Celebrating 1 year at the Nevada Cares Campus!
The Nevada Cares Campus opened a year ago this month! This community project has allowed us to continue improving access and eliminating barriers to shelter, and has welcomed many guests who may not have otherwise accepted help. Once guests enther the shelter, our team works to address all their barriers to permanent housing. We are excited to say that, thanks to our partners at Washoe County, we have been awarded the contract and will continue to run the Nevada Cares Campus for another year.
Since the opening of the Cares Campus, we have seen hundreds of men and women find respite and shelter from the storms of life. Thousands of people have been helped, including hundreds of ID cards secure and birth certificates replaced. Most importantly, though, individuals have been showered with love and dignity, helping them heal from their traumas before navigating more permanent housing and the next steps of their lives.
We are thankful for the City of Reno and Washoe County for walking with us through the past year, and we are looking forward to their continued partnership as the Cares Campus develops further. Washoe County Manager of Housing and Homeless Services, Dana Searcy, says, “The Cares Campus construction (beginning June 1) will complete the facilities and atmosphere needed to do the work, but it is the staff that bring the heart to the campus and truly make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Thank you to each of those on the Volunteers of America team and here’s to the next phase of the Nevada Cares Campus!”