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WHEATLEYDEFORGEFOUNDATION.ORG
a place to start...
or a place to start over.

We believe in taking action with urgency and care to serve those who need us most. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others. It’s time to make real change.

WHO WE ARE

Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we started our work in 2021, we understood that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch WheatleyDeForge-Foundation.org. We strive to make a positive change in all of our pursuits.

Our small attempt to change the world we live in by finding what make a person whole.

Shelter, food, and a purpose, lets end homelessness in Las Vegas one person at a time. 

The perfect candidate for Ray's Roommates is age 19 to 45. Fostercare, Individualized Education Program in High School (IEP) Just a traumatic event that has left you homeless with or without current employment. We are a cheap place to stay temporarily.  

We are roommates because this is not a group home. You can come and go as you please, but space is temporary and yes it costs money. Yes there is limited funding for housing, and an opportunity to get paid to work and learn a new skill. 

Yes there are rules for roommates to get along together. You can't have a sleep over, no smoking, and no pets. 

The restaurant a run as a for profit venture and is open to the public. We will also offer delivery to the neighborhood for a small fee to the surrounding area. To save on the environment we only use electric cars for delivery. We believe everyone deserves another chance and so does our planet. 

Our job training program are for those looking for a new skill. Training for cashiers, store clerks, Baristas positions, or servers in restaurants, cooks, food prep, dishwashers, housekeeping, custodial security, and guest check in.  Highly needed skills for steady employment here in Nevada. A model for any large city. 

 

Participants in our program get 24 housing for $24.00 a day  breakfast lunch and dinner for 16.00 a day. $3/$5/$8. 

Cost Break down

Daily $40 X 7 Weekly $280 X 30 $1200

Applying Participants in the program may volunteer 8 hours and receive a rent and food credit of $120.00 ( Three days food and room)  

Actual Rates 

Weekly $160. Monthly $692. Room and Board

Participants are required to participate in paid job training. Average earnings for three days a week 7.5 hours a day @ 15 $ per hour $337.50 a week 

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Change for the Better

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Transforming Lives

NEWS

Relevant, Important Updates

It gives us tremendous pride to be recognized for all of the hard work we do here at WheatleyDeForgeFoundation.org. Explore some of our latest features below. Do they inspire you to get involved? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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LOCAL NON-PROFIT MAKES A SPLASH WITH SUMMER FUNDRAISER

LOOKING TO RAISE MILLION DOLLARS Down Payment and remodel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This is church located on the SW area with 3.75 acres.

PROPERTY FACTS

Price $3,200,000 Lot Size3.50 AC

Price Per SF $376 Building Size 8,500 SF

Sale Type Owner User No. Stories1

Property Type Specialty Year Built/ Renovated1980/1999

Property Subtype Religious Facility

property’s flexible layout makes it an ideal location for multiple services including professional or medical office

FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF WHEATLEYDEFORGEFOUNDATION.ORG

February 1, 2023

We found the perfect building. 

INTERVIEW WITH WHEATLEYDEFORGEFOUNDATION.ORG DIRECTOR

coming soon

We are creating a crew of challenged individuals giving them the much need support and start them on a road to a better life.

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It's a Voluntary Program
 

The first night is free. 

 

Ray's Roommate's is a voluntary program to provide shelter and food to those in our community to help get them back on track.

It is not limited to people with disabilities, it is for people facing a crisis, mental health issues, and situational events that places them at risk. 

Unlike Opportunity Village a Las Vegas Non-profit. WDFF providing help to any non-violent individual that needs it. 

As a PTA dad volunteer hours added up to thousands of dollars of free labor for the nonprofit organization. Non-profits depend on volunteers and our program depends on people in need volunteering their time for shelter and food credits. Based on the idea that if you can do the work as a volunteer you can transition into a paid position /employment.

Housekeeping Services like cleaning rooms, changing the sheets, cleaning restrooms, showers, community areas are all jobs in the hotel casino industry. Shelter and food for individuals in the program are not free but at a reduced cost. The more you volunteer the more credits you earn toward housing and food. The goal is to get individuals into a paid position and transfer them into affordable permanent housing. 

We then can transition people into the Otherside Restaurant and Bar, or front desk to help checking individuals in al out of the program. These are paid positions that put cash toward their bill and in their pockets. Job training for transitioning into the Las Vegas economy.

All supported by NV medicaid mental health case management, and counseling. Our partnership with Independent Counselors of Las Vegas and other community mental health partners. This all depends on what makes people homeless, and unemployed. Is the cost vs income, and or  a mental health condition, or medical condition.

It is the give back from the for profit organizations that supports the full cost of Ray's Roommates.

Ray's Roommate's is not a apartment, or long-term housing. It is like signing into a gym, or spa and you are charged by the hour. 12 hours is $10. Check out and go to work and check in again after your shift. Volunteer for four hours and get 12 hour pass to come back again. 

Entrance into the program includes, a  PO Box address, a room for 12 hours and access to a shower and  a place to laundry, a limited storage area if needed. Access to telehealth resources and food.

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I dream too lofty dreams I'm told.

And someday I will regret it.

For there our no buyers for dreams being sold.

And life's too short to forget it. 

We are a plan in progress and inviting you to join us.

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