a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Sheltering women, children, & their pets.

The Shade Tree Organization provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women & children in crisis. Offering life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.


We are available to help 24 hours a day

Our doors are open 24-hours a day, to any woman, with or without children, and male and female unaccompanied youth who lack a safe, adequate place to live. From the moment you take that first step of courage to enter the shelter, you are guided on a path to help regain your dignity and identity, while escaping the cycle of homelessness or violence.

The Shade Tree is here to help victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, street violence, sexual assault/abuse, and human trafficking victims. Our doors are also open to those facing economic hardships and homelessness.

Need Help? Call 702-385-0072

Or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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“Freedom is to live with dignity.” - Manal al-Sharif

Lending a helping hand

every day, in every way that we can.

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Support Our 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

The Shade Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a local ‘grassroots’ agency with no national affiliation or support.

Over 30 years of history

The Shade Tree was established in 1989 as Jubilee Ministries and, at the time, had little more to offer than safety, shelter, and cots in the basement of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. In 1990, diocese members, Junior League of Las Vegas, and the City of Las Vegas collaborated to establish a permanent shelter. In December of that year, The Shade Tree opened in a building owned by Catholic Charities.

The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in the state and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and their children in the region. The upper floors of our 38,000 square foot facility are residential areas with singles dorm rooms, family dorm rooms rooms, classrooms, communal bathrooms, and an acute care medical clinic. The main floor has facilities to include a “Dayroom,” fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, and Children’s Activity Center. The full basement is used for storing donations and shelter supplies.