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HELPING HANDS OF VEGAS VALLEY INC

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Causes: Human Services

Mission: Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living. Our services include: - Transportation - Food Pantry - Respite Care Vouchers

Programs: Respite care program - this program provides respite funds for the caregiver of a recipient age 60 or over. The recipient must be a resident of southern nevada, have a need for 24 hour supervision and reside with the caregiver. Respite can be used for medical reasons, vacation, or any other time needed in order to help reduce the stress level of the caregiver. Over 500 individuals were helped by this program during the fiscal year.

transportation program - this program provides services for wheelchair bound seniors through the use of fully equipped handicap vehicles, taking them to medical appointments, shopping, etc. Participants must be age 60 or over and require the use of a wheelchair. Over 600 individuals participated in this program.

senior necessities program - through collaboration with other community organizations, we have established a pantry of non-perishable items and offer a free bag of food and paper goods once a month to help seniors supplement nutritional needs. The recipient must be a clark county resident, at least 60 years of age and have annual income at or below 150% of the current poverty guidelines. During the fiscal year, over 900 individuals were helped through this program.

volunteer care program - this program utilizes trained volunteers for the transportation or escort to and from medical appointments, friendly visiting, shopping, errands, etc. Eligible individuals must be age 60 or over and have no independent means or transportation. During the fiscal year, over 600 individuals were served.

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