The Nevada Cares Campus is now open!
Representatives from the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and Washoe County as well as Steve Sisolak, the Governor of Nevada, gathered together on Monday, May 17 for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Nevada Cares campus. This campus will shelter men, women, and pets with the focus on stabilizing, building relationships, and creating plans that will guide those ready into their next step of housing. Neoma Jardon, Reno City Council member, was an advocate of this new campus from its beginning. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, she said
“You all led with empathy. I think we can all agree that the past year has been one of the most divisive in memory. But this campus brought us all together. Regardless of party affiliation, everybody came together understanding the issue and understanding we need to take action.”
Volunteers of America is proud to be operating this new shelter, providing the day-to-day oversight, including case management and support staff. The cities and county are continuing to work toward expanded services, including a safe camping site expected to be completed in the fall. This extensive shelter will be a hopeful solution for those experiencing homelessness in our community, and we are looking forward to working with our neighbors as they move toward independence.