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Caridad Inc.

Our Mission:

Caridad strives to

humanize the homeless

by telling their stories and dispelling

the myths about the homeless

and homelessness.



Caridad strives to provide outreach and intensive case management  to those on the streets until they become housed. The agency is able to do this at the lowest cost possible by partnering with existing agencies.

Caridad, simply meaning "charity" in Spanish and Portugese, is born out of a passion by Caridad founder Merideth Spriggs, to help homeless become housed using a customer service based approach.

Caridad was originally created in 2010 to collect sock and underwear donations for local homeless charities. Shortly after its creating a niche was found of customer service based outreach.


Homelessness is problem and it is growing. All faiths and people need to come together to help solve this problem of homelessness.Homeless affects the entire community. The cost ignoring homelessness is far greater than dealing with it proactively.

Caridad partners with local homeless agencies, Police, and experts on homeless issues to educate the public. Caridad challenges you to take action. Today is the day we need you to help us do something to end homelessness.


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Founder


Merideth Spriggs



Merideth Spriggs received her Masters of Divinity in 2004 from Nazarene Theological Seminary. In October 2008 she lost her job and became homeless. After struggling with homelessness, she overcame and was hired at the San Diego Rescue Mission to work in the Recuperative Care Unit.

Merideth created a foundation, Caridad Inc. in 2010 to help educate the public on the fact versus fiction about homelessness as well as highlight and create partnerships between legitimate agencies and volunteers. She has participated in the 100,000 Homes Campaign. In 2013 she and her husband moved to Las Vegas. In 2014 she joined the Downtown Rangers, a Downtown Project Company providing customer service based outreach to the homeless.

Spriggs is currently the Clark County co-lead for the federal 25 Cities Initiative working with federal VA, HUD, and USICH. A champion of the housing first model Merideth has housed hundreds and helped thousands of homeless.

Partners

Southern Nevada

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army operates 16 facilities and over 20 programs and services throughout Southern Nevada.  The Salvation Army gives a hand up, not a hand out and we serve those in need without discrimination or judgment. Doing the Most Good in Southern Nevada.                                                 

CARE Coalition

Our goal is to increase public awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol abuse by educating and supporting youth, adults, the community at large and drug prevention agencies in Clark County; thus identifying and promoting healthy behaviors and reducing substance abuse in our community.

Women, Children & Their Pets

The Shade Tree

Since 1989, The Shade Tree has provided victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, as well as homeless youth and families, with a wide range of comprehensive support. Our programs also collaborate with other community agencies to offer additional assistance.
Las Vegas

Women′s Development Center

WDC is committed to developing and providing affordable housing, economic and educational opportunities and support services to families and individuals to attain long-term self-sufficiency and end the cycle of poverty.

Southern Nevada′s

Nevada Homeless Alliance

The Nevada Homeless Alliance is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing and ending homelessness in Southern Nevada. Their purpose is to educate the community and maximize resources through coordination, collaboration and communication between the public and private sectors.
Las Vegas

Westcare

WestCare, a family of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, provides a wide spectrum of health and human services in both residential and outpatient environments. Our services include substance abuse and addiction treatment, homeless and runaway shelters, domestic violence treatment and prevention, and mental health programs. These services are available to adults, children, adolescents, and families; we specialize in helping people traditionally considered difficult to treat, such as those who are indigent, have multiple disorders, or are involved with the criminal justice system.

Catholic Charities

of Southern Nevada
Catholic Charities is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services since 1941. Catholic Charities includes 20 diverse programs designed to help people, from infants to seniors, regardless of race, religion, or creed.

HELP

Of Southern Nevada

HELP of Southern Nevada responds to the changing needs of our growing community. We strategically expand our programs and refine our service delivery systems to better serve the poor, the homeless and those in crisis who come to us as a place of last resort. We pride ourselves on being 100% local and 100% accountable and engaging other organizations through collaboration to achieve maximum impact with the services we provide and the clients we serve.

Las Vegas

US Vets

U.S.VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation′s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.
   

VA

Of Southern Nevada

VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans.

Contact

Email Us: caridadLasVegas@gmail.com
Call Us: 1.702.350.1880
2540 S. Maryland Parkway #197
Las Vegas NV 89109