Veterans Village #4 Grand Opening

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By: Megan Way | Photos by Su Phelps
Veterans Village, the local non-profit organization dedicated to ending veteran homelessness has completed another one of their facilities in the valley. On September 5th, 2019, Veteran village held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new facility, Veterans Village #4 (Veterans Village #4 (2028 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101). What used to be a former Travelodge will provide more than 50 homes to homeless veterans in the valley thanks to the combined efforts of the City of Las Vegas, Veterans Village and SHARE Family Housing Corp..
“Veterans Village #4 is a piece of our private sector-imagined master plan in ending homelessness,” said Veterans Village Founder Arnold Stalk. “We cannot solve a homeless problem in Southern Nevada and across the United States without developing homes with intensive supportive services. No one is ever left behind.” This opening is far from the end of Founder Arnold Stalk’s plan though, he says there are plans to go to Henderson and Clark County.
“It’s so much more than a roof over people’s heads” says Congresswoman Dina Titus (Nev.-01). “It’s counseling, its assistance to finding a job so I can’t thank [Arnold] enough for what you’ve done for this community.”
“Each one of us can and does make a difference,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “[Arnold] certainly exemplifies with his family how one person with passion and love and a sense of responsibility and obligation can make a difference to an entire population of people.”
From Las Vegas Councilwoman Victoria Seaman (Ward 2), “We can never thank you enough for those who have sacrificed everything for us. I come from a family of veterans so this is more than appreciative,”
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones says, “[Arnold] said he wanted to see more collaboration and cooperation between the cities and the counties; I can tell you that [Arnold] is a point between the city council and the city commission and the number one issue we’re going to be addressing is homelessness”
North Las Vegas Council Cherchio (Ward 4), “This my way, my small way of saying thank you to all of our veterans and families for all that you provide us.” As he presents a certificate of appreciation from the City of North Las Vegas to Dr. Arnold Stalk, “We truly are looking forward to having Veterans Village in North Las Vegas because you’re a friend.”
Founder Arnold Stalk received an abundance of certificates including those from Las Vegas Mayor North and from the Governor Sisolak presented by NDVS Deputy Director Fred Wagner.
The residents will also receive free services and goods including high quality food items from Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Dunkin’ and others; medical and mental health services; job placement assistance; shoes and clothing; 12-step meetings and a host of other services. In addition to the grand opening of the apartments, Veterans Village’s crisis intervention center will be open to the public.