Caridad Endless Second Chances

Homelessness is one of the most complex social issues America faces, and organizations continue to work tirelessly to defeat it. Instead of adding another place to provide resources, Merideth Spriggs saw an opportunity to assist in the network that already existed. Her charity, Caridad, is a “concierege” service to the homeless, connecting them to the […]

Interview with KLAS on Illegal Group Home

This news article highlights an on-going problem in Southern Nevada, and daily struggle for Merideth Spriggs to assist homeless clients who suffer from mental Illness.  

Downtown Zen: Merideth Spriggs Interview

Greek writer Nikos Kazantazakis said, “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes in which we see reality.” It’s a beautiful reminder that you can’t always change a situation but you can change your attitude toward it.

‘Undie Sunday’ mixes services for homeless, happy hour fun

The Caridad charity organization mixed services for the homeless with happy hour fun Sunday afternoon. “Undie Sunday” organizers and volunteers met at the Nacho Daddy restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas to try to engage the community with bar food and drink specials, shaken with a socks-and-underwear chaser.


Gentrification can mean a facelift for an area, but it can also seem like a dirty word when there’s a hip new bar where a mom-and-pop used to be. And because change sometimes sweeps aside the most vulnerable among us, Downtown’s transformation has a lot of people thinking about the homeless. Rather than just think […]

Helping Hands for the Homeless

Southern Nevada has the fastest-growing homeless population in the nation—a population that’s increased 28 percent since 2013, according to the Clark County Department of Social Service. What’s more, WalletHub recently named Nevada as the least charitable state in the U.S. But some locals are out there helping to disprove the latter assertion, if not improve […]

Volunteer “Speed Dating”: Calling All Startups

The Downtown Rangers, in partnership with the Mayor’s Faith Initiative and Clark County’s Help Hope Home, are joining forces to host two nights of networking for faith groups, business groups, community members and nonprofit organizations. Dubbed “Speed Dating”, these two nights will allow volunteers in the community to find their non-profit agency match.