Resources for Families and Children during Covid-19


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.  

Food Bank of Northern Nevada Mobile Harvest & Neighborhood Pantries is operating. Please visit their Get Help page for more food resources.

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

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Southwest Gas

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

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

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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

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:

Kitchen Science

Physical Science

My Body, My Senses

Sierra Nevada Journeys at Home – STEM activities, Social Emotional Learning tips, and activities to do in nature

HIPPY International Curriculum Dowload
Great news! The HIPPY International free two-week curriculum is now available. This download is open to anyone, geared toward ages 3 and 4  and features our traditional learning activities.  What a great way to introduce HIPPY to a new group of learners! 


General Information for Families

General COVID-19 Information from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto 

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance for Supportive Housing Providers

Healthy Child

Children’s Advocacy Alliance

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COVID-19 Homeless Services



Our Impact This Year

  • 1,277

    Parents helped with classes and training
  • 334

    Families helped with no-cost counseling services
  • 16,577

    Youth assisted through School and Street Outreach
  • 12,000

    Families helped through The Children's Cabinet Programs