Cox Communications, Las Vegas has donated and installed a Cox Technology Center at The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible shelter designed to specifically meet the needs of women and women with children in crisis.
“The simple dignity of having a place to safely work on a computer to create a resume, conduct research and connect to resources is tremendously meaningful for the women at The Shade Tree, and Cox is proud to provide the technology resources to make these connections possible,” said Kim Salinas, Director of Enterprise Sales, Cox Business and a board member at The Shade Tree.
The Cox Technology Center at The Shade Tree provides an expanded, dedicated space for women to use computers and donated technology as they job search and begin building new connections.
Cox Communications also donated and installed a Cox Technology Center at The Salvation Army as part of the nonprofit organization’s Vocational Training Program. Several Cox Innovation Labs have also been donated and installed at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada over the past decade.
“Cox has a long history of supporting broadband adoption programs in Southern Nevada and across the country,” said Cox Southwest Region Vice President of Technology David Diers. “These programs connect the most vulnerable members of our society so they can compete and have a greater chance of success in the digital world.”
ABOUT THE SHADE TREE
The Shade Tree is Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, servicing many who are victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking. The Shade Tree Shelter offers 364 permanent beds and provides over 100,000 nights of shelter over 165,000 meals every year. On average, The Shade Tree provides assistance to 15 new families each day and helps over 6,000 women and children annually. The Shade Tree facility offers residential areas with sleeping rooms, libraries, training rooms, children’s playrooms, meals, and laundry services. Additionally, it offers programs and services for women and children including life skills, workforce readiness, health services, and housing assistance. The Shade Tree has been providing these services since 1989. To learn more, follow The Shade Tree on Facebook @ShadeTreeofLasVegas and Twitter & Instagram @ShadeTreeVegas or visit www.theshadetree.org.