From a Need to a Vision
New Vista was founded in 1986 by parents of intellectually disabled individuals who were concerned what would happen to their loved ones when they were gone or could not care for them. Out of this need the first program “New Vista Ranch” was created.
In 1987, the Gilcrease Brothers donated 15 acres of land to the charity which gave New Vista the platform to build the first 4 homes. Today, New Vista has over 21 homes and growing in the Las Vegas area. Additionally, New Vista supports individuals with intellectual challenges still living at home with their families by providing in-home skilled staff that assist with their loved ones needs.
New Vista’s Mission
New Vista is committed to providing the intellectually challenged of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest.” The overall goal of New Vista is to empower people through a better quality of life. Our skilled staff works to improve each individual’s ability to be independent and to build self-esteem through obtaining their goals.
Who We Help
New Vista’s programs provide support to families that have a loved one with an intellectual challenge such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Williams Syndrome
- Individuals with an I.Q. score of 70 or below
How We Help
New Vista provides three core programs in Southern Nevada; supported living arrangements, in-home supports and group respite. On average a client of New Vista is supported between 16 to 18 hours a day through our housing and life-skills training programs. New Vista’s services are at the highest level of wrap-around supports and address each individual’s needs on a personalized, one-to-one basis.
Ways You Can Help
We have several opportunities for you to share your valuable time and talents with us which range from pouring wine at our Wine Walk Series or even serving as a member on our Board of Trustees!
To find out our current volunteer opportunities please call 702-457-4677 x146