The mission of The Shade Tree is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.
Basic healthcare, acute care with the management of chronic illness, women’s health and the healthcare of the children who reside at the facility.
The only 24-hour accessible program in Southern Nevada designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless (up to a 90-day stay).
Each person who comes to The Shade Tree is provided with a case manager who creates an individualized case plan.
Our kitchens provide nutritious, wholesome and delicious meals for our residents and those who come in for emergency shelter or due to inclement weather.
Nearly 60 on-site courses designed to enhance job skill development and career placement.
Kid-friendly accommodations and an interactive learning environment for the children residing at the facility.
Designed to prepare women for training programs, work-readiness demeanor, and personal image instruction to re-enter the job market at a self-sustaining wage.
The Victim’s Services provides critical assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/sexual abuse, street crime, and victims of elder abuse. The Victim's Services assists victims with obtaining Temporary Protective Orders, applying for Victim’s Compensation, 9-1-1 telephones, accompanies victims to court, refer them to resources to maneuver through the legal process, and accessing services that may be needed due to situations of violence. With the help of a Victims’ Advocate, each client develops a “safety plan” to help reduce the risk of future violence. Group meetings are conducted weekly on-site by staff and volunteers to provide educational and emotional support.
Winter Evening Shelter: Clients have a safe place to rest during the coldest months of the year. Winter shelter includes a hot dinner and breakfast as well as access to showers, mail, laundry facility, bed, and clothing. Hours of operation 6p.m. to 8a.m.
Summer Day Shelter: Clients can have a safe place to rest seven days a week during the hottest months of the year. Summer day shelter includes two meals a day, showers, mail, laundry facility, bed, and clothing. Hours of operation 11a.m. to 7p.m.
Mental Health Service Coordination is provided by an experienced mental health staff member addressing mental health issues presented by our clients, making referrals to other community agencies as needed and serving as liaison to community based mental health programs. Residents who enter the shelter and are already under the care of a mental health professional are provided the necessary support and transportation to continue those services while living at the shelter.
Housing Assistance and advocacy begins during the initial intake process because of the importance of connecting families with affordable housing. A full-time Housing Specialist assists residents with completing applications for public/subsidized housing and helps eligible residents find quality affordable housing. Residents are also offered Housing I and Housing II classes, which are taught by the Housing Specialist through our Life Skills Program. These classes provide information and guidance that will help them secure and retain affordable and safe housing.
Noah’s Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allow women to escape abusive situations without leaving behind their pet. In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by the violent partner. It is not uncommon for an abuser to continue to control the relationship using the family pet. Noah’s is the first full service facility of its kind located on the grounds of the women’s shelter in the western region of the United States.