General Health Resources
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, along with other state agencies and partner organizations statewide, provides services to help residents in a variety of ways — from assistance with basic needs such as food and shelter, to health insurance, child protective services, mental health programs, services for elderly residents and more. Below is a list of some of those resources, and for more visit dhhs.nv.gov or nevada211.org.
NICA Infusion Locator – The locator tool displays all Nevada locations where monoclonal antibodies have been sent. They are places people can go to get treated for COVID-19. The centers listed in the online tool are Nevada locations that have received doses of the monoclonal antibody treatments distributed to the state by the federal government. Infusion centers related to these treatments are locations that the treatment is being administered. They are a combination of hospitals, infusion treatment centers, specialty pharmacies, and any other location authorized to administer the drugs.
- Meals on Wheels – Focused on keeping Americans safe and nourished in Nevada and communities across the country. Meals on wheels focuses on supporting seniors live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes. Find a meals on wheels provider near you at https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/find-meals
- Food Bank of Northern Nevada – Provides food to people who are hungry through a network of more than 140 partner agencies and direct service programs. Works to support families who are struggling in northern Nevada and a portion of California, including the working poor, children, famamlies, seniors and the disabled.
- Delivery with Dignity – Available in Clark County and the Reno-Sparks area for those in low-income households who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, including seniors and those with underlying medical conditions and their family members living in the same household.
- Dayton Food Pantry: 209 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton, NV 89403, Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Silver Stage Food Pantry in Silver Springs: 1775 US Highway 50 East, Silver Springs, NV, 89429, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Yerington Food Pantry: 124 W Bridge St, Yerington, NV 89447, Tues at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wed at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thurs at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
- Winnemucca Food Bank– 150 South Bridge Street, Winnemucca, Nv 89445- Hosts a commodity food program for senior citizens https://foodbankwinnemucca.com/
- Summer Food Service Program – USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending a suite of nationwide waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through the end of 2020, or until available funding runs out. This includes: Allowing SFSP and SSO meals to be served in all areas and at no cost. Permitting meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and meal times; waiving meal pattern requirements as necessary; and allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children. https://www.fns.usda.gov/coronavirus
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Food Assistance – Also known as “Food Stamps,” SNAP is designed to help low-income families buy nutritious food from approved stores. Apply today at https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Assistance – WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. To apply, find the closest clinic by visiting the https://nevadawic.org/clinics/ Then call that clinic for instruction on how to apply since different locations have varying availability.
- Food Bank of Northern Nevada – https://fbnn.org/
- Three Square – https://www.threesquare.org/
Kids and Parents
- SafeVoice: Call 1-833-216-SAFE (7233) This program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others and is available 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous.
- Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS)Infant and toddlers – http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/InfantsToddlers/Infants_Toddlers/
- Nevada Children’s Mobile Crisis – Nevada’s Mobile Crisis Response Team supports youth and families of youth in crisis over the phone so that the proper care is given, and emergency room visits are reduced. MCRT offers Telephone triage, Crisis response, Crisis stabilization, and After care.
- Boys & Girls Clubs – Visit the website of your local facility. Fills the gap between school and home, providing safe, fun environments, with a variety of programs.
- The Children’s Cabinet – Keeping children safe and families together with a variety of services and resources. Call 800-536-4588 or text “SAFE” and current location to 4HELP (44357)
- Healthy Children – Information on kids returning to school during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- CDC back-to-school decision making tool – Questions that address how your school is preparing for school year 2020-2021.
- Washoe County to protect children by contacting Child Protective Services’ new phone number at 833-900-SAFE when reporting child abuse and/or neglect.
- Nevada Resilience Project: The Nevada Resilience Project (NRP) was designed to help individuals experiencing stress or anxiety build coping strategies as well as help with locating resources related to managing job loss, housing insecurity, isolation, or challenges of accessing care. https://www.nevada211.org/nevada-resilience-project/
- Crisis Support Services of Nevada: Call 1-800-273-8255; text CARE to 839863 for 24/7/365 crisis services.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S., for 24/7/365 crisis services.
- Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The helpline is available 24/7/365 and is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. People with deafness or hearing loss can use their preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you feel you or someone you know may need emotional support, please visit the Lifeline’s website at org for helpful resources or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the U.S. You do not have to be suicidal to call the Lifeline.
- Warmline for Health Care Workers: Call 1-833-434-0385 This line serves as a confidential mental health resource for health care professionals to seek support before they have reached a crisis point. Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Solace Tree – Peer-to-Peer Grief Support availability for remote areas such as rural, mountain or military base communities.
- Mental Health America – Visit for a “back to school” kit. Community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – For Help With Your Alcohol Addiction and For Information Beyond Finding Meeting Locations and Times, Call 800-839-1686
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