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.
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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.
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Sierra Sage Region of Narcotics Anonymous primarily concerns itself with the nature of recovery. If you are an addict, please give yourself a break and use it.If you have a problem with drugs or you are questioning whether or not you are an addict, please attend one of their meetings so you can hear other people’s experience, strength, and hope with overcoming addiction through recovery in Narcotics Anonymous.
They also offer online chatrooms and phone meetings in the case you are unable to attend one of their meetings.
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
New Frontier Treatment Center
- 24 hour emergency number (775) 427-4040
- Drug & Alcohol treatment (775) 423-1412
- 28 bed program
- Mental health issues
- Co-occurring disorders
- Issues uncomfortable seeking help for
- Treat Children, Youth, and Families
- Child welfare cases
- Residential gambling program
- Federals funds, state funds, grants, donations
- Primary health, mental health, and substance abuse health
- Medication Management
- 24/7 food pantry – emergency (775) 427-4040
- Infant and toddler supplies
- Thursday Adolescent Group – 12-17 years of age – Free of charge
- Emergency hot meals
- Family communication drug/violence program
- Partner with DCFS and the Police Department to adopt a family at Christmas
- Screenings for Alcohol Awareness Week (April) at CCHS and CCJH
- Limited money for transportation
- Grant for school clothing and shoes
- Bi-lingual services
- “Rooms for Ruth”
Fernley, Nevada 89408
Access to Health Care
- Call center screening
- Non-profit medical discount program
- Federal poverty level 100-250%
- Provide services to those who fall in gaps
- Pay to participate – membership fee – Family – $770/yr
- Screen to determine if other agencies can help
- Ryan White program to help those with HIV/AIDS
- Women’s health – 40 years +
- Grants and independent funding
- Pregnancy program – flat fee – $2,000 (Estimate) – pre-natal and delivery
- Grants to help with screenings – cancer
- Dental/Vision program
- Phone enrollments for rural residents
- Require proof of income or letter from employer, utility bill, picture ID
- Ship – Medicare counseling
- NV checkup applications
A trusted Nevada non-profit organization
Access to Healthcare Network (AHN) is a non-profit providing over 200,000 Nevadans with access to healthcare services annually. Since 2006, AHN has been developing services that help individuals, families, and organizations manage healthcare effectively and affordably.¡Hablamos Español!
Please visit our ‘Services for Individuals and Families’ page by clicking here to learn more about how we can get you access to health.
Examples of programs we offer are:
– Not everyone will qualify for ObamaCare, which is why AHN offers a Medical Discount Program. This program is not insurance, it’s assurance. . . to assure that uninsured and under-insured individuals and families get access to medical treatment at a greatly reduced price. It is the only program of its kind licensed with the State of Nevada Division of Insurance. This is also a great healthcare resource for undocumented immigrants.
AHN also offers programs like Women’s Health Connection, the Nevada Colorectal Cancer Control Program, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part B Program, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) (both of which provide Medicare info and counseling). To those who qualify, these programs offer free preventive care, like mammograms and colon cancer screenings, as well as provide financial help and access to other health resources in Nevada.
Please call 1-877-385-2345 (toll free) if you or someone in your family is in need of one of these programs.
952 S. Maine St.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Aging and Disability Resource Center – Nevada’s Care Connection
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevada’s elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs.
The Aging and Disability Services Division offers the following types of programs:
Reno, Nevada 89406
American Home Companion
American Home Companion, Inc. takes great pride in the work we do. As a top-notch in-home personal care service provider, we give seniors the freedom to continue living well in the comfort of their own homes. We give the disabled a smiling face to smile back at. We give both the young and young-at-heart hope for a better life. And we give our clients and their families peace of mind—perhaps our greatest achievement.
In your quest for the best non-medical in-home care for you or your loved one, we are confident that you’ll find the superior care, trustworthiness and utter compassion you seek in American Home Companion, Inc.
- Non-skilled help with laundry, prescriptions, shopping, etc.
- Serve Gardnerville, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs, Reno, Carson
- Caregivers needed
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Locally owned and operated
- Durable medical equipment
- Oxygen LOX (Medicare)
- 24/7 care
- Referral forms
- Patient assessment
- Personal Care Assistants
- Private clients accepted
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Banner Community Hospital
- Referrals to local agencies
- Thrift store available
- Financial assistance program
- Case-worker to facilitate referrals to resources
- Host community awareness events
Visiting Banner Churchill Community Hospital
At Banner Churchill Community Hospital, we want to provide you with a patient experience that is unsurpassed in clinical quality and service. We encourage patients and families to be involved in all aspects of your care and treatment.
We believe that family and friends play an important part in a patient’s recovery, and we encourage visits with patients. From 2 to 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. we ask all guests to honor our patient quiet time. This is to allow our patients sleep and healing time.
We are pleased to offer guest wireless services to our patients and their family. Your own laptop or electronic device is needed. Hospital computers are not available for this use.
Patients, guests and their families can get a meal in the cafeteria. Snacks and beverages are available from vending machines also located in the cafeteria.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Fallon, Nevada is an organization that operates year round serving women of the community who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy. The center’s services include pregnancy tests, education, verification, option counseling, parenting and life skills classes, adoption counseling and abortion education. The Care Net Pregnancy Center with the hope of other resources makes sure a client receives everything she may need in this very stressful time.
Our goal of reaching young woman who are facing unplanned pregnancies with education and information of all options may allow her to make the best decision regarding her pregnancy and begin prenatal care immediately. If there are obstacles she faces and feels they are causing a stressful pregnancy, through the Care Net Pregnancy Center’s ongoing support, guidance, as well as referral resources and help with her practical needs, her decision may become easier to reach.
Our center can offer you the following services free and confidential:
- Pregnancy Tests
- Option Counseling
- Pregnancy Verification
- Resource Referrals
- Earn While You Learn Parenting program
- Adoption Information
- Abortion Information and Education
- Pre-Abortion and Post-Abortion counseling