What Is A.A.?
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
When are meetings?
Location: Fallon Recovery Association, 141 Industrial Way
Fallon, Nevada 89406
C.A.R.T. provides two types of service, which are listed below:
To plan your C.A.R.T. ride, just call our friendly dispatchers at 428-2988 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to set a ride.
Rides are on a first-come first-served basis with senior riders (60 & over) having preference. Rides can be booked anywhere from the day before to 14 days in advance. Buses operate from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discounted general rider ticket books can be purchased from the driver with advanced notice or at the C.A.R.T. office at 310 E. Court Street in the Senior Center building. You may also order a book from the dispatcher when you schedule a ride.
Rides are $3.00 per ride for a general rider and a suggested donation of $2.00 for persons age 60 and over. Our drivers do not carry change.
Our buses are A.D.A. compliant. C.A.R.T. is open to all residents. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
Our goal is to provide transportation for local residents of Churchill County within the C.A.R.T. service area, on County maintained roads. C.A.R.T. reserves the right to make changes at any time.
Give us a try – you won’t be disappointed!
You can use C.A.R.T. for:
Access to Work
Senior Citizen Transportation
And much more
C.A.R.T. Service Areas
Northwest Coverage Area: Workman Road to the north Carr Lane/Bench Road to the west.
Northeast Coverage Area: Tarzyn Road to the north Perazzo Lane to the east.
Southwest Coverage Area: Norcutt Road to the south Sheckler Cut-Off to the east.
Southeast Coverage Area: Norcutt Road to the south Perazzo Lane to the east.
For safety reasons, the C.A.R.T. service is only available to residents on county-maintained roads.
Dispatchers are available: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Call 428-2988 to schedule your ride. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
WHAT IS A CASA ?
A CASA is a well-trained individual who can devote the time necessary to listen to the child, investigate their concerns and situation and develop feasible options for the Court to consider that represent the best interest of the child. They are not tethered to an overburdened caseload and they are not responsible for focusing on the entire family. They are not responsible for providing appropriate legal representation but rather mentorship and support. To be clear, a CASA is not designed to be an adversary to the social worker or the attorney, but rather is an important member of the team whose ultimate goal is the best interest of that child.
CASAs stand up for abused, and neglected children as they travel through the Court system; in short they are the voice of the child. In an overburdened system where children risk slipping through the cracks, the CASA’s sole goal is to see that the child’s best interests are served.
What are the requirements for becoming a CASA?
A CASA must be over the age of 21. They must successfully pass a criminal background investigation and submit to and receive a clear CANS (a system that contains information on reported cases of Child Abuse) report. They must provide at least three references that are not relatives. They must submit to a thorough interview and are screened closely for objectivity, competence and commitment. We are requiring a two year commitment for all our CASAs (that is the normal time frame for a case). Once they have passed the screening process they must attend and successfully complete the training program (approximately 40 hours). Only after completing the training are they sworn in as a CASA.
How much time does it require?
Each case is different however, normally, a CASA will initially spend about ten to fifteen hours doing research and conducting interviews prior to the first court appearance (normally 30 days after being assigned the case) and another few hours writing a court report and developing recommendations. The more complicated the case, the more time. During this initial period, the CASA must be available to attend the court hearings. Once the initial case is heard, the CASA will work about 10 hours a month monitoring the case, meeting with DCFS, the school, the parents and most importantly the child.
The Churchill County Kid’s Kloset is a regional resource for the Division of Child and Family Services and the Churchill County CASA Program to use in the event that a youth in DCFS custody requires clothing (emergency or otherwise), shoes, personal hygiene items and school supplies that cannot be obtained by any other means but are necessary for their comfort, improvement of quality of life, safety, health or simply something to make their lives easier. The Kid’s Kloset is always in need of donations of new or very gently used items. Contact the Churchill County CASA office at 423-6088 ext 263 to donate new clothing/shoes or to see if you qualify for help.
(MOST) Mobile Outreach Safety Team
MOST pairs a clinical social worker with a police officer to create a skilled intervention team for persons who suffer from mental illness and are in crisis. The MOST team responds to psychiatric emergencies and maintenance check-ups on previous mental hospital patients. The intent is to reduce the imprisonment of local mentally ill citizens while simultaneously increasing the safety of the general public.
To make a non-emergency referral for MOST:
1. Call the appropriate law enforcement agency.
2. Tell dispatch you wish to make a MOST referral.
3. Provide the following:
* Your name, agency and contact information.
* Name of individual/individuals being referred.
* How the individuals can be contacted, i.e. address, phone # etc…
* Reason for the referral: remember the more detail provided the better the MOST Team will be able to maintain safety and provide adequate service.
To Protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Churchill County through integrated State, County and Community efforts.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
A countability: We perform with integrity and respect.
R esponsiveness: WE achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging out partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance Improvement.
Carson City, NV
Who We Are
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need of assistance in dealing with mental health.
What We Do
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need about mental health, mental illness, crisis and support.
We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The American Legion refers Veterans to the Veterans Affair office. The Veterans Affair office are able to provide the services below.
Veteran Services Rendered:
- Free assistance on benefits
- Benefits Calculator
- Veteran employment center
- Employment and business guidance to ease transition
- Education assistance and assistance with GI Bill
- Health services and advocacy for veterans who earned and deserve timely, high-quality care
- Personal finance tips and advice from experts who understand Veterans
- Free, accredited assistance with VA claims and appeals
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Carson City Health and Human Services
Our mission remains the same today as it has been since its founding: to assist individuals age 60+ with questions, problems, and concerns by providing assistance and access to a comprehensive range of services. These services are for Carson City residents only for now.
We offer many services at the Carson City Senior Center, including Meals on Wheels service, onsite dining, Medicare counseling, tax preparation service, blood pressure clinics, AARP driving services, senior support groups, along with our Social Work Program Manager who can help our seniors connect with the services that they need. We also have a bilingual Case Manager. We encourage you to read the service description to get a better idea what is involved and who the point of contact person is.
Blood Pressure is taken by a registered nurse on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:30am – 11:30 am.
There is no charge, however donations are accepted.
- A reading below 120/80 is considered normal, according to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.
- High blood pressure is responsible for 35% of all cardiovascular problems like heart attacks or strokes and 24% of preventable deaths.
SHIP Medicare advisors are available to answer Medicare questions, free of charge, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center on the following days:
Tuesday, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. by appointment
Thursday, 10:00 to 1:30 p.m. First-come, first served basis
The SHIP volunteer advisors can assist anyone with questions or concerns relating to Medicare and/or Medicare products. SHIP services are designed to help explain Medicare, health insurance, health service plans, and other options for financing health and long-term care services in an objective and unbiased manner that supports your independent decisions.
The counseling services are provided by SHIP-trained Volunteer Advisors who are acting in good faith to provide information about Medicare health insurance policies and benefits to you.
The State Health Insurance Assistance program (SHIP) is funded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.
There is no fee for this service.
Carson City Senior Center has a licensed Social Work Program Manager available by appointment, to assist you with any problems or concerns you may have. We also have a bilingual Case Manager available to help with your needs.
Please call the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703 to schedule an appointment with our social worker.
The Churchill County Board of Health focuses on the efforts of Churchill County, Nevada to identify, promote, and share resources directed toward health related issues that impact our community and the neighboring communities.
As a newly organized entity, we are looking forward to growth and challenges. We are actively soliciting information and input on how best to gather information, disseminate information, and be responsive to changes in community needs. Developing resources, being agile, and being accessible is part of our vision for the future.
Please feel free to be part of our team by sending input through our website or by coming to our regularly scheduled meetings.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Churchill County Public Guardian
Any individual who is stated to be in need of a guardianship maybe referred to Churchill County Social Services Department.
All individuals must have a psychological assessment before the referral is received, completed by a private individual who is medically qualified or otherwise licensed to complete such an assessment or by the State of Nevada Department of Human and Social Services by a person medically qualified or licensed to complete such an assessment.
All referrals for county guardianship must be made through the Churchill County Social Services Department. All referrals must be accompanied by as much information as possible in the following areas including any and all documentation that is available.
-Medical condition of the individual
-Doctor of the individual including doctor name, address & phone number
-Date last seen by doctor
-Names and Account numbers for all financial institutions
-Name, Address and Phone number of all relatives
-Local address and length of time where the individual has been living
-Documentation or statement to support reason for referral
- Guardian services for indigent elderly adults who are wards of the court – financial, medical, and other decisions for those who cannot make them (have been declared incompetent/unable to handle their own affairs)
- Communicate with the court
- Make purchases of their supplies
- Pay their bills
- Visit them in facility, 1X per month or more
- Referrals initiated through Shannon Ernst, Social Services
- Resident of Churchill County
- 60 years of age or up
- No other source of pay
- Doctor must sign off before application can be accepted
Meet with inmates and verify information obtained with references provided
Submit reports to the courts and attorneys to aid in determining if inmate can be released from jail with or without supervision
Supervises defendants and administers drug and alcohol tests, as needed
Provides Alcohol, House Arrest and GPS ankle monitoring
Community Services program