The Shannon West Homeless Youth Center is a new 37,000 sq. ft. 86-bed homeless shelter for youth ages 16-24. The building contains six single-room occupancy (SRO) units and forty dormitory-style rooms with two beds each, for a total of eighty dormitory beds. The Project is now owned and operated by HELP of Southern Nevada, a private 501(c)(3) comprehensive social service provider that has been operating in Nevada since 1970. HELP has grown from an organization serving 300 people annually to serving over 100,000 and it is now the premier community resource in Southern Nevada. At the time the project was financed, they operated a 60-bed homeless youth shelter out of an under-sized and inefficient facility in downtown Las Vegas. With this Shannon West project, HELP was able to relocate from their previous site and expand their program, allowing them to serve an additional 480 youth annually.