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Veterans Village Park

In Advance Of Memorial Day, Veterans Village #2 Unveils ‘Memorial Wall’ As Part Of New 10,000 Square Foot ‘Veterans Village Park’

Founder Calls Park ‘Game Changer For Improving The Mental Health Of Vets’

Park Also Includes Courtyard, Gathering Plaza & Rec Area For Families And Pets

Vibrant Outdoor Space Is Latest Upgrade On Property Following The New Crisis Intervention Center That Has Already Helped Hundreds Of Vets In Desperate Need

 Veterans Village builds on its first-and-only national model with a park expansion project, which puts the focus on a new way to help improve the mental health and quality of life for America’s heroes housed at the facility in Downtown Las Vegas.

 New Veterans Village Park includes three distinct zones:

 Memorial Wall with serene reflection area surrounded by willow trees, with an entrance flanked by two new 30 foot flag poles. The Memorial Wall is a unique quarter circle structure that gently slopes upward from 24 to 30 inches, and is conceived to be the focal point of a gathering spot meant to inspire socialization in addition to reflection.

 1,600 Square Foot Shaded Dog Park that will accommodate the 66 dogs that currently live on premise, and are an integral part of the on-site Veteran community

 Expansive Gathering Plaza and rec area with BBQ stations and seating for dozens of Vets

 The park was built as part of a partnership with Wynn Las Vegas and PENTA Building Group, who came together last year to design and construct the $1 million Crisis Intervention Center

WHEN: Monday, May 21 11 a.m. Park Opening Ceremony Begins 12 p.m. Ribbon Cutting

WHERE: Veterans Village #2 50 N. 21st St., Downtown Las Vegas, 89101

WHO: • Arnold Stalk, Veterans Village Founder; recognized by the White House for creating a vital non-profit organization that never turns away a Veteran in need • Darrell Richards, Wynn Las Vegas VP of Construction who oversaw construction

The primary mission of Veterans Village is to help homeless U.S. Veterans regain an independent life. To accomplish this, holistic and comprehensive support services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including placement in affordable transitional or permanent housing, mental health counseling, medical care, meal assistance, career planning, 12-step meetings, and so much more.

Media Contact: Eric Kreller, Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3740 or 646-285-4034

Project Launch

On Monday morning April 2nd, 2018 at 5:00 am the designs were conceived by our “Design & Development Dream Team” at Grouchy’s coffee shop.

Pictured here from left to right is Brent Moser, Architects, Tony Cornell , PENTA Building Group and Darrell Richards Vice President Construction, Wynn Design & Development.

Yesterday, Steve Morenberg with PolyFab USA, donated the required shade fabric for the project. PolyFab madethe fabric for the large sails outside the Wynn Encore Beach Club and on some shading devices at the Wynn Golf course maintenance yard.

Next to step up was Hongyu Wang with HW Engineering. He is donating his engineering time for this project and is underway. Mr. Wang has been the engineer for over a decade and has engineered almost all of the projects that were manufactured for Wynn / Encore.

The Park @ Veterans Village #2 is well underway towards opening on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 and will contain an urban farm, a dog park and a Veterans Plaza.

Special thanks to the amazing team at Wynn Las Vegas, PENTA Building Group and all the other skilled volunteers that will make this park a special place for our heroes.

With our all volunteer design “Dream Team” Veterans Village Las Vegas at our weekly meetings @5:00 am. Thank you Wynn Resorts!!!!


Posted by Arnold Stalk on Friday, April 6, 2018



John Fogerty

An unforgettable night.

Special thanks to Mr. John Fogerty, his wife, Julie and his brother, Bob for an amazing evening and concert at The Wynn Las Vegas.

In the middle of his concert, Mr. Fogerty stopped to recognize the plight of our US Veteran Homelessness in the USA and discussed his site visit earlier this week to Veterans Village. He also donated a beautiful guitar , donated funds and we could not be more grateful.

Veterans Village Goes To Washington D.C.

12552597_10208713727588907_1783302186913654956_nHere’s a brief recap from VV in DC from Veterans Village Founder, Dr. Arnold Stalk….
“A 72 hour whirlwind of representing our US Veterans and our City of Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada —
I would like to take a brief moment and thank Ms. Cynthia Dias, UNITED STATES NAVY Veteran and resident at Veterans Village Las Vegas for the courage, determination and her willingness to be an advocate with me for US Veterans and Veterans Village Las Vegas during our trip to meet in Washington, D.C. meetings/briefings with:
U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s office-
US Congresswoman Dina Titus-
HUD Secretary Julian Castro and HUD key staff-
White House staff briefings at The White House~
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden-
State of the Union address by President barack obama at Congress-
Veterans Village Las Vegas is charged up and ready to launch and expand to the next level.
Thank you Ms. Dias—-You are an amazing American~~~~
cindy white house blog


State of The Union Whitehous Blog:
Once-Homeless Vet to Be Among Michelle Obama's Speech Guests | N
Once-Homeless Vet to Be Among Michelle Obama's Speech Guests | N

Third Annual Veterans Day Celebration & Candlelight Vigil

Public invited to attend on Veterans Day to celebrate the service and dedication of all United States Military and to pay homage to all fallen heroes.


Veterans Day candlelight vigil honoring all US military personnel.

Highlights for this years ceremony include the official public introduction the new Veterans Care Program.

A comprehensive collaborative partnership to provide much needed medical and mental health care

services for our United States Veterans

The unveiling of phase II of the Veterans Village Instant Built House; a two bedroom affordable housing

prototype made from a 100% recycled Ocean containers and off the shelf components to create affordable, well

designed and efficient housing.

Tentative Guest speakers to include US Senator Harry Reid, US Congresswoman Dina Titus, Former State of Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores and special guest speaker Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.  Many other pending confirmations from other elected officials and friends that have been invited to speak.

FREE musical performance by Jet Velocity All Star Band for all guests and our United States Veteran Residents

Veteran residents will be treated to a buffet style dinner courtesy of Rio Hotel & Casino

WHEN:           November 11, 2014, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:        Veterans Village, Downtown Las Vegas, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104


5:00 pm Music, Meet & Mingle.

6:00 pm Welcome/ Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem/ Mayor Carolyn Goodman

6:20 pm Dr. Arnold Stalk, PhD Founder Veterans Village/SHARE

6:30 pm Keynote speakers and Invited Guests

7:30 pm Unveiling/Ribbon Cutting of Instant Built House Prototype


  • Public Officials and invited guests
  • United States Veteran residents at Veterans Village.
  • Arnold Stalk PhD, Founder, Veterans Village.

veterans day 2015 flyer


Stations Casinos Month of Honor


Funds were raised through proceeds and gaming winnings of patriotic-themed offerings for Southern Nevada’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and housing facility for homeless veterans

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During the month of May 2015 Station Casinos launched a month-long fundraising effort to raise awareness and funds for homeless veterans and their families who reside at Veterans Village located in Downtown Las Vegas. At a special dedication ceremony held at Veterans Village on June 30th proceeds raised throughout May during the Month of Honor campaign were presented to Veterans Village. A total of $58,176 dollars was raised to benefit Southern Nevada’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and housing facility that cares for our local homeless veterans and their families.  In attendance at the ceremony were Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Ms. Lori Nelson, APR, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Station Casinos.  Speakers at the ceremony included Mayor Goodman, Representative from the office of Senator Joe Heck, Senator Pat Spearman, Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, Clark County School Board Trustee Kevin Child, and Michael McDonald, former Mayor Pro-Tem and Veterans Village Advisory Board Member.

In recognition of Station Casinos incredible support for our Veteran Heroes, Veterans Village has named their  Crisis Intervention Center in honor of Station Casinos in honor of their commitment to our United States Veterans and the Las Vegas community.

The Veterans Village Crisis Intervention Center CIC is the only a 24/7/365 emergency triage center in Sothern Nevada. Services include client based triage, medical and mental health services, job referral and training, Three Square Regional Food Bank nutrition, clothing, job referrals and placements, bus and transportation services and a host of other services targeted at preventing the rapid slide to homelessness and acute poverty.

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“We are honored to be a part of the Station Casinos’ Month of Honor which will assist Veterans Village to continue to provide housing and supportive services for our United States Veterans with honor and dignity,” said Veterans Village founder Dr. Arnold Stalk.

Station Casinos has always been a significant supporter of the military, most recently introducing its Military Monday and Operation Thank You initiatives to thank the military community with a variety of discount programs. Month of Honor continues and grows the Company’s commitment to showing its appreciation to the military community. To learn more about Month of Honor, visit

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Month of Honor features included:
Patriotic Gift Cards: Patriotic-themed gift cards are available for purchase with 5% of the gift card value being donated.
Patriotic Pastries: A variety of exclusively created patriotic-themed desserts such as Bundt cakes, sugar cookies, red velvet cupcakes, candy-covered strawberries and brownies will be available at all cafes including Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Station.
Round up for honor: Guests will be invited to round up their dining check in the majority of restaurants inside all 19 properties, excluding food court venues.
Take a vet to dinner: Guests may donate some of their Boarding Pass rewards points at any Rewards Center in exchange for a buffet voucher to be enjoyed by a resident of Veterans Village.
Red, White and Blue slots: A variety of patriotic-themed slot banks will be featured throughout the casino floors at 18 of Station Casinos’ properties. Discounted artwork provided by Sunkist Graphics.

Bingo Patriotic Packs: Special bingo pink packs will be offered at every Monday bingo session for $4. Patriotic packs will be available in both paper and electronic. The $1 cash ball validation fee is not included in the purchase price of the patriotic packs. Properties participating in the bingo patriotic packs include Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. Bingo patriotic packs were generously donated by gaming partner Fortunet.

“21” for the Red, White and Blue: Properties that offer blackjack tables will have a designated “patriotic” table Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Table felts were generously donated by gaming partner GPI.

Poker Goes Patriotic: Poker tables at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Boulder Station, Santa Fe Station and Palace Station will have a designated “patriotic” table Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.

Additionally, Boulder Station and Santa Fe Station will host a poker tournament with a $75 buy-in on Saturday, May 16 (Armed Forces Day) and Red Rock Resort will host a bounty poker tournament with a $100 buy-in on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) with $25 from each entry being donated.

Table felts were generously donated by gaming partner GPI.

Visit Vegas: Active or retired members of the military are invited to enjoy special hotel packages that include breakfast and free slot play at any Station Casinos property now through August 31. $5 from every room reservation will be donated. Must book special package online at and show military ID upon check in.

Employee-Driven Canned food and toiletry drive: Station Casinos’ 12,000 employees will be invited to donate needed canned food and toiletries for the residents of Veterans Village.
Massages for the Military: 5% of every 50-minute Hot Stone Massage at Red Rock Resort or Green Valley Ranch Resort will be donated.
Budweiser Match: Anheuser Busch will donate $1 per bottle of Budweiser sold at all casino bars.
Crown Royal Care Packages for Vets: Donate needed non-perishable food items and toiletries for Veterans Village at Crown Royal donation bins located at the Reward Center. Crown Royal will also donate $1 to military organizations for every purple Crown Royal bag donated.

About Station Casinos:

Station Casinos owns 19 properties throughout Southern Nevada, including Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Wild Wild West and several smaller properties under the Wildfire Gaming division. For more information, visit

Touro University Nevada Mobile Healthcare Clinic

At a time when healthcare is at the forefront of treatment of our Veterans and our homeless women, men and children in Southern Nevada, we are honored to be at the cutting edge of healthcare with these amazing partners.  VETERANS VILLAGE is thrilled about our partnership with Touro University Nevada ,The Shade Tree Shelter, Veterans Village and The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Program.

California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser


“Pizza With A Purpose” Dine and Donate with the California Pizza Kitchen at Fashion Show Mall to benefit Veterans Village!

Invite a friend!! Share this invitation! Don’t forget to Hashtag your share! #DiningForVets #TakeAVetToLunch

Bring in this flyer, present it to your server, and they’ll donate 20% of your check to Veterans Village.
Purchases include dine in,take out, catering
and all beverages.

Valid at the following location:
California Pizza Kitchen Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Park in the GREEN section of the parking garage.
Escalators will take you directly up to California Pizza Kitchen


Tour The Veterans Village Instant Built House

Housing for our heroes with respect and dignity~~

A housing unit made from a standardized,Recycled ISO shipping container.  The recycled housing units can be rapidly transported anywhere in the country via railroad “piggy-back” trains, semi, or jumbo air cargo transports for immediate occupancy for affordable housing that provides stability and support for our homeless, displaced and disadvantaged United States Veterans to successfully transition back into civilian life.   Building materials for the prototype were funded by a grant received from the Home Depot Foundation who continues to support Veterans Village, Our United States Veterans an others in need across the country.

This fast construction, economically sound environmentally friendly options aims to create a comprehensive housing solution to meet the need for affordable housing that provides stability and support for our veterans to successfully transition back into civilian life. (Download Information Here)

One Bedroom Unit

Studio Unit


Emergency Housing Fund

Emergency Housing Fund

Veterans Village is always grateful for your support and we need you now more than ever!  It is only through the participation and generosity of people in our community like you that we are able to continue to serve the needs of Veterans in crisis here in Las Vegas. Veterans Village is  the ONLY 24/7  crisis intervention facility for veterans and their families in Las Vegas. Any contribution—financial, temporal, physical, or otherwise—goes directly to benefit veterans in need.   It’s our turn to serve those that have served.

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The 55th Annual IFA Convention kicked off their 2015 convention in Las Vegas by spending a day at Veterans Village. The convention industry is the number one industry in Las Vegas. It’s our pleasure to be able to share our community with our visitors. #TourismMatters

Roark Capital Group has partnered with the IFA Educational Foundation to launch a year-long, nationwide celebration of community leadership and the countless ways that franchise businesses support their local communities.

Crisis Intervention In Action

And this is how we get it done at Veterans Village!
Veterans Village 24-7 Crisis Intervention team rescue 2015
A four month chronology-PLEASE READ This is one reason why the VA needs massive reforms-

Another Marine is rescued-Nobody is left behind @VV~~~

“Bill” has $12,000+ that is locked in an account by The VA and Federal Government because he does not have a Nevada identification———

Month #1
Bill is a United States Marine Veteran who was living on the streets homeless in Downtown Las Vegas for a long time-
Lost his wallet and his VA ID card along with his form #DD214.
Veterans Village (VV) Crisis team brings Bill to Veterans Village-
Triage on Bill is done in less than 30 minutes.
Bill becomes a VV resident and the paperwork to get his ID begins.
DMV denies Bill an ID-
VA fails at helping Bill-
VV pays rent and expenses, clothing, medical attention and nutrition for Bill.

Month #2
VA fails at helping Bill-
Bill gets free medical attention from VV/Touro University @ VV-
VV staff works on a daily basis to get Bill’s paperwork.
VV funds Bill’s rent, expenses and meds so he can survive his illnesses-
DMV denies Bill an ID-
VA fails to provide Bill with his medication-almost dies
VA fails at helping Bill-

Month #3
VA fails at helping Bill-
Bill gets free medical attention from VV/Touro University @ VV-
VV staff works on a daily basis to get Bill’s paperwork.
VV funds Bill’s rent, expenses and meds so he can survive his illnesses-\
DMV denies Bill and ID-
VA fails to provide Bill with his medication-
VA fails at helping Bill-

Month #4
VA fails at helping Bill-
Bill gets free medical attention from VV/Touro University @ VV-
VV staff works on a daily basis to get Bill’s paperwork.
VV funds Bill’s rent, expenses and meds so he can survive his illnesses-
DMV denies Bill an ID-
VA fails to provide Bill with his medication-
VA fails at helping Bill-

End of Month #4 120+ days after rescue from the streets–
VV staff led by Wendy Grant, VV Crisis Intervention Coordinator, works tirelessly to shake the system and get Bill an ID-

After 160 days, Bill gets his ID and funds released-
Bill pays his back rent.
VV makes sure Bill is a permanent resident-
VA remains the same business as usual-

A Marine Veteran is rescued from homelessness–Pride restored–

crisis victory