It’s a simple concept at a critical time: sheltering families who have become homeless. Most shelters are divided by gender, but sometimes a family needs to stay together in tough patches brought on by economic hardship. Family Promise works with local churches, synagogues and mosques to make a place for a homeless family to sleep and get meals. Families do not have to be religious, nor will they be preached to—they just have to be serious about getting back on their feet. Family Promise also offers job training, health-care assistance and child-care programs. Last year they served about 75 families, helping them transition back to permanent housing without breaking up the family unit.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products