About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Holy Smoke-Misfit Missionaries’ non profit 501(c)3’s mission is to provide life skill support and outreach assistance to the Las Vegas homeless families and community with a Vegas twist. Holy Smoke coordinates with comedians, entertainers, and the Las Vegas community to help through charitable contribution.

Holy Smoke’s outreach teams specialize in working with the Las Vegas homeless who live in a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the streets of Las Vegas and the Strip.

Holy Smoke has been featured in magazines and news stories locally and internationally. Our goal is to radically reduce the homeless epidemic through lobbying and creating a professional series, to raise awareness and educate the public, using entertainment to help ease the heartache.

Homeless Advocates & Friends

Holy Smoke loves their homeless friends, and has seen many get out of the tunnels and go on to live happy, productive lives. Sometimes they don’t ever get out but they are still their for them. One to mention is Irish. First time the misfits met him, Irish was carrying a club as a weapon. He has lived in the tunnels under Caesar’s Palace for six years. As a child, Irish and his brothers were abandoned in the Streets of Philadelphia. Later, he joined the Marines and dealt with war trauma. If that wasn’t enough, Irish’s own son was murdered.

Irish still lives in the tunnels, but he is the first one to step between a thug and someone who is weak. When the Misfits are down below he looks out for their safety. Tragedy and trauma is a major cause of the homeless epidemic. The need for better mental health care is paramount to the cause. Holy Smoke is helping to bridge this gap.

When Holy Smoke’s founder, Nevada licensed minister, public speaker, comedian, Doc Love was a teenager his mother was an advocate for the homeless. Doc says, he was to shallow to care at that time. Since he started Holy Smoke, Doc spread some of his mother’s ashes beneath Caesar’s Palace. Irish asked to spread some of her ashes. The homeless vet then got down on his knees to pray.

Working together with caring individuals like yourself and the Las Vegas community, Holy Smoke will fulfill its vision to substantially help better lives of those who desperately need our love and support.

Articles

Sensi Magazine
By,
Debbie Hall
Arthur “Doc” McClenaghan and his wife Teresa McClenaghan reach out to a community of people who live underground in the tunnels of Las Vegas. Under the glare of the neon lights of the Strip, an estimated 1,000 people have created homes in the sewer tunnels under the streets and sidewalks of glittering resorts. Along with the pitch darkness, when it rains, flash floods occur reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet wiping out makeshift camps and, tragically, drowning those who don’t reach safety in time.

Known for “cannabis, comedy, and charity,” Doc and Teresa work, and Doc performs motivational standup comedy. In 2018, they created Holy Smoke Misfit Missionaries as a nonprofit out of their desire to help alleviate homelessness after informally volunteering for years.

Articles

Sensi Magazine
By,
Debbie Hall
Arthur “Doc” McClenaghan and his wife Teresa McClenaghan reach out to a community of people who live underground in the tunnels of Las Vegas. Under the glare of the neon lights of the Strip, an estimated 1,000 people have created homes in the sewer tunnels under the streets and sidewalks of glittering resorts. Along with the pitch darkness, when it rains, flash floods occur reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet wiping out makeshift camps and, tragically, drowning those who don’t reach safety in time.

Known for “cannabis, comedy, and charity,” Doc and Teresa work, and Doc performs motivational standup comedy. In 2018, they created Holy Smoke Misfit Missionaries as a nonprofit out of their desire to help alleviate homelessness after informally volunteering for years.

There goal is to connect people living in the tunnels with available resources. Doc and Teresa view this outreach as making friends and helping them out. They do bring supplies and food as a gesture for being invited into “homes.” Still, Doc and Teresa are very clear they do not want to enable anyone but assist with resources to help people out of the tunnels.

They were both influenced by their childhood. Doc’s mother, born with a cleft lip, was shunned by her own mother. Doc witnessed his mother reaching out to the disenfranchised and inviting them home. Teresa’s father was considered the black sheep of their family. He was also drawn to the misfits of society and brought them home.
“It has been the craziest, most rewarding time of our lives,” says Doc.
“We want to teach society about human compassion towards the homeless,” adds Teresa.

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