Salvation Army Las Vegas being forced to cut services
The local chapter of Salvation Army is being forced to cut services because of lack of funding. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A non-profit organization that a lot of people rely on here in Southern Nevada is having to cut a key service.
Clients and staff found out about the cuts on Tuesday. The organization is being forced to shut down its mental health programs.
That includes a group home, an independent housing program, and a separate outreach program. These programs help hundreds of valley residents who are chronically, mentally ill.
Leaders say it is all because of dwindling state and federal financial support. They just can't manage the funding gap anymore.
This won't affect just the people who are suffering from mental illness. It also means that Salvation Army employees associated with those programs will be out of their jobs.
Officials are working with the mental health court and Southern Nevada Mental Health Services to make sure those that are currently served by the Salvation Army get the help that they need.