The absence of a comprehensive pediatric oncology treatment center in northern Nevada presents an added level of crisis to what is already a financially and emotionally devastating fight for young patients and their families. AKF provides access to an otherwise unavailable, crucial community resource by providing the financial aid necessary for Nevada's youth and their families to travel to professional medical facilities, where they can receive highly specialized treatment unique to their type of cancer.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
1976 marked the beginning of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The Club was formed and financed by local business men and women and many concerned citizens. In late 1981, the Club's main facility opened at its current location on E. 9th St. in Reno – the Club now boasts a total of 20 locations throughout Reno, Sparks and Fernley.
We host recreational programs for people with special needs. Our programs allow participants to experience the adventure of camp and the great outdoors while working towards specific developmental achievements. Programming melds a progressive curriculum with an exciting recreational environment to inspire participants to increase their independence, develop meaningful relationships, improve their physical health, and expand their quality of life.
For more than 25 years, CARE Chest has been re-using durable medical equipment, putting our community's resources into action. We have provided over 127,000 individual services in Northern Nevada and been a reliable resource for individuals who find themselves facing medical poverty. We are community-driven organization. Over 85% of our funding is private, and 100% of donations to our agency stay in Nevada.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is dedicated to easing the pain of poverty and changing lives for good. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. We do this through a broad range of services, including helping people with food resources, affordable housing, clothing, and other basic needs. In 2015, we provided more than 500,000 direct human needs services to people throughout Northern Nevada.
At the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation, we want families to focus on getting their child better because fighting cancer is not easy. That is why we take care of the little things so they can do just that.
We give assistance for medical copays, mortgage or rent, travel for treatment, household utilities and so much more so that families can focus on what matters most, getting their child healthy.
Since 1985, The Children's Cabinet's mission has been to keep children safe and families together by providing services and resources that address unmet needs through a unique and effective cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Nevada.
The Nevada Diabetes Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in April 1997 by a merger between the Diabetes Educational Center founded in 1980 and the Nevada Children's Diabetes Association founded in 1996. The organization is an independent diabetes association and is not affiliated with any national diabetes organization.
Education Renaissance of Nevada Initiative was founded in 2012 as a direct response to closures of local libraries and/or reduction in operating hours. Our goal was to bring programs of arts and education to this community. Our premier event, SPELLBINDERS, the Largest FREE Magic Festival in the World, takes place in Washoe County libraries and at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. It has seen year-over-year growth since its inception and the Washoe County Library System has reported more requests for new library cards during the festival than ever before. But, the Prima Facie Project, a pilot program to bring Latin to public schools; Silver State/Silver Screen, and intensive filmmaking bootcamp for middle-school students; and Ivy League Outreach, a mentoring program to bring Grad students from Ivy League universities together with Washoe County middle school students who have interest in applying to their universities. All of these programs are intended to be offered free of charge.
For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial aid and assistance to children in Northern Nevada with specific un-met needs such as medical, dental, mental health, or educational services for which other resources are insufficient or nonexistent. For example, we have provided the funding for medical consultations, psychological counseling, prescriptions, and eye glasses. We have funded dental care, computers, summer school, and hearing tests.
Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Helping every single veteran in America, willing and able of getting on a plane or a bus, visit THEIR memorial. - Honor Flight Nevada.
Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada's mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is committed to fostering media innovation. In a climate of disruptive transformation, we strive to link enduring values and practices to emerging forms of journalism and strategic communication. We prepare students for success and leadership in legacy and emerging media sectors through our teaching, our research and creative activity, and our engagement with the media professions and the community. Our educational emphasis is high tech, high touch, experiential and ethical.
VSA arts of Nevada was founded in 1986 to provide arts programming to all Nevadans, especially the 15 percent of the population with some kind of disability. The organization provides art classes and workshops for children and adults, produces festivals, places artists in classrooms and health care facilities, and conducts training workshops for teachers. They are a member of the international VSA arts organization, which is an affiliate of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. VSA arts was founded by Jean Kennedy Smith in 1974 "to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts." "VSA" stands for "Vision of an inclusive community, Strength through shared resources, and Artistic expression that unites us all."
The Veterans Guest House provides United States military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area.