LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Louis Lacey has seen a lot during his time as the director of crisis teams for HELP of Southern Nevada.
"Nobody wakes up in the morning and chooses to be homeless," said Lacey.
"Nobody says, 'Hey, you know what? I think I'm gonna screw my whole life up and I'm just gonna live out here in the streets.'"
And Lacey knows what he's talking about.
25 years ago he was homeless, battling addiction and losing hope. Today, Lacey and his team are the ones providing hope.
HELP of Southern Nevada's Mobile Crisis Intervention Team reached out to those who are most vulnerable.
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COVID-19 safety precautions and a housing shortage are making the job harder than ever, but still, the team finds ways to connect and to make a difference.
"Like I like to say God uses rescued people to rescue people," he said.
To learn more about HELP of Southern Nevada visit helpsonv.org or call (702) 836-2130.
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