Resources for Families and Children during Covid-19

We strive to support our families throughout the state by providing links to assistance during these uncertain times. Below, you will see the resources split up by category and The Children’s Cabinet is available to answer questions for families in need.


Financial Assistance 

Rental Assistance for Rural Nevada 

Rental Assistance for Washoe County

Rental Assistance for Clark County

Unemployment Information

Washoe County Children’s Mental Health Consortium Access to Care Placement Prevention Fund 

Unemployment Legal Assistance Provided by Nevada Legal Services

Nevada Legal Services Unemployment Assistance_ChildrensCabinetResources

Southwest Gas

NV Energy

Additionally, Washoe Affordable Housing is helping with energy assistance. Please call:


Truckee Meadows Water Authority

Call 775-834-8080 or


Filing For Unemployment Insurance Benefits – English and Spanish Brochures

NV DETR_English Benefits Brochures

NV DETR_Spanish Benefits Brochures

Access to Food

Access to Nevada – SNAP, healthcare, and temporary cash assistance

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)



IRS Information on Coronavirus Tax Relief

Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Tu Casa Latina

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Safe Embrace

Domestic Violence Resource Center

Safe Place

Find a Safe Place:

Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).

Support Finding Child Care – Web & Phone Support

The Children’s Cabinet

Las Vegas Urban League

Back-Up Child Care Planner

English –

Spanish –


Support for Early Learning Providers

Reopening Your Child Care – Operating Checklist and Integrating CDC Guidelines with NAC432A Regulations

COVID19 Operating Checklist Integration of CDC Guidelines with NAC432A Regulations

Emergency Child Care Provider Resources and Information Letter from the Division of Welfare & Supportive Services

Emergency Child Care Letter to Providers

Checklist for Small Businesses & Non-Profits to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Grants

Child Care Aware Coronavirus Hub for Early Learning Providers – Includes information and links on business supports

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control – Child Care Providers

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control – Schools

CARES Act – Small Business Loans for Child Care Providers

Bipartisan Policy Center – CARES Act Loan Summary for Child Care

Early Learning Provider Emergency Stipends
Stipend Instructions & Application

Should I close my program? A flow chart for providers


Health, Mental Health & Support

Virtual Grief Groups Provided by the Solace Tree

Family Wellness Resources Provided by the Washoe County School District

Child Mind Institute Telehealth Clinical Care 

Mountain States Regional Genetics Networks – Resources for those impacted by genetic conditions

Resources for Families with Genetic Conditions

Teledentistry Services Provided by Liberty Dental

How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health

Resources for supporting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Well Being

Talking to Children about the Coronavirus 

Interactive Picture Book – Hello, I am A Virus

Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers

Tips for Working and Learning from Home



Activities and Education

Support for Children with ADHD  

Washoe County School District Khan Academy


National Geographic Kids

Story Time From Space – Astronauts read stories!


Washoe County Library – e-Library Cards

Photomath – App

Google Play –

Apple Store –


Google Play –

Apple Store –

Benchmark Universe – Family Libraries

Vegas PBS Learn

Virtual Tours of Museums, Aquariums and Zoos

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

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

HIPPY International Curriculum Download
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

Covid-19 Information Translated by Tribal Communities into the Paiute Language

COVID-19 Resources for Providers of Homeless Services

General COVID-19 Information from Senator Jacky Rosen

General COVID-19 Information from Senator Jacky Rosen – Spanish

General COVID-19 Information from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto 



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