Safe Nest's 25th Anniversary
Culminates with Shelter Expansion

Safe Nest in Las Vegas, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an expansion of one of its shelter facilities. The new addition adds 36 new beds to the facility and increases Safe Nest capacity to 103 women and children. The expansion also included a community room for residents, a training room/library for both residents and staff and new office space for shelter services. Facility improvements include an updated security system and more secured parking for residents and staff.

"This expansion is a dream come true," said Safe Nest Executive Director Estelle Murphy. "At our previous capacity of 67, Safe Nest was consistently full. Now more women and children can find the safety they need as they rebuild their lives."

The shelter expansion is the culmination of a five-year planning and building process beginning in 1997 with the submission of a grant request to the Clark County Commission for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Commission awarded the $986,795 grant in 1998. The CDBG Program is a federal grant program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The purpose of the CDBG Programs to benefit low to moderate-income households by developing viable communities, which include decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities.

Established in 1977, Safe Nest operates the only 24-hour emergency shelters in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas with confidential locations for the safety of battered women and children. Besides emergency shelters Safe Nest also provides counseling, advocacy and other needed services for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence including crisis hotline at 702-646-4981.

For more information, contact:
(Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis)
2915 W. Charleston, Suite 3-A
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Phone (702) 877-0133
Fax (702) 877-0127

Who does Safe Nest serve?

Primarily battered women and their children, although victims of both genders are assisted.

  • Over 100,000 men, women and children have been assisted since 1978.
  • 70% of children sheltered are pre-school age and younger.
  • 80% of women sheltered are young moms in there 20's and early 30's.

What client services does Safe Nest provide?

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • 24-hour emergency shelter with an average eight to ten week stay
  • Advocacy and referral for a variety of needs
  • Crisis Intervention Counselors
  • Case Management/Social Workers
  • Assessments/Home visits
  • Support Groups
  • Employment Counselor
  • Children's Counselor
  • Crisis Response Teams
  • Parent training
  • Life-skills classes
  • Transportation assistance
  • Alcohol/Drug abuse counseling
  • Individual/Group counseling for victims
  • Batterer's Treatment groups for abusers
  • Children's group therapy
  • Protection Order assistance

Content Archived: August 16, 2011