St Jude’s Ranch for Children (SJRC) provides a variety of housing options for transitioned age youth 18-24 years old experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless. Youth who are homeless and meet HUD definition of homelessness can be referred to the following housing options:
Transitional Scattered Site (TH)
Transitional Rapid Re-Housing (TH-RRH)
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)
Individuals and Families receive wrap-around support services and intensive case management. The Housing and Support Services program goals are to assist clients in becoming stable, self-sufficient, productive members of the community by providing them safe housing, life skills, education, educational counseling, and access to therapy, job training, transportation, support services, and an individualized plan for independence while working with a Case Manager.
- Homeless male, female or LGBTQ youth or family ages 18-24
- Admission to housing programs requires that an individual or family complete a housing assessment.
- Youth can access the following SJRC locations to complete a housing assessment for Coordinated Entry by making an appointment:
- St. Jude’s Ranch- 5005 Mcleod Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89120
- St. Jude’s Ranch –2685 S. Rainbow Blvd. Ste. 112 Las Vegas, NV 89146
- St. Jude’s Ranch- 2685 S. Rainbow Blvd. Ste. 108 Las Vegas, NV 89146
- To make an appointment, please call: 702-436-1624 ext 227 or 702-998-1992 ext 523
- Based on the housing assessment, clients will be recommended for a housing program that will meet the youth’s individual needs.
What happens when you go to a Youth Coordinated Entry location?
- You will be asked to complete an application.
- The assessment determines the type of housing that is most appropriate for you. Sometimes assessments show that a person might not be qualified for housing. If that happens, the worker will refer you to other CCSS and community resources that you might need.
- If you do qualify for housing, you might not be matched or referred right away. You will be placed on a waiting list called the “Community Queue” and matched to housing services in the community when a space becomes available.
- It is important that you stay in touch with the youth worker while you are waiting to get updates and so the youth worker knows you are still interested. If you don’t stay in touch with the worker, you could lose your place on the waiting list.
HUD Definition of Homelessness: Youth Specific
- Individuals and families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (includes a subset for an individual who resided in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided);
- Individuals and families who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence;
- Unaccompanied youth and families with children and youth who are defined as homeless under other federal statutes who do not otherwise qualify as homeless under this definition; and
- Individuals and families who are fleeing, or are attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that relate to violence against the individual or a family member.
Crossing Joint Transitional Rapid Rehousing (TH-RRH)
Crossing is a Transitional and Rapid Rehousing program serving TAY homeless youth individuals 18-24 in Southern Nevada. The Transitional option is located at 5005 McLeod Drive in Las Vegas and is comprised of a 15 unit apartment complex. The Rapid Rehousing options are scattered site apartments throughout Clark County. Clients in the program received intensive case management and support services to increase their life skills, education, employment, and income. Services are provided for up to 24 months and youth are eligible to receive 6 months of aftercare.
New Crossings Rapid Rehousing (RRH)
New Crossings is a Rapid Rehousing program serving TAY homeless youth individuals and families 18-24 in Southern Nevada. The Rapid Rehousing scattered site apartments throughout Clark County. Clients in the program received intensive case management and support services to increase their life skills, education, employment, and income. Services are provided for up to 12 months and youth are eligible to receive 6 months of aftercare.
A Place Called Home (RRH)
A Place Called Home is a Rapid Rehousing program serving TAY homeless youth families 18-24 in Southern Nevada. The Rapid Rehousing component takes place in scattered site apartments throughout Clark County. Clients in the program received intensive case management and support services to increase their life skills, education, employment, and income. Services are provided for up to 12 months and youth are eligible to receive 6 months of aftercare.
Moving Forward (TH)
Moving Forward is a Transitional housing serving TAY homeless pregnant or parenting mothers ages 18-24 in Southern Nevada. The Transitional Housing program is scattered site roommate style apartments. Clients in the program received intensive case management and support services to increase their life skills, education, employment, and income. Services are provided for up to 24 months and youth are eligible to receive 6 months of aftercare.
Family Support Services
The Family Support program provides support and advocacy to families who are coping with circumstances that increase the likelihood of their children being separated from the family and placed in a child welfare agency. Families that participate in the program receive case management, education, employment, parenting skills, transportation passes, and an array of support services. Families are connected to mainstream resources, basic needs, and other community resources i.e., diapers, clothing, utility assistance, child care, etc. The program length varies depending on the need of the household.
Adult with a minor child in the home up to the age of 18 years old if still enrolled in high school. Families are considered to be at risk when one or more of the following circumstances exist:
- Parent conflict, including those that result in a child running away
- Housing problems
- Financial distress
- Family violence, physical and or emotional abuse, and neglect
- Substance use conditions
- Mental health conditions or serious emotional disturbances
- Delinquency or incarceration background
To refer a family, click in this link FSS Referral Form (PDF) or FSS Referral Form (Word Document) and email the referral form directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Center- Drop-In Center
The purpose of the Care Center is to provide a safe place for youth and families experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness or who have been victims of violence. The focus is to provide a safe space for youth and families to receive resources i.e., food, clothing, diapers, hygiene supplies, household goods, case management, employment assistance, housing assessments, transportation passes, and identifying document assistance. It will be expected that youth and families accessing the drop-in center on a temporary basis possibly a few days or until more permanent housing or sufficient income is obtained. Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 10am -6pm
Program Director – Denise Charles | email@example.com | 702-436-1624 ext 521
Program Supervisor – Ketra Johnson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 702-436-1624 ext 524