Homeless to Home

Featured Story:
Thomas McEniry

Upon leaving prison, offenders often face challenges in finding jobs, securing housing and maintaining stability. Such was the case for Thomas, who recently graduated from a re-entry program called Hope for Prisoners.

“I was getting really discouraged because I had been trying to get a job for months. I felt lost. I woke up one morning and knew I had to do something that day. I called Terri in tears and she said she was very proud of me for having the courage to call and not to give up because she was going to help,” he said.

Thomas first met Terri Janison, Senior Director of Community Development at United Way of Southern Nevada and Catholic Charities (CCSN) board member after she spoke with him at the Hope for Prisoners graduation. When he called for help, she knew right where to guide him.

“I was sent to [CCSN] and immediately there were changes. I was excited and happy. I felt a sense of freedom within myself. I think CCSN saved our lives,” Thomas said.

With Terri’s help and inspiration, Thomas was able to secure employment and now works as a sign installer. With help from the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program, he and his wife and his two children moved into a new apartment.

Homeless to Home Program

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

1511 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-387-2290

The Homeless to Home Program helps those who are homeless or about to be homeless with dependent children under the age of 18, with support to help them gain self-sufficiency through employment. Each adult in the household must be willing and able to work a full-time job in order to qualify for the Homeless to Home Program.

If you do not have dependent children in your custody, please contact Clark County Social Services Coordinated Intake to schedule a housing assessment at 702-455-4270.

Services include:

  • Housing
  • Utility payment assistance
  • One-on-one case management
  • Job training resources
  • Food
  • Clothing (when available)

**All homeless single adults without children must go to any Clark County Social Services office for Coordinated Intake in order to receive a referral for this program.  All others can apply at Catholic Charities’ office.**

Clark County Social Services Locations:
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
702-455-4270

1600 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Fertitta Community Assistance Center on Catholic Charities’ Campus
1504 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2432 N Martin L King Blvd Ste D
N Las Vegas, NV 89032

3885 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119

522 East Lake Mead Pkwy Ste 4
Henderson, NV 89015

Basic Eligibility

  • Must be willing and able to work a full-time job
  • Fill out application
  • Must be a Nevada resident with valid Nevada Picture Identification
  • Social Security Number
  • Valid Work Permit, I-94 or Residence Alien Card if applicable
  • Birth Certificate of children-must be living with you
  • Social Security cards for children
  • Marriage certificate/Divorce decree
  • Must provide all sources of income, including: employment, unemployment, TANF, Food Stamps
  • Three years of employment history
  • Three years of residence history
  • Proof of homelessness: letter from a shelter
  • Client must be drug/alcohol free
  • Must be willing to work towards self-sufficiency includes but not limited to job searches, saving account, parenting classes, workshops, etc.

The program requires the client to go back to work; 30% of the client’s income will be required to pay towards rent. The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program will assist with the remaining rental cost, utility allowance, food, household items, and bus pass.

Ineligible applicants

  • Sex-related offenses
  • Received Tenant Based Rental Assistance in the past
  • Not willing to work towards self-sufficiency
  • Clients who are not able to work a full-time job

Our programs is currently at capacity, but if you would like to be put on our waiting list for services please call the number listed above.

GET INVOLVED: If you would like to find out how you can give help, please call the development office at 702-385-2662. Thank you!