Housing & Homelessness


Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada

VOA provides a variety of different housing services to meet the need of the individual or family in need of assistance in Northern Nevada including an emergency shelter and housing assistance programs.

Food for Thought

Dedicated to helping hungry children in our community by providing food, as well as solutions, resources and increased awareness, to combat hunger.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness

A nonpartisan organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States

Grant Programs and Services for Homelessness

Food Bank of Northern Nevada

1 in every 9 Nevadans facing hunger every day, people you see every day are fighting this fight.

Tools & Resources

This document updates a prior Recovery Housing Guideline and outlines best practices for the implementation and operation of recovery housing. The best practices are intended to serve as a tool for states, governing bodies, providers, recovery house operators, and other interested stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens, reduce incidence of overdose, and promote long-term recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.

OUR Place is a low-barrier emergency shelter, specifically designed to provide women and families dealing with homelessness, a warm, safe, and home-like environment to stay in.

RISE and Washoe County Human Services Agency offer guests at OUR Place, wrap-around services, while they face daunting transitions to aid in ending their homelessness. 

The Nevada Cares Campus was opened in the Spring of 2021 in Reno, Nevada. The Campus provides shelter to our region’s most vulnerable residents. The campus includes: the Resource Center, Emergency Shelter, Safe Camp, and space for inclement weather needs. 


Posters & Infographics

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Webinars & Online Learning

In this recorded webinar, panelists provide a brief overview of Xylazine, a substance newly found in illicit drug supplies, and its impacts on the unsheltered community. Panelists will share their lived expertise with xylazine, its effects, organizational best practices for wound care, overdose response, and harm reduction. 

Current News & Research

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