Community Resources

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As progressives, we are called to collective action to support the most vulnerable. PLANistas started creating this webpage–a collection of resources from federal, state, and local government, business, legal aid, and mutual aid programs and food pantries—so our community can be connected to resources and ways we could help and support each other.

 

We have vetted all resources listed, but please let us know if something should be removed, or if something is missing from the lists and should be added. This website will be updated weekly as more resources come available: info@planevada.org

 

With so much uncertainty happening, one thing we want to maintain is our support in one another. Please join us every Friday at 5pm PST for our weekly wellness calls, register here: http://bit.ly/PLANwellness

PLAN-2-Census

Don’t forget to complete your 2020 Census!

 

Everyone needs to be counted to ensure adequate resources for our state. Complete your census at my2020census.gov.

 

Toolkits are available in English and Spanish to share information. You can learn more about the census and Nevada’s Complete Count Committee here

COVID-19

Nevada Health Response: Stay up to date on status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within the state of Nevada.

 

Centers for Disease Control

 

Region Specific Information:  

Healthcare

Nevada Health LinkNevada Health Link has opened a special health insurance enrollment period between March 17 and April 15. Those interested in enrolling can call customer service at (800) 547-2927 or visit the website to enroll

 

Rural Health Clinics: Community health nursing services are available in Churchill, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, and White Pine Counties. 

 

Prescription MedicationWalgreens and CVS are waiving home delivery fees for prescription drugs. 

*NEW* Mental Health

Support Hotlines: 

 

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or a loved one is considering harming themselves or experiencing emotional distress call 1-800-273-8255 to speak to someone or text HOME to 741741 to reach someone at the Crisis Text Line. 
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888  if you or someone you care about has been brought to the United States against their will or is being held against their will. 
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 if you or someone you care about has experienced sexual assault or harassment and needs support, assistance, and advice. 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 if you or someone you care about has or is experiencing domestic or relationship-based violence and needs support, advice, and connections to a safe place. 
  • NAMI Western Nevada has a non-crisis “warmline” at 775-241-4212 where you can call or text someone to simply talk or be referred to community mental health resources.

 

Teletherapy & Virtual Therapy Options for Southern Nevada

Mutual Aid

As our community copes with this crisis, many have come together to form mutual aid groups to support their neighbors. Check out these mutual aid groups. 

 

Reno Food Not Bombs is also collecting excess supplies.

 

United Way of Southern Nevada Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund

Food Services

For School District Meal Programs See “For Parents & Guardians” Section

 

Three Square Emergency Food Banks: Three Square remains committed to assisting seniors. Those 60 years of age and older who need food assistance are encouraged to call 702-765-4030 Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., where they will speak with a caring Advocate to determine which program, service or resource is best for them. Advocates can also assess seniors for SNAP and provide information on nearby pantries that are dedicated to seniors, or home delivery for those in need.

 

Food Bank of Northern Nevada: At this time (3/18) most operations are continuing as normal. For more information contact email@fbnn.org or (775) 331-3663. 

 

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada Food Pantry: Contact at (775) 786-5266 or hdominguez@ccsnn.org to confirm hours of operation. 

 

Replies to this tweet are restaurants providing free food or delivery in Las Vegas. 

 

Freedom Meats: (2955 Westwood Drive, about a mile northwest of Fashion Show Mall) is making inventory available to the public. Taking online orders for delivery or pick up at https://blackboxmeats.com. Contact them by phone at (702) 901-7227.

 

Cured & Whey: Las Vegas retail store offering boxes ( 6265 S Valley View Blvd). 

 

Laughing Planet: Laughing Planet (locations at both 650 Tahoe St or 941 N Virginia St) is providing free meals for children who qualify for Meal Assistance Programs in Reno.

 

Midtown Eats: Midtown Eats (18 Cheney St) in Reno is providing free meals to kids through April 6th.

 

*NEW* Dedicated Senior Shopping Hours

Utilities

NV Energy: NV Energy announced that they will suspend disconnects for nonpayment, waive late fees and deposits, as well provide the option for payment plans. 

 

Las Vegas Valley Water District: Las Vegas Valley Water District is temporarily suspending customer shutoffs for delinquent and/or non-payment. The LVVWD will continue to work with individual customers and those facing financial hardships to establish payment arrangements and provide other customer services. Customers can visit lvvwd.com for more information or call (702) 870-4194.

 

City of Henderson Department of Utility Services: City of Henderson Department of Utility Services is temporarily suspending water service shutoffs for Henderson customers that are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers should contact the Customer Care Center at 702-267-5900 or submit requests online here.

 

Southwest Gas: In response to the coronavirus SW Gas has stopped stopped service disconnections indefinitely. In addition, there For customers experiencing financial hardship, we are here to help with flexible payment options. Our website and mobile app will give you the ability to manage your account from the comfort of your home without needing to visit our payment offices in person.

 

Cox Communications: For the next 60 days, Cox will not terminate service to any residential or small business customer that cannot pay their bills because of the virus for the next 60 days. Cox also said it will waive late fees that are a result of the coronavirus and plans to open Cox WiFi hotspots to keep people connected. In addition, they announced they will work to increase speeds, offer free technical support and implement additional resources to its low-income service for customers in need.

 

Information on Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon

 

Utility Payment Assistance Options

Housing

Southern Nevada Housing Resources: This list includes rent and utility assistance, shelter information, and additional landlord tenant legal resources. 

 

Rental Assistance in Clark County and Las Vegas Nevada

 

 

City of Reno Housing and Homelessness Resources

 

Carson City Warming Shelter: Email notscarson@gmail.com for information.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Southern NevadaLegal Aid of Southern Nevada continues to operate normal business hours. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus), Legal Aid Center will assist all clients via phone at (702) 386-1070 or email at info@lacsn.org.

 

Nevada Legal Services: Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 all NLS offices are closed to the public. For legal assistance on tenants rights, government benefits, consumer issues, elder law, and more please contact via email, phone, or the contact us website page

 

Washoe Legal Services: Washoe Legal Services remains open but is conducting business differently. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (coronavirus), WLS will assist clients via phone (775) 329-2727 or by appointment only. No walk-ins are all allowed at this time.

  • For help with TPO/EPO’s call (775) 329-2727 Ext 5722 or e-mail at gramos@washoelegalservices.org
  • For help with Landlord/Tenant & Evictions/Lockouts or Consumer issues, call (775) 329-2727 or e-mail intakeuser@washoelegalservices.org
  • Our Self-Help Department is closed until further notice. If you feel your situation is an emergency, please call the office at (775) 329-2727.

 

UNLV Immigrant Clinic: The office is still processing DACA renewals. This service is free to all students and their families in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Click here to schedule an appointment.

 

*NEW* Northern Nevada Citizenship & Immigration Program: Please call to make an appointment, (775) 800-1851.

For Parents & Guardians

Baby First Services Las Vegas Diaper Bank: The BFS Las Vegas Diaper Bank (1640 E Flamingo Road) is open every Monday from 8 am to 4 pm. Participants can receive diapers for their children age 0-3 years. In order to receive diaper assistance, you must have a picture ID and social security card; and any proof of birth such as birth certificate, crib card or birth confirmation. For more information, email diapers@helpsonv.org or call 702-369-4357 ext 1824 or 1233.

 

FREE Coronavirus Relief Packs are now available for Preschool through 5th Grade. Each download includes worksheets, activities, songs, and videos for all subjects. Note, the download is a .zip file, you must be on a computer or laptop to save it. Thanks!

 

Washoe County School District

  • Washoe County COVID-19 Updates
  • Northern Nevada Food Bank Kids Cafe: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Kids Cafe will resume with an altered schedule of distribution locations and times.  The Kids Cafe program will offer daily (M-F) meals to children 1-18 years old utilizing a drive-thru, grab-and-go model, which will allow children to take meals home for consumption through school closures. View the schedule

 

Clark County School District

 

Nevada Department of Agriculture School Food Updates: For statewide updates on school food programs. 

For College Students

College of Southern Nevada

  • CSN has restructured and realigned all programs to be fully remote, including CTE classes, hands-on labs, simulations and clinicals.
  • CSN has closed libraries, computer labs, athletic facilities, and vendors. The limited campus operations considered essential are police services, facilities, select business operations, and information technology.
  • If you are overwhelmed with all the news, regarding the virus, job status, and school status, CSN advises you to contact the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

 

Great Basin Community College

 

Nevada State College

  • Coronavirus Update: NSC is continuing to update students that many of the offices and services provided on campus are closed, and that staff will be working from remote locations. 
  • Libraries, academic support, computer rooms, financial aid, bursars office/cashiering, registrars, admissions & recruitment, career service center, and bookstore.
  • NSC’s food pantry is making referrals to community resources. Dining Services, Campus Commuter, and Scorpion Shuttle services will be suspended until further notice.
  • NSC police will continue to be on campus and monitor.
  • All employees, including part-time and student workers will be in paid status and working remotely or be on paid leave, according to everyone’s position.

 

Touro University

  • Coronavirus Updates
  • Touro University Nevada campus is closed for a minimum of 30 days or until Monday, April 20, 2020. 
  • Medical providers of the Touro Health Center will remain available by telephone for our existing patients to assist them with their needs.
  • Classes will continue online and through remote access to academic resources. Some clinical rotations are currently suspended, and students should work with their clinical coordinators and program directors to discuss the status of their program and to address any questions or concerns.

 

Truckee Meadows Community College

  • Coronavirus Information and Resources
  • TMCC has closed all buildings to classes until further notice. Students are asked to contact their instructor directly to determine how they will transition to online classes. Students who require mobile technology are being directed to use the computer lab.
  • Wizard’s Warehouse: For students who are food insecure the Wizard’s Warehouse care packages are available on a first come, first served basis on March 17. Care packages can be picked up at the following locations:
    • Dandini Campus at the Counseling and ReEntry Center RDMT 325 from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • Meadowood Center in MDWS 119 from 1–5 p.m.
  • TMCC counseling will be available through remote meetings. You can schedule an online video conference appointment

 

University of Nevada Reno

  • UNR COVID-19 Info and Resources: The University of Nevada Reno has provided this page as a way to update the public on ongoing changes in light of Covid-19. This page provides guidance for students in need of financial aid. 
  • On Campus Housing: Students are being asked to remain off campus, for students who can’t meet the expenses of moving to off campus living UNR is providing a 30-second survey to determine housing need.
  • All classes will be online until further notice. For students who require mobile technology, the Knowledge Center Library will remain open.
  • UNR Pack Provisions: University of Nevada Reno students can find updates to the Pack Provisions food bank services via the website or by emailing packprovisions@asun.unr.edu
  • UNR will continue to offer counseling by phone and will soon be implementing tele-therapy. Appointments can be scheduled here (775) 784-4648

 

University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • On Campus Housing: UNLV students who use dorms will be required to move out of their dorms by Saturday March 21st, no later than 5pm, unless they have no other housing options. Students who do not have other housing options have been asked to contact Residence Hall staff immediately to let them know they will need to remain on campus and complete the UNLV Dorm Approval Survey
  • Questions regarding the virus and changes can be sent to coronavirus@unlv.edu.

 

Storage & Moving Options

For Workers

File Unemployment: You can file for unemployment online at http://ui.nv.gov/. For those unable to file online, the call center has expanded hours of 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. The state has decided to currently waive the work search requirement and the seven day wait period. 

 

North: (775) 684-0350

South: (702) 486-0350

Rural: (888) 890-8211

 

Job Searching: The following businesses have recently shared that they have positions open. 

 

*NEW* Review Journal: Las Vegas companies hiring due to coronavirus

 

National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund

 

Bartenders Emergency Assistance Program

 

Las Vegas Sex Worker COVID19 Emergency Relief Fund

For Small Businesses

SBA Loans: The Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

 

Nevada Risk Mitigation Initiative: Information on the closure of non-essential businesses and social distancing workplace guidelines. 

For Veterans

US Department of Veterans Affairs Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information: The VA is urging people who think they have symptoms to call before going in. Visit here for a list of locations.

 

State Veterans Homes: Visitation is being curtailed but “Virtual Visits” are now being offered at both the Northern and Southern Nevada State Veterans Homes to reduce Coronavirus exposure risk to our residents and team members. For more information contact (775) 827-2955 for Northern Nevada and (702) 332-6784 for Boulder City.

 

*NEW* Make the Connection | Links to VA Resources, Behavioral Treatment Centers, National Resource Directory

For Immigrants

*NEW* Nevada Immigrant Resource Guide: This resource guide was created by immigrants for immigrants to identify resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. Immigrants and Refugees across the state of Nevada can find specific information regarding access and resources for those that have a sensitive immigration status. 

 

Emergency Medicaid Coverage

 

Nevada’s Office for New Americans: Contact the Governor’s Office for New Americans by phone at (702) 486-0800, by email at aozobia@ona.nv.gov, or in person at 555 E. Washington Ave #5600 in Las Veas. 

 

Huntrindge Family Clinic: The clinic services the LGBTQ community, and also offers support to undocumented folks on a sliding fee scale

 

Hope Christian Health Center: Open to undocumnted folks on a sliding fee scale. You must call first. 

 

UNLV Immigrant Clinic: The office is still processing DACA renewals. This service is free to all students and their families in the Nevada System of Higher Education. Click here to schedule an appointment.

 

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Immigrant Resource Guide

 

*NEW* Northern Nevada Citizenship & Immigration Program: Please call to make an appointment, (775) 800-1851. 

 

*NEW* Immigrants Rising: Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities During COVID-19

 

*NEW* Ayuda Nevada: Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus COVID-19 Information

For Incarcerated People

The Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons

 

Mass Liberation Project: Reach out to PLAN’s Mass Liberation Project by email at massliberationnv@gmail.com

 

Vegas Freedom Fund: Donate to the Las Vegas Freedom Fund to help bail people out.

For Tribal Members

Indian Health Services: All locations are equipped to take samples for COVID-19 testing free of charge.  If you think you have symptoms please call your regional provider before going in. Visit here for a list of regional providers.

 

Native Food Resources: During this critical COVID-19 pandemic, rural native communities are seeing an immense pressure on food shortages within small towns and cities. Unfortunately, their two-week reserves have run low. Thus, traveling to the grocery stores to stock-up on weekly items has become difficult for working families and finding no food on shelves have left tribal elders feeling helpless. Assisting with important food resource information for Indigenous communities and allowing them to learn how to become more resilient in planning sustainable food projects provides hope. Rural food decurity is dependent on food sovereignty.

  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada Mobile Harvest: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is committed to continuing their rural routes to Gerlach, Bridgeport, Battle Mountain and Winnemucca. Currently, the food network coordinators are continuing to work with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to further their work. This work may require extensions of their current routes and possibly extending routes to very native communities. PLAN has advocated for high focus communities within the heart of rural Nevada. As soon as this information becomes available, we will share this here. For the month of March, the Mobile Harvest site schedule will be followed.
  • Bonanza Produce: With closed casinos, food distributors have a regular scheduled delivery of food coming from their food storage centers. Tribes should access these distribution centers while casinos are closed. Locations can be found in Reno, Elko and South Lake Tahoe. Contact Christopher Mills (Director of Sales) 1-775-358-2442.
  • Sierra Seeds
  • Native Seeds

 

Traditional Medicine Support: Please contact your traditional leaders to begin traditional medicine support discussions within your communities. Essential workers such as traditional food gatherers and cultural resource protectors should be considered to offer food sovereignty and traditional support. Tribes could offer positions like these as cultural resource guides providing harvesting techniques and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). They must be well-compensated.