Facilitating, providing and coordinating all these services will require funding. Vegas Stronger is a privately funded charity focused on reducing opiate addiction in Las Vegas. We will access grants as well as accept private donations. But above all, we will ensure all funding comes from, and is allocated to, sources that are consistent with our Mission, Credo and Vision. In addition, all funding will be expended only in pursuit of efforts aimed at providing cost-free, or on a sliding scale, Naltrexone to addicts in need. The reason Naltrexone is not widely available is due lack of a champion and exorbitant pricing. Vegas Stronger will be that champion and conduit.
When a homeless person or panhandler shows up, or a crime occurs, we are asking those in the Rancho Shopping Center area to call us right when it happens. We have a team of interventionists who will come assess the situation and offer to transport the homeless individual to one of our community partner shelters or rehabs. We have received calls in the last few weeks, met with security and the police, and they supported us in our mission to take the person to get help, instead of to jail.
We are a nonprofit and have broad community support in this initiative.
Optimally, we would love if local businesses would allow us to put a small sign up that says “Vegas Stronger Recovery Area – Restore Rancho Project” alongside our phone number for the community to call when they need a homeless intervention.