    • Provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis. Provides critical assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/sexual abuse, street crime, and victims of elder abuse. Summer day center for the hottest months; winter evening shelter with hot meals and showers. Shelter services for pets of residents. Open 24/7.
    • 1 West Owens Ave North Las Vegas NV 89030
    • (702) 385-0072
    • https://www.theshadetree.org/

Youth

Please note, people answering these calls may be mandatory reporters, and required to make a report to CPS or law enforcement in certain situations. Learn about local mandatory reporter laws here.

  • Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)
    • Services for youth age 12-21. Can connect youth with emergency shelter and services. Drop-in center open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m, Monday – Friday provides access to food, clothing, hygiene supplies, and bus passes, assistance with identification documents, help with school and work, case management and shelter connection. Youth can also access immediate services by asking for help at any local Terrible Herbst store, city fire station, or the Las Vegas-Clark County library, or by getting on any Regional Transportation Commission bus.
    • 4981 Shirley Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119
    • (702) 383-1332 or 1 (866) U-ARE-SAFE (827-3723) (24/7)
    • https://nphy.org/
  • Shannon West Homeless Youth Center
    • Provides services for at-risk youth that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Provides the following services on site: intensive case management, substance abuse counseling, mental health referrals, educational assessment, vocational training, and life skills groups focusing on a variety of issues such as anger management, independent living, money management, peer socialization, consumer and problem solving skills, and health education. Youth can get immediate shelter through the 24/7 hotline or walk-in intake.
    • 1650 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89119
    • (702) 526-4990 (24/7)
    • http://www.helpsonv.org/programs-youth.php
  • Street Teens
    • Teens from the ages of 12-21 are able to receive hot meals, pantry items, hygiene, clothes, tents & sleeping bags. Operates as a drop-in center but due to COVID operating from front door – ring bell for assistance.
    • 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily
    • (702) 215-4171
    • 5599 S Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120
    • https://www.streetteens.org/

Elders

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Crime

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Substance Abuse

  • WestCare Community Triage Center
    • Provides safe, medically-supervised withdrawal management services to those seeking treatment for substance abuse and crisis stabilization for mental health issues. WestCare provides triage services and early intervention to those in both populations.
    • 323 N Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101
    • (702) 385-3330, press 0
    • https://www.westcare.com/page/where-we-serve_NV_01a#NV_ctc

Please consider using these alternatives to calling the Las Vegas Police Department or 911 when faced with a situation that calls for de-escalation and/or intervention. We can abolish the police by not calling the police.

We have tried to indicate where police or law enforcement may work with the alternative resources listed; please let us know if you have any concerns about these resources.

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