Non-Profit Spotlight: Safe Embrace

Non-Profit Spotlight: Safe Embrace

What is Safe Embrace? Safe Embrace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For over 17 years, they have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada. How did Safe Embrace get started? Founded 26 years ago, Safe Embrace [...]

Thrive Wellness of Reno Moves to New Historic Location

Thrive Wellness of Reno Moves to New Historic Location

Northern Nevada’s only comprehensive mental healthcare center Thrive Wellness of Reno has moved to a new location — the historic Roy House in downtown Reno. Thrive offers specialized care options in eating disorders, perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and more. All programs and staff are slated to move their services over to The [...]

Delivering with Dignity Reno-Sparks Brings Thousands of Meals to Community in Need

Delivering with Dignity Reno-Sparks Brings Thousands of Meals to Community in Need

Over 6,000 fresh meals have been delivered to in-need members of the Reno-Sparks community in under four weeks, thanks to Delivering with Dignity Reno-Sparks, a public service program where volunteers deliver high-quality meals from locally-owned restaurants directly to vulnerable families. Launched on May 4 of this year by Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and United Way [...]

OUR Center Reno to Honor Outstanding LGBTQ+ Community Efforts at ‘Milk Made’ Awards

OUR Center Reno to Honor Outstanding LGBTQ+ Community Efforts at ‘Milk Made’ Awards

OUR Center Reno — a local nonprofit providing the Northern Nevada LGBTQ+ community access to support, resources, educational programs and more — will recognize the exceptional efforts that members of the community make in support of Northern Nevada GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally) rights at the Harvey Milk Day & Milk Made Awards. [...]

Thrive Wellness of Reno Launches COVID-19 Support Groups

Thrive Wellness of Reno Launches COVID-19 Support Groups

Thrive Wellness of Reno is a dedicated collaborative of specialists in eating disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and perinatal mood disorders, offering the only “one-stop-shop” for mental healthcare services in northern Nevada. Recently, they have launched two new support groups to help people with the impacts of COVID-19: COVID-19 Impact Support Group – A free, [...]

Non-Profit Spotlight: Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

Non-Profit Spotlight: Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

By Shirley Folkins-Roberts, Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation What is NNCCF? Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) is a locally-founded and operated non-profit whose purpose is to ease the financial and emotional burden of a child diagnosed with cancer while advocating for better treatment and more research. The NNCCF staff and [...]

Non-Profit Spotlight: Veterans Guest House

Non-Profit Spotlight: Veterans Guest House

by Noreen Leary & Melissa Davis, Veterans Guest House What is the Veterans Guest House? The Veterans Guest House is a nonprofit organization which provides United States military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area. The people we serve fall into three categories: [...]

Non-Profit Spotlight: STEP2

Non-Profit Spotlight: STEP2

What is STEP2? STEP2 is a private, local non-profit located in Reno, Nevada.  This organization was started in Reno and is the only STEP2 in the country; they are not part of a national affiliation.  STEP2’s vision is to save lives and restore families by providing comprehensive, coordinated services related to the treatment and recovery [...]