About Veterans Village

Veterans Village Park

In Advance Of Memorial Day, Veterans Village #2 Unveils ‘Memorial Wall’ As Part Of New 10,000 Square Foot ‘Veterans Village Park’

Founder Calls Park ‘Game Changer For Improving The Mental Health Of Vets’

Park Also Includes Courtyard, Gathering Plaza & Rec Area For Families And Pets

Vibrant Outdoor Space Is Latest Upgrade On Property Following The New Crisis Intervention Center That Has Already Helped Hundreds Of Vets In Desperate Need

 Veterans Village builds on its first-and-only national model with a park expansion project, which puts the focus on a new way to help improve the mental health and quality of life for America’s heroes housed at the facility in Downtown Las Vegas.

 New Veterans Village Park includes three distinct zones:

 Memorial Wall with serene reflection area surrounded by willow trees, with an entrance flanked by two new 30 foot flag poles. The Memorial Wall is a unique quarter circle structure that gently slopes upward from 24 to 30 inches, and is conceived to be the focal point of a gathering spot meant to inspire socialization in addition to reflection.

 1,600 Square Foot Shaded Dog Park that will accommodate the 66 dogs that currently live on premise, and are an integral part of the on-site Veteran community

 Expansive Gathering Plaza and rec area with BBQ stations and seating for dozens of Vets

 The park was built as part of a partnership with Wynn Las Vegas and PENTA Building Group, who came together last year to design and construct the $1 million Crisis Intervention Center

WHEN: Monday, May 21 11 a.m. Park Opening Ceremony Begins 12 p.m. Ribbon Cutting

WHERE: Veterans Village #2 50 N. 21st St., Downtown Las Vegas, 89101

WHO: • Arnold Stalk, Veterans Village Founder; recognized by the White House for creating a vital non-profit organization that never turns away a Veteran in need • Darrell Richards, Wynn Las Vegas VP of Construction who oversaw construction

The primary mission of Veterans Village is to help homeless U.S. Veterans regain an independent life. To accomplish this, holistic and comprehensive support services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including placement in affordable transitional or permanent housing, mental health counseling, medical care, meal assistance, career planning, 12-step meetings, and so much more.

Media Contact: Eric Kreller, Wynn Las Vegas eric.kreller@wynnlasvegas.com, 702-770-3740 or 646-285-4034

Project Launch

On Monday morning April 2nd, 2018 at 5:00 am the designs were conceived by our “Design & Development Dream Team” at Grouchy’s coffee shop.

Pictured here from left to right is Brent Moser, Architects, Tony Cornell , PENTA Building Group and Darrell Richards Vice President Construction, Wynn Design & Development.

Yesterday, Steve Morenberg with PolyFab USA, donated the required shade fabric for the project. PolyFab madethe fabric for the large sails outside the Wynn Encore Beach Club and on some shading devices at the Wynn Golf course maintenance yard.

Next to step up was Hongyu Wang with HW Engineering. He is donating his engineering time for this project and is underway. Mr. Wang has been the engineer for over a decade and has engineered almost all of the projects that were manufactured for Wynn / Encore.

The Park @ Veterans Village #2 is well underway towards opening on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 and will contain an urban farm, a dog park and a Veterans Plaza.

Special thanks to the amazing team at Wynn Las Vegas, PENTA Building Group and all the other skilled volunteers that will make this park a special place for our heroes.

With our all volunteer design “Dream Team” Veterans Village Las Vegas at our weekly meetings @5:00 am. Thank you Wynn Resorts!!!!

 

Posted by Arnold Stalk on Friday, April 6, 2018

 

 

Veterans Village Goes To Washington D.C.

12552597_10208713727588907_1783302186913654956_nHere’s a brief recap from VV in DC from Veterans Village Founder, Dr. Arnold Stalk….
“A 72 hour whirlwind of representing our US Veterans and our City of Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada —
I would like to take a brief moment and thank Ms. Cynthia Dias, UNITED STATES NAVY Veteran and resident at Veterans Village Las Vegas for the courage, determination and her willingness to be an advocate with me for US Veterans and Veterans Village Las Vegas during our trip to meet in Washington, D.C. meetings/briefings with:
U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s office-
US Congresswoman Dina Titus-
HUD Secretary Julian Castro and HUD key staff-
White House staff briefings at The White House~
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden-
State of the Union address by President barack obama at Congress-
ADVOCATE/EDUCATE/BUILD IT
Veterans Village Las Vegas is charged up and ready to launch and expand to the next level.
Thank you Ms. Dias—-You are an amazing American~~~~
cindy white house blog

 

State of The Union Whitehous Blog: http://go.wh.gov/SOTU-Guests
Once-Homeless Vet to Be Among Michelle Obama's Speech Guests | N
Once-Homeless Vet to Be Among Michelle Obama's Speech Guests | N

Tour The Veterans Village Instant Built House

Housing for our heroes with respect and dignity~~

A housing unit made from a standardized,Recycled ISO shipping container.  The recycled housing units can be rapidly transported anywhere in the country via railroad “piggy-back” trains, semi, or jumbo air cargo transports for immediate occupancy for affordable housing that provides stability and support for our homeless, displaced and disadvantaged United States Veterans to successfully transition back into civilian life.   Building materials for the prototype were funded by a grant received from the Home Depot Foundation who continues to support Veterans Village, Our United States Veterans an others in need across the country.

This fast construction, economically sound environmentally friendly options aims to create a comprehensive housing solution to meet the need for affordable housing that provides stability and support for our veterans to successfully transition back into civilian life. (Download Information Here)

One Bedroom Unit

Studio Unit

IBH VILLAGE AERIAL poster


Board of Directors / Advisory Board

SHARE non-profit organization

Arnold Stalk PhD, President
Shannon Kelly, Vice President

Veterans Village Advisory Board

Judy Lynn Schuler, Schuler & Associates Consulting,(Chair)

Debra March, Councilwoman, City of Henderson

Andrew Hagopian, CEO, Hagopian Retail Group

Dawn Gibbons, SVP Communications, KSNV News 3

Rick & Kelly Dale, Owners, Rick’s Restorations

Lillian McMorris, Owner, Your Resource

Tim Opsomer, VMSP, MGM Resorts International

Randy Aguilar, Dir Leasing Corp Retail, Caesars International

John Padgett, PA-C, PhD, MAJ, US Special Forces (Ret)

Brian Sady, MMSc, PA-C, Master of PA Studies,Touro University

Taylor Hough, Associate Clinical Dir, Touro University

Tom Thomsen, Owner, Buon Gusto Ristorante

Ron Boniella, USAF, Ret.

 

Veterans Village Las VegasVeterans Village is a Community Project managed and operated by SHARE.

SHARE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1994 by business executives dedicated to providing affordable housing for individuals in need. During its nearly 20 year history, the organization has served hundreds of families, seniors, veterans and those with physical challenges or terminal illnesses. Today, SHARE is actively involved with raising funds for various social causes including housing assistance as well as neighborhood support service programs. Its mission is simple – to build a better world. One life at a time.

For additional information on the many projects that SHARE is involved in please contact Arnold Stalk.

Address:
1150 South Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89104

Phone: 702.624.5792 / Fax: 702.243.2377

Email:
arnoldstalk@gmail.com

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Photo Credit:Matthew Wong | Downtown ZEN Nov/Dec 2014

Donate to Veterans Village Today!

Veteran’s Village is supported by your donations and our community partners. Veterans Village is an environment that is home to United States Veterans and their families. This is a unique and innovative approach to holistic and comprehensive housing with support services. Public and private collaborative partnerships have been created to provide services to residents including education and degree programs, nutritional programs, exercise training, medical services, mental health counseling, specialized activities and special events. With your generous support, our veterans have a safe place to live and transition back into the civilian society.

 




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Why Veterans

Statistics

“Why are Veterans homeless? Shortage of affordable housing, livable income, access to health care, lingering effects of PTSD, substance abuse, and a lack of family and social support networks are all factors influencing homelessness” -National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought renewed attention to the needs of veterans, including the needs of homeless veterans. Homeless veterans initially came to the country’s attention in the 1970s and 1980s, when homelessness generally was becoming a more prevalent and noticeable phenomenon.  At the same time that the number of homeless persons began to grow, it became clear through various analyses of homeless individuals that homeless veterans were overrepresented in the homeless population.” -Federation of American Scientists Congressional Reseach

Although Government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs has established programs to assist in the relief for homeless Veterans local collaborative projects are still needed to reduce the number of Veterans needing housing assistance.  Veterans Village Las Vegas has coordinated an effective community collaborative to guide Veterans and their families through times of crisis.

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