The Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM), a nonprofit that provides aid to the homeless and hurting members of the southern Nevada community, recently announced the hiring of Alyson Martinez to the position of Director of Programming.
In her new position, Martinez will focus on policy and procedure development, oversee staff onboarding and continued education/training, as well as the shelter programs at LVRM such as Shelter of Hope.
Martinez’s passion for human services stems from her extensive background in the field. Before making her transition to LVRM, she served as the director of Technical Assistance and Compliance for WestCare Nevada after serving as the director of the organization’s Community Involvement Center where she experienced firsthand the impact addiction can have on a family. She also served as the assistant director of the Women’s and Children’s Campus during her time at WestCare Nevada.
Her background also includes time as an intern with S.A.F.E. House, UNLV’s Women’s Center and Danville Services, Inc. She is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and holds a master’s degree in social work. Additionally, Martinez continues to focus on her clinical social work internship.
About Las Vegas Rescue Mission
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has been assisting homeless men, women and children in the community for nearly five decades. Since our beginning in 1970, the Mission has been providing food to the hungry every day, shelter to the homeless, and an addiction recovery and back-to-work program for those who have lost their way. The Mission started with a small storefront building that included the chapel, kitchen and shelter that was able to house a few men. Today, the Mission campus takes up two city blocks in Downtown Las Vegas, helping hundreds of men, women and children daily, and providing approximately 30,000 meals each month. As a nonprofit Christian organization, the Mission receives no government support, except for a small grant specifically for food. It provides services to all people without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, religion or disability.