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The Shade Tree Incorporated

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Causes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services

Mission: To provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.

Results: In 2015, we sheltered 6,502 total clients, 2056 of those were children. We sheltered 148 pets. Our total bed nights was 100,661. 152 Women secured employment, 503 accessed our free clinic and we served 165,068 meals. All these numbers were significantly increase from 2014.

Target demographics: Women, Children and pets who are victims of sexual abuse, assault, human trafficking.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,500 Women and Children

Geographic areas served: We are the largest facility of our kind in Nevada

Programs: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Shelter, Survivor's Service Center, Workplace Readiness Program, Life Skills, housing assistance, Children's Activity Center, Stallman Touro Clinic, and Noah's Animal House.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It’s hard to believe all the services Shade Tree offers to the ladies. When I think of shelter, I imagine cots lined up on the floor and people sitting around just to get off of the sidewalk. I volunteered for about a month for school and I have learned that this place is so much more. Shade Tree is not just a shelter. It is a place to get what you need to start again. They have a variety of services available. When you are hungry, you are fed. And not just soup and sandwiches. You can have cereal and milk for breakfast or oatmeal and coffee. I was there during lunch time and saw once they served pizza and another time they had turkey. If you want to take classes to learn about finances they have a bank come in to teach it, if you want to exercise they have yoga (Yoga at a homeless shelter is amazing!), you want to learn computers, they have a class for that. If you want to get a job, they have a program to help you do that, too. It seems as if anything you might need to help you get back on your feet, Shade Tree has is for you. In regards to one of the other comments, while I volunteered there I did see one altercation between some of the ladies there and I think the staff handled it well (I couldn’t do there job) but I would think that when you get that many people living in the same place together stuff like that is bound to happen once in a while.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Why would they Shade Tree have a half way house they own but the director Marlene lets her daughter live there and pull an income from Shad Tree. Should be called the Shady Tree for everything odd going on there.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This place id horrible they call CPS on my sister because she is not stupid and she made complaints on them because they violated her religious civil and human rights. We are gling to hire an attorney to come after Shade Tree because of this matter this is the most corrupted place a woman can stay with her children they are deceitful and scandless this the worst place to stay in. They will lie to cover their tracks i dong trust the executor or the social workers there Angela Schi and other social workers are lying and they use the law and lies to get to people that complains about the abuse. Dont give them money or stay there. Lawsuit coming soon for them. They will soon see and im going to make it go viral

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is a horrible place to stay they have denied children food they give gify cards with no money on them they gave a 11 yr old girl provocative clothing to wear to school they have violated so many rights that we are looking to sue them for it. They have kept mail and sent it back while she was staying there they have withheld insurance cards from a mother who had a sick child rules only apply to certain people she never received her birth certificate after being thete for 90 days and you suppose to get in 2 weeks they have also kept mail for to long that she lost her child care and she lost her job. My niece and nephew are stressed out to thr point that they need cancelling after the things they have been through.. We are going file civil rights law suit against Shade Tree homeless shelter they are pathetic and racist. I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay there.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This place is the worse place ever. The people are rude they eant give you your mail. They say they will help you get your birth certificate they never will or medical cards. My sister kids need to go to Dr the state says they sent card over a month ago and she never recieved it. They also said they were going to help her get her birth certificate so she can get her I.D it never happened. She was written because my nephew blanket was hanging off bed she asked for copy if right up and they wouldn't give her one. This place is the worst i tried to contact the director they never called
She says there is a lot of illegal activity and drugs in that shelter. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone..

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Recently within the new year I had an opportunity to work with Shade Tree, I found some of the workers very personable and a great help, polite, nice, and everything you would expect. As far as the Shade Tree director goes I found her not helpful and quite rude. I think because there was no television spot in it for her she could have cared less.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

We are a Ministry that would love to reach out specifically to abused women and children and thought this would be a perfect place to donate both our time and resources, but the Director for Shade Tree by the name Brandi mentioned that they cannot have any religion or christian group come in. We are not a religious group, we just want to show love to these people who are hurting, lost and needy in terms of giving our time and their material needs. So i am in doubt if all of the recipient are actually getting much needed help emotionally, economically, mentally and spiritually. And are the donations being accounted for???

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful and much needed charity that provides vital support and care to the women, children..and pets who seek it's help in their most depserate times.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was very moved after my visit to Shade Tree as the support and care this shelter offers women and their families really is life changing. All credit to the team that work so hard to make this such a positive and supportive environment to be in.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shade Tree truly understands what drives women to stay in these situations and by allowing them to bring their pets, which can often be a reason for them to stay, enables them to escape their home life without fear of consequence. The work they do is amazing.

Monica N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful service this nonprofit provides, not only women and children but their pets in the time of need. Bless you all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of my friends invited me to attend their annual walk last year then again this year. It was such a great time. Seeing the staff, kids, babies, friends, family, pets; walking together, talking together, laughing together all in support to raise money for the shelter. Staff at the shelter talked about stories of their clients with such passion to help that definitely rubbed of me, making me want to help more. If you don't take away anything from the experience, at the least it reminds you to count your blessings. I look forward to helping in other ways and will continue to support these events.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

There are a lot of families out there that need help; especially those with pets and children. It's good to know there are places out there where people can go to get back on their feet AND be safe.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The Shade Tree sounds like a HORRIBLE place. Full of discrimination, divisiveness and hatred. They accept some people and turn away others based on infantile notions of body morphology. Dividing families and destroying peoples sense of family unit.

Virginia6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On a convention to Las Vegas, I was able to spend a Saturday morning at The Shade Tree. It was the most rewarding event. The woman and the children all smiled and seemed so happy. No one would know the troubles each one had. I spent the time mostly with the children, and I was better for it. God was there that day. They were entertaining and made me feel so welcome. The Shade Tree does so much for all of the woman, children and now their animals that it is great to make donations to such a worthy cause. It has a very close family type atmosphere and helps the woman so much. They are empowered and made to feel they can now have a second chance at life.

2 Susan103

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am the mother of a daughter who was murdered by the father of her child back in 1996. For years we did not know what had happened and it wasn't until 2007 that her body was identified. Her murderer is now awaiting trial. A few years back I was in Las Vegas for a convention and I was privileged to go to The Shade Tree and see the fabulous job that Marlene and her staff accomplish on a daily basis to help women and children who have been abused and hurt by the one person who is suppose to love and take care of them. This shelter has so affected me that I have joined my local domestic abuse and rape victim organization and my goal is to build a shelter modeled after The Shade Tree. I am so inspired every year now to go to The Shade Tree while in Vegas and volunteer for a few hours and learn from Marlene and her staff what it is like to truly give back to those who find themselves in this horrible situation. If only there had been a Shade Tree available in 1996 my daughter and many others may be alive today.