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:
SAFE NEST-SOUTHERN NEVADA
(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
- 70% of children sheltered are pre-school age and younger.
- 80% of women sheltered are young moms in there 20's and early
What client services does Safe Nest provide?
- 24-hour crisis hotline
- 24-hour emergency shelter with an average eight to ten week
- 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