LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevada Children First (SNCF), a nonprofit that addresses the needs of Nevada’s homeless pregnant and parenting youth and young adults, will be welcoming a new home thanks to Station Casinos and Grand Canyon Development Partners.
The new facility, located at 3755 W. Lake Mead Blvd. in North Las Vegas, will serve as the headquarters for Southern Nevada Children First. Station Casinos donated more than $100,000 toward construction costs and is donating the building to the non-profit organization rent-free. Grand Canyon Development Partners is handling the construction management at no charge.
The approximate 20,000 square-foot facility will help SNCF expand its reach. Relocating to this location allows growth in the number of youths served through intensive case management, education assistance, and access to food, safety, shelter and mental health care. SNCF is expanding its mental and behavioral health services to include Parent Child Interaction Therapy. PCIT is an evidenced-based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that place an emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship, changing parent-child interaction patterns, and helping to improve maladaptive parenting skills.
Grand Canyon Development Partners is overseeing a number of renovations for the new building. Among them are the conversion of restrooms for ADA compliance, roofing repairs, remodeling the space to create new offices, therapy rooms and children-friendly spaces. Construction began in May and is scheduled to be completed in early July. The project is valued at $115,000.
To commemorate the new headquarters, Southern Nevada Children First held a “Tile Breaking Ceremony” on June 9. The presentation included dignitaries breaking a piece of tile to help mark the occasion. Guests were also given tours of the new building to view the ongoing construction progress.
About Southern Nevada Children First:
Southern Nevada Children First was founded in 2007 to address the identified needs of Nevada’s homeless pregnant and parenting youth and young adults. In the past eight years, the organization has helped more than 2,000 youths. Collectively, SNCF leadership brings over 20 years of experience in social services, education, workforce and youth development programming, and grant management. SNCF has dedicated itself to facilitating the development of disadvantaged and underprivileged youth by giving them the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to grow into viable, independent adults.
About Grand Canyon Development Partners:
Grand Canyon Development Partners is a construction and real estate development management company that offers a full spectrum of services to facilitate all processes for our clients’ projects including, but not limited to: real estate development, construction, project and program management services, and LEED Certification studies. The company has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Ariz. The success and experience of Grand Canyon Development Partners spans a wide variety of market segments, including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works, nonprofit, and food/beverage. For more information, please visit www.grandcanyoninc.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.
About Station Casinos:
Founded in 1976, Station Casinos is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company’s properties include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. The Company owns 19 properties including: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Days Inn at Wild Wild West and nine casinos under the Wildfire Gaming division. To learn more, visit www.sclv.com