Youth Resources and Services

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (ages 6-18)

(702) 731-2227

A non-profit corporation that is a leader in youth mentoring services. Their primary focus is on quality programs that have a significant impact on the lives of youth in our community, ages 6 through 18, and to be collaborative partners to other youth development nonprofits in the community.


Boys and Girls Club

(702) 367-2582

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


HELP of Southern Nevada WIA (Workforce Investment Act)

(702) 369-4357

Through the Workforce Investment Act-Youth Program, Work Opportunities Readiness Center (W.O.R.C.) provides low income, at-risk youth (homeless or near homeless youth), ages 16-21 with long term outcomes such as: basic educational and employment skills; completion of academic certificates (including high school diplomas & equivalents) and; placement in employment, post-secondary education and/or training


Juvenile Work Permits (ages 14-17)

(702) 455-5240

All juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age must obtain a Work Permit for each job held until the age of 18. An exception to this would be a juvenile working in a family-owned business. Juvenile Work Permits are issued Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Payment Center, for a fee of $1.00 by the Department of Juvenile Justice Services.


Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (ages 12-24)

(702) 383-1332

A youth service provider in Nevada with a continuum of care extending from street outreach and 24-hour crisis intervention services to a full-time drop-in center and an independent living program. No parental consent is needed.


NV Child Seekers

(702) 458-7009

A nonprofit, missing children’s organization in Nevada that does not charge for their services. The organization works to keep parents closely involved in their cases and is available to assist the proper authorities. Trained, police-screened volunteers carry out many of the education programs.


Safe Place


Provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. 24-hour Hotline connects you to crisis support and information.


Safe Place Mobile Crisis

(702) 383-1332

Provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers, and businesses. Through a partnership with Terrible Herbst Gaming, the program is available 24-hours a day to any youth in crisis at all Terrible Herbst convenience stores.


Shannon West Homeless Youth Center (ages 16-24)

(702) 369-4357

Provides residential and day programming for at-risk youth that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Youth Center motivates residents towards reaching self-sufficiency by providing the training and skills to further their education, employment, social and life skills. The Youth Center is a residential facility for youth ages 16-21.


Sierra NV Job Corps (ages 16-24)

(702) 382-2702

A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.


Southern NV Children First

(702) 487-5665

A non-profit organization created to mentor, educate and train homeless, pregnant and parenting youth and young adults. Southern Nevada Children First takes care of the youths basic necessities like food and shelter while teaching them how to be positive parents and independent adults. They are able to assist youth through comprehensive programs and services.


Street Teen Drop-In Shelter (ages 12-21)

(702) 809-3585

A volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at risk youth, ages 12-21, in the Las Vegas Valley. Their primary goal is to meet the survival needs of our youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassionate environment. They provide access to educational, health care, and employment resource services through a drop-in center and by actively collaborating with community partners.


YMCA of Southern Nevada

(702) 877-9622

As part of the YMCA’s summer food program, children receive up to two meals a day and participate in recreational and learning activities to keep their bodies and minds active. The YMCA’s summer food program helps children stay well-nourished, active and energized all summer long, and also provide some important relief to struggling families.


WestCare Youth Shelter

(702) 385-2020 xt. 61255

A homeless/runaway shelter and social model detoxification center for youth ages 10-17. Here these youth can find a safe haven from the often brutal conditions they experience on the streets of Las Vegas.

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