The Veterans Administration of Southern Nevada provides housing to homeless veterans through their HUD-VASH program. These veterans arrive without basic living essentials. They need everything from bath towels to dishes. Side by Side Baskets provide these necessities in a useful laundry basket. If you feel inclined, please help us fill a basket or donate a housewarming basket of your own.
Can opener (this is the most requested item!)
Dishes and cups
Pots and pans
Laundry supplies (especially detergent that can be used in a sink)
Toilet paper/paper towels
HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.
Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. As of Sept. 30, 2015, HUD had allocated more than 78,000 vouchers to help house Veterans across the country.