MAKING LAS VEGAS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE
Catholic Charities can help those just one check away from the streets
Catholic Charities is one of the organizations in Las Vegas helping to Make Las Vegas A Better Place To Live by helping homeless men get back on their feet Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Most Southern Nevadans are just one paycheck away from homelessness. It is a sobering thought and it makes what Catholic Charities does all the more important.
Mark Gregory is living at Catholic Charities. But just a few months ago, Mark was homeless. Now, six month sober, he's part of Catholic Charities' resident empowerment program. Mark says the program has saved his life.
Mark says, "It's been a long battle. I've hit rock bottom."
Most residents stay in the empowerment program for about two years. During that time, they get food, shelter, clothing, and a job. Spot jobs at first but eventually, Catholic Charities helps these men find full-time work.
Monsignor Patrick Leary is the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities. He says, "This is something we do as a whole community. From the employers who offer spot jobs to those who participate in our job fairs. We need the whole community."
One way you can help is by dropping by any Albertson's/Save-on store this Saturday for the Community Day of Sharing. Donate gently-used clothes or furnishings or non-perishable food items. Five non-profits in Southern Nevada are teaming up for this effort. They will share any donations you provide.