Clark County children in foster care have been removed from their homes due to abuse or severe neglect. As wards of Clark County, we consider these children to be “our” children. Please help us make a difference in their lives by making a donation, sponsoring an event, or providing in-kind donations.
The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas also funds individual unmet needs for Clark County children in foster care including:
The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas recognizes that children who have suffered all too often withdraw from the world, from life, from themselves. When their harsh reality has been literally beyond belief, Children’s Foundation knows that something must be done to help them step out, to experience life, and to express themselves. Through the Arts and through Music, viciously-abused children are able to come out of their shells and express their emotions – to build their confidence and sense of self-worth, and to move forward in their lifelong process of healing.
Medicaid is supposed to pay for necessary healthcare for children “in the system,” but as with all large bureaucratic programs, some children fall through the system’s cracks. That is where the Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas steps in and helps. When Medicaid doesn’t cover vision care, Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas makes the reality of corrected eyesight possible for children who already have a hard time looking honestly and straightforwardly at life and the world – without the added burden of uncorrected vision, dental and Orthodontics.
Too often, children are abandoned into the foster system by uncaring or unwilling parents, but these abandoned children do not automatically lose touch with members of their extended families. While “mom and dad” might have been parental failures in the first degree, loving grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles may wish to remain in the children’s’ lives – and that can mean travel across town, across the state, or across the nation. Wherever life takes them, The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas is ready to help children in need.