Access to Food
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Kids Café will offer daily meals, Monday through Friday, 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. You can find their latest schedule by clicking here.
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is offering free boxed breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays for all children 1 to 18 years old. Delivery of meals will be through a drive-by service only. Breakfast service at each site will begin at 8:30 AM with lunch service at 11:30 AM at the following locations in Reno:
- 2680 E. Ninth Street (Donald W. Reynolds)
- 1300 Foster Drive (William N. Pennington)
- 1090 Bresson Avenue (Carano Youth Center)
- 3905 Neil Road (Neil Road Youth Center)
- 325 Patrician Drive (Lemmon Valley Youth Center)
Assistance with Utilities
Unemployment Legal Assistance Provided by Nevada Legal Services
Southwest Gas has stopped service disconnections indefinitely until the coronavirus situation improves. For customers experiencing financial hardship, they are providing flexible payment options. Their website and mobile app give you the ability to manage your account from the comfort of your home without needing to visit the payment offices in person.
NV Energy is temporarily suspending any disconnections for non-payment to support customers experiencing financial hardship or isolation as a result of COVID-19. They will also work with customers who are impacted economically by COVID-19 by waiving deposits and fees for late payments and providing payment plans as needed for qualified customers.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority
TMWA has temporarily suspended any water shut-offs due to an inability to pay. They encourage customers that may be experiencing a hardship to contact them at 775-834-8080.
Spectrum will not terminate service for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, they won’t charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic. Additionally, Spectrum will offer broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days, beginning March 16, 2020, to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
AT&T is suspending broadband usage caps for home internet customers, meaning no overage fees while people are home using more data. They won’t terminate the service of any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are waiving late payment fees for those customers.
Supporting Finding Child Care – Web & Phone Support
The Children’s Cabinet
Las Vegas Urban League
Back-Up Child Care Planner
Support for Early Learning Providers
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control
Webinar Recording: Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Education and Child Care Programs: New Learning and Training Tools (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Should I close my program? A flow chart for providers
Mental Health & Support
Resources for supporting Young Children’s Social Emotional Well Being
Talking to Children about the Coronavirus
Interacive Picture Book – Hello, I am A Virus
Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers
Tips for Working and Learning from Home
Manage Anxiety and Stress
Helpful Respones to Children About Coronavirus
Virtual Tours of Museums, Aquariums and Zoos https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
Early Childhood Activities
LakeShore Early Learning’s Learning at Home YouTube Channel
Bringing STEM home during Social Distancing
Vroom! Turn Everyday Moments into Brain Building Moments! – Daily Tips and short activity videos
Scholastic Learn at Home – Keeping Kids Reading, Thinking, and Growing
Keeping Children Busy and Learning at Home
Early Childhood Curriculum for Parents to use with their Children
Free Science activities parents can do with their children 3-8 years old:
My Body, My Senses
Sierra Nevada Journeys at Home – STEM activities, Social Emotional Learning tips, and activities to do in nature
General Information for Families
General COVID-19 Information from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Guidance for Supportive Housing Providers
Children’s Advocacy Alliance
Resources for Schools and Families During COVID-19 ..
(Coronavirus): A Parent Resource – NASP: The National
Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools
COVID-19 Homeless Services