Transitional Housing in Nevada, USA

In Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Las Vegas


Transitional Housing

Transitional housing is temporary housing intended to get homeless individuals and families off the streets and into a safe living environment. Transitional housing is often offered as part of a wider transitional program.

Federal Government Definition

The Office of Community Planning and Development of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines transition housing as "a project that has as its purpose facilitating the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing within a reasonable amount of time (usually 24 months)."

Partnership for Strong Communities Definition

Transitional housing is defined by The Partnership for Strong Communities as housing intended to provide the support needed for temporary occupants to move into long-term housing. Transitional housing is usually offered as part of a transitional program that helps homeless individuals and families become independent through counseling, job training, child care, skills training and health care assistance.

Limitations and Eligibility

Because transitional housing is temporary, most transitional housing plans are limited to two years. In most cases, those eligible for transitional housing must qualify as very low income, according to The Community Services Planning Council of Sacramento, California. A person with a very low income makes less than 50 percent of the median income for an area. Other eligibility requirements vary from program to program.

Release From Prison

Every year, about 4,000 inmates are released from Nevada's prisons. About 65 percent of these individuals head to Las Vegas -- where some are dropped at a bus station, still dressed in prison clothes. They are given $21.94 from the Department of Corrections, a gift to start their new crime-free lives.

Within three years of their release, about two-thirds -- or more, depending on what study you look at -- will return to prison. They'll break the law or the terms of their parole and head back through the revolving door.

The odds are better for those released into licensed residential treatment centers. But in Las Vegas, residential treatment centers are few and far between.

"These small halfway houses in Las Vegas are not a significant concept that we could utilize when people are paroled," says Jackie Crawford, director of Nevada's Department of Corrections.

Nevada Licensed Treatment, Transitional Living and Halfway House Facilities

Licensed Transitional Living Facility (TLF)

Care Transitional House
1240 W. Owens Ste 3-Office Address
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 860-5190 Penny Jackson
(702) 647-9326
1400 Ferguson Ave, North LV 89030
(702) 731-2273
$250 Deposit
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: None

Casa Grande Transitional Center (CGTH)
Male/Community Trustee
3955 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
(702) 486-9906
FAX: 486-9962
Covenant of Love Transitional Home
2000 Lawry Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 636-9352
Program Administrator: Charlene Bymun
(702) 810-4830
(702) 240-7766 (fax)
Beds Available: (Men)

Heaven Bound Lifestyle Center
11765 Lemmon Valley Drive
Cold Springs, NV 89506
(House) (775) 677-8238 - Ed (House Manager)
Pastor Goodwin cell (775) 219-5679
Beds Available: 14
Clientele type: Men only
Accept Violent Offenders: No
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: none

Las Vegas Community Corrections Center
2901 Industrial Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone : (702) 953-1162
Facility available for men and women
APPOINTMENTS OR BED RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH JOHN CASALE ONLY AND DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED
Facility Director: John Casale

The Launching Pad, Inc.
1465 Sbragia Way, Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 358-9824

Women’s Transitional Recovery Home
Barbara Pierson, Executive Director
PO Box 3207, Sparks, NV 89432
Phone –– (775) 772-7119
Fax –– (775) 358-9826

They can accommodate people on house arrest but the deposit is higher, contact Barbara for details.

Life's Gate Transition Program
(operates under business name: Accent People)
1920 Lawry Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
House phone (702) 648-5480
Robert Fish-Ex. Director (702) 595-1670
(Fish does screening of applicants)
Donna Fish-Director of Operations
Inmates can contact Donna for transportation at:
(702) 595-1651
Pete Demitro House Mgr. (702) 648-5856
Fax (702) 242-8596
Beds Available: 6
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Required to pay $125.00 a week
Inmates to submit application to:
Accent People
PO Box 371052
Las Vegas NV 89137

People at Crossroads Halfway House
Office/Reporting Address
333 Marsh Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
Two houses: 144 Wonder Street, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 322-2293
619 Sinclair Ave, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 322-7016
Bob Lynch
(775) 378-7176
Clientele type: Men and Women
Accept Violent Offenders: Case by Case
Accept Sex Offenders: Tier 1 only, case by case

Samaritan House
1001 North 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 382-8437
(702) 386-6966 (Fax)
Garland Pike
Applicant will need current state issued ID and a copy of a negative TB test (taken within one year prior to admittance
Beds Available: 40 (Men)
Clientele type: Alcohol Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: None

Licensed Alcohol or Drug Abuse Treatment (ADA) Facilities
also known as Inpatient Substance Abuse Counseling (IPSAC)

Bristlecone and/or Sagewinds
480 Galletti Way Bldg. 3&4
Reno, NV 89431
(775) 786-6563 Fax 786-6728
George Howell or Sarah
Requires $250 deposit
Beds Available - 50
Male 30 / Female 20
Clientele type - Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders - No
Accept Sex Offenders - No
Average wait time for program - 1 week

Community Counseling Center Detox Services
(IPSAC and OPSAC available)
900 E. Long Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 882-3945
Steve Burns
28 day program-aftercare plan required
Beds Available - 6
Male & Female but not in same room.
Clientele type - Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders:
Yes, but not on current conviction
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: 0
Las Vegas Recovery Center
3371 N. Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Phone: (702) 515-1373
Fax: (702) 515-1379
Licensed as inpatient medical detox

New Frontier Treatment Center
165 North Carson Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Valerie (775) 423-1412
28 day program - after-plan required.
transitional housing available but must verify aftercare availability
Beds Available: 46 (Men)
Clientele Type: Substance Abuse/Mental Health
Pathways Program (Salvation Army)
37 West Owens
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 639-0277
Beds Available: 46 (Men)
Clientele Type: Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Ridge House
Administrative Office
900 West 1st Street Suite 200
Reno, NV 89503
Reporting address
(775) 322-8941

Ridge House I
57 Vine Street, Reno, NV 89502
House phone (775) 322-0269
(775) 322-8941
Denise ext 12
Dual diagnosis
Beds Available: 7 (Men)
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes, Tier 1, case by case
Average wait time for program: 6 months

Ridge House II
78 Keystone, Reno, NV 89503
House phone (775) 323-1416 or 323-2930
(775) 322-8941
Denise ext. 12
Dual diagnosis
Beds Available: 7 (Men)
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes, Tier 1, case by case
Average wait time for program: 6 months

Ridge House (Women's II)
905 Mauldin Lane, Reno, NV 89501
House phone (775) 827-0925 or 827-5630
775/322-8941
Denise ext 12
Dual diagnosis
Beds Available: 7 (Women)
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes, Tier 1, case by case
Average wait time for program: 6 months

Ridge House (Women's I)
990 Cambridge, Reno, NV 89502
House phone (775) 852-6152
(775) 322-8941
Denise ext 12
Dual Diagnosis
Beds Available: 6 (Women)
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes, Tier 1, case by case
Average wait time for program: 6 months

Westcare Inc. Adult Services/Detox
5659 Duncan Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 385-2020 - fax: (702) 658-0480
(702) 385-3330 Jackie
Women & Children

Safe Harbors of Nevada
469 E. Ninth Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 337-6777
Chuck Boston, General Manager 379-2256
Cell 772-3007
Leonard Guevara - Director
Beds Available: 32 (Men)
Clientele type: Alcohol/substance abuse
Accepts Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: No
What Tier Levels: None
Average wait time for program: 6 months

Salvation Army
211 Judson Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89036
(702) 399-2769
Fax (702) 649-2288
Tona Ambiss
Dual Diagnosis
Male / Female
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes
Average wait time for program: ?

Steps to New Freedom
(Office) 210 Marsh Ave. Ste. 100, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 322-4003
Bob Hemmenway, Pete Jackson
(House) 1600 S. Arlington
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 337-0973
Beds Available: 20
Clientele type: Men only
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes
Accept Sex Offenders: Case by Case
Average wait time for program: 1-3 months

Step One Inc.
1015 North Sierra, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 329-9830
Todd';s cell 378-5593
Dani, Asst. Manager
$500 per month or $140 per week. Deposit not mandatory.
Beds Available: 29 (Men)
Clientele type: Substance abuse, Gamblers & Homeless
(6 beds for homeless)
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: None

Step Two Inc.
3695 Kings Row
Reno, NV 89503
(administrative office. All people accepted
must report here)
(775) 787-9411 ext 201
Karen Bloomenthal
Deb Redmon
Beds Available: 33 Whole families, have to have female
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: Yes, case by case
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: 1 month

Vitality Center
3740 Idaho Street, PO Box 2580
Elko, NV 89801
David (775) 738-8004
Offender must provide own transportation to Aftercare plan.
28 day program - after-plan required.
transitional housing available but must verify aftercare availability
Beds Available: 22
Male - 15 Female - 7
Clientele type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: No
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: 2 months

Westcare Inc. Adult Services / Detox
930 North 4th Street, LV, NV 89101
401 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 385-3330 ext 235
Michele Reichelt
Beds Available: 25
Male 18 / Female 7
Clientelle type: Substance Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: No
Accept Sex Offenders: No
Average wait time for program: 1 week

Westcare Inc. - Harris Springs Ranch
Star route 200 Kyle Canyon
Mt. Charleston, NV 89214
(702) 385-3330 Jackie

We Care Foundation
2216 South 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 369-0613
Lynn Tyton
Beds Available: 9 (Women)
Clientele type: Alcohol Abuse
Accept Violent Offenders: No
Accept Sex Offenders: Yes, case by case
Average wait time for program: None

The agencies below can assist in finding houses.
They do not maintain Licensed ADA/TLF/HWH facilities.

Community Base Outreach Clinic for
Homeless Vets
912 W Owens St., Las Vegas, NV
(702) 636-3000 ext 4077
Homeless Veterans only. NOT a halfway house.

Northern Nevada Hopes
Reno, NV
Hector Galvez
(775) 786-4673
(775) 348-2893
(775) 348-1300
Assists inmates w/ AIDS in finding housing.

Nevada - Shelters and Emergency Housing

Northern Nevada/Reno

Men

Friends In Service Helping (FISH)
138 East Long Street
Carson City, NV

Reno

Reno Men's Drop in Center
Volunteers of America
315 Record Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 329-4141
Also Sacramento/Northern Nevada Office
(916) 442-3691

The Salvation Army
835 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV

Families and Pregnant Women

Casa de Vida
406 Elm Street
Reno, NV

Lighthouse of the Sierra
3700 Safe Harbor Way
Reno, NV
Catholic Community Services

St. Vincent’s Center
500 East Fourth Street
Reno, NV
(775) 322-7073

Center Street Mission
726 Kuenzli Avenue
Reno, NV

Other Shelter Providers

Reno Housing Authority
1525 East 9th Street
Reno, NV 89512-3012
(775) 329-3630

Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
Women and Children Center
355 Record Street
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 329-0485

North Star
480 Galletti Way, Buildings 3 & 4
P.B. Box 52280
Sparks, NV
St. Vincent's Transitional Center
275 East Fourth Street
Reno, NV
(775) 322-7073
Volunteers of America
100 West Grove Street
Reno, NV

Southern Nevada/Las Vegas

Seniors

Cannon Senior Center
340 N. 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV
One Stop Shop for All Senior Citizens Needs
(702) 366-1522

Women

Homeless Transitional Shelter for Pregnant Women
Sponsored by International Church of Las Vegas
8780 W. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 242-9850

Marian Residence
241 Palo Verde Drive
Henderson, NV
Women Ages 50-70
(702) 565-6607

Safe Nest for Women
2915 W. Charleston Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 646-4981

Salvation Army PATH
35 W. Owens
Las Vegas, NV
Mentally Challenged Women
(702) 639-0277
Shade Tree Shelter for Women
1 West Owens
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 385-0072

Women's Development Center
953 E. Sahara, Suite 201
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 796-7770

Transitional Housing for Homeless, Single Parent (Female) Families

Youth

Nevada Homes For Youth
525 S. 13th Street
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 380-2889
Transitional Housing for Teens
Regina Hall
215 Palo Verde Drive
Henderson, NV
(702) 565-9925

Housing for Adolescent Girls

Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth
4800 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite E
Las Vegas, NV
(888) 907-7888
(702) 383-1332

Families

EOB Project HOME
330 W. Washington Avenue,
Suite 7
Las Vegas, NV
(702)647-3307

Transitional Housing for Homeless Families & Rental Assistance to Prevent Homelessness

Interfaith Hospitality Network
500 W. Van Buren
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 638-8806
Shelter & Food For Homeless Families

Other

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
HACA (Temporary Lodging/Motel)
(702) 486-6770 x 246

Las Vegas Rescue Mission
480 W Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 382-1766
Parson's Place
624 E. Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 383-0847
Transitional Housing for Singles/Couples With No Children
Salvation Army
35 W. Owens Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 642-0727

St. Vincent's HELP Apartments
1516 N. Main Street
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 382-6727
Single Men & Women With Income, Seniors and Handicapped

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