BRAZENarchitecture’s quarterly BRAZENconversations community discussion series is focusing on youth homelessness January 8.
Facilitated by citizen architect, Monica Gresser, principal of the downtown-based BRAZENarchitecture, BRAZENconversations is a series of discussions on social topics affecting the southern Nevada community.
“Surviving on the Street: Why Does Las Vegas Have More than 11,000 Homeless Kids?” will take place at 7 p.m. at 1800 S. Industrial Road, Suite 102, in Las Vegas. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so RSVPs are requested.
Gresser said that Arash Ghafoori, executive director for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth will help lead the conversation accompanied by representatives from The Center, Clark County and others.
“We will cover various issues of youth homelessness including what forces kids into homelessness and what types of things organizations, advocates and volunteers are doing to keep kids off the streets and to right them when they find themselves homeless,” she said.
According to Gresser, 40 percent of homeless youth in Las Vegas are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, so LGBT issues will be key to the January 8 conversation.
For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1524530404538165/
The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of homeless youth in Southern Nevada, serving hundreds of youth through our core programs and touching the lives of thousands more through outreach each year. NPHY’s programs stabilize homeless teens’ lives, meeting their immediate needs and providing a safe, supportive environment and a path to self-sufficiency. Programs include: Outreach, Safe Place Mobile Crisis Intervention, Operation Go Home Family Reunification, Drop-In Center, Emergency Shelter and Independent Living Program. To support NPHY’s critical work to get homeless youth off the streets, please visit https://www.nphy.org/donate/
Photo: Arash Ghafoori