Street Teen Outreach Day, May 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 30, 2013
LAS VEGAS – Did you know that 2.2 percent of Southern Nevada’s homeless population consists of teens? A special outreach event called Street Teen Outreach Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, 1417 N. Las Vegas Blvd. The event will offer free toiletry “care packages,” free dental and HIV/STD screenings, and free haircuts for teens between the ages of 13 and 19. In addition, information about free community resources will be available. The event is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Teen Advocates for Pregnancy Prevention Council (TAPP) with a grant from the City of Las Vegas Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP). Other sponsors include the health district’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, Help of Southern Nevada, and Unity Village Family Life Center. For more information, contact the health district’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, (702) 759-0790 or visit www.SNHD.info.
TAPP was formed by the health district’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and is a coalition of teens as well as health educators. The event is organized the event to reach an underserved youth population that is susceptible to unplanned pregnancies, STDs and HIV.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.