Casa de Vida works to put women in touch with the resources that they need for their pregnancies and beyond. If you are in need of community assistance please contact Casa de Vida directly at (775)329-1070, online at, or by email to . Additionally, the RYN Reno Youth Network is a community-wide You’N-I initiative to help homeless, runaway, unattached, and aging-out-of-foster care youth ages 12 to 24 in Reno.  Access RYN resources at


Medical & Dental

Renown Pregnancy Center:

  • Prenatal care for low income women. Sliding fee scale. Medicaid accepted.

Children’s Behavioral Services: 2665 Enterprise Rd.; 688-1600

  • Counseling for families with children, day treatment, and social skills programs.
  • In home therapy counseling for early childhood and infant mental health.

HAWC (Health Access Washoe County): 1005 S. Wells; Reno (main location) 329-6300 or 324-2599 (Fourth St. Location); 825-6702 (Dental South)

  • Primary and preventative health services offered on a sliding fee pay scale.  Some dental services.

Nevada Check-Up: 1000 E. Williams; Carson City; 684-3777 or 1(877) 543-7669

  • Low cost health care coverage to low-income children (through age 18).

Nevada Medicaid (through welfare office): 3697 Kings Row; Reno; 684-7200

  • Health care coverage to low-income people who qualify.

Northern NV Early Intervention Services: 2667 Enterprise Rd.; 688-1341

  • Evaluation and services for children with special medical and developmental needs.

Orvis Nursing Center: 401 W. Second St.; Reno; 327-5000

  • Community and primary health care for men, women and children. Sliding fee scale.

St. Mary’s Neil J. Redford Clinic: 3915 Neil Rd.; Reno; 770-3780

  • Primary health care and prevention for children and adults. Sliding fee scale.

Sun Valley’s Children’s Clinic: 5295 Sun Valley Blvd.; Sun Valley; 674-5437

  • Primary health care and prevention for children and adults. Sliding fee scale.

Teen Health Mall at Washoe County District Health Department: 1001 E. 9th St.; Reno, NV; 328-2470

  • Pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, birth control, STD testing & treatment and wellness exams.

UNR Family Medicine Center: 784-1533

  • Primary and prenatal services on a sliding fee scale.  Many insurance plans accepted.


Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Crisis Pregnancy Center: 200 Brinkby Ave.; Reno, NV; 826-5144

  • Why Wait Program: Abstinence education.

Washoe County District Health Department: 1001 E. 9th St.; Reno, NV; 325-8244 (Kelli Seals)

  • Somebody Else’s Shoes: Single session workshop including education and stories by pregnant/parenting teen speakers.
  • Positive Choices, Positive Futures: Single session workshop for parents. Covers teen development and talking about sexuality.


Adoption Services

Catholic Community Services: 322-7073

LDS Family Services: (800) 877-6736

State of Nevada: 688-2600

Premier Adoption Agency: 702-346-4922


School & Tutoring & Day Care

Children’s Cabinet: 1090 S. Rock Blvd.; Reno; 856-6200 (Jessica Skidmore)

  • Tutoring.

Cyesis: 777 W. 2nd St.; Reno; 333-5150

  • Washoe County School District program for pregnant and parenting teen girls. Offers credits and child care.

I Can Do Anything (ICDA) Charter High School: 857-1544

  • Charter school for teens.

Job Corps: 5005 Echo Ave.; Reno; 972-5627

  • Education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16-24.

Team A: 981 Bible Way; 323-8555

  • Charter school for high school students.
  • Offers daycare and home based learning.

TMCC Re-entry Program: 829-9041

  • College education for special populations (including parenting teens)

Washoe High School: 777 W. 2nd St.; Reno; 333-5150

  • Credits and GED studies. Evening classes available. Some childcare offered.

Washoe County School District Even Start Family Literacy Program: 820 15th St.; Reno; 333-3523

  • Education for parents working on a H.S. diploma, GED and/or English classes.  Also helps with childcare placement and parenting classes. Call for more information and eligibility.

Children’s Cabinet:  1090 S. Rock Blvd. –Child care subsidies for qualifying individuals, 856-6200


JOIN:  Provides job training, placement testing and GED preparation-785-6106

Morrison University:  850-0700

Career College of Northern Nevada:  323-8555

Nevada Career Academy:  348-7200


Emotional Support & Counseling

Casa de Vida: 1290 Mill St; Reno; 329-1070 (Paula Crandell)

  • Individual, family and group counseling for pregnant teens.
  • Parenting and educational classes and assistance in completing education and finding resources.

Children’s Cabinet: 1090 S. Rock Blvd.; Reno; 856-6200

  • Counseling for families and youth.

Family Resource Centers: 353-5563 in Reno; 353-5733 in Sparks and 674-4411 in Sun Valley.

  • Community resources, parenting classes and more.

Family Counseling Services: 575 E. Plumb Ln.; Reno; 322-6557

  • Counseling and services for general mental health, addictions, families, parents, and sexual abuse. Sliding fee scale and many insurance plans accepted.

Teen MOPS: Meetings held at Grace Church on Robb Dr. Reno; 787-5030

  • Support group for pregnant and parenting teens.  Meets twice a month.

Washoe County Adoption Services: 337-4400 (ask to speak with an adoption worker)

  • Information and assistance with adoptions.
  • There are other adoption services in Northern Nevada – ask for more information.


Mentoring Groups

Young Lives: PO Box 5390; Sparks, NV; 356-2999

  • “Club” ministries offer support and guidance to Reno/Sparks teen moms.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters:  352-3202

Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club:  9th St=331-3605  Neil=828-3940

In-Home Visits

Apple Seeds: 333-5086

  • Home visiting services.

Early Head Start: 401 W. 2nd St.; Reno; 327-5100

  • Services include home visits, screenings, support & referral, and childcare.

Washoe County District Health Department: 1001 E. 9th St.; Reno, NV; 328-2628

  • Provides home visits by public health nurses. Offers information and support.

Children’s Cabinet: 1090 S. Rock Blvd.; Reno; 856-6200 (Jessica Skidmore)

  • Program helps pay for costs of childcare.

Early Head Start: 401 W. 2nd St.; Reno; 327-5100

  • Services include home visits, screenings, support & referral, and childcare.

Washoe County School District Hug Early Learning Center: 2880 Sutro St; Reno; 327-5631

  • Childcare.  Also offers parenting classes and support.


Legal Services

Second judicial District Court State of NV Washoe County: 1 S. Sierra (1st floor); Reno 325-6731

  • Family Self Help Center: Info on family court and Nevada law, including child support, visitation, paternity & more.

Washoe Legal Services: 650 Tahoe St.; Reno; 329-2727

  • Provides free legal services and representation to low-income residents.

McGee Center:  856-4600

Youth Parole:  688-1421

Jan Evans:  325-7800

Renown Pregnancy Center: 982-5640


Employment & Drug Assistance

JOIN: 336-5400; 1675 E. Prater Way #103

  • Resource center for job placement.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Al-Anon/Alateen:  348-7103

  • Counseling and assistance for family members and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 355-1151

  • Support for those recovering from alcohol addictions.

The Bridge Center: 857-2999

  • Adolescent substance abuse therapy, counseling and family support.
  • After school mentoring program, drug testing and juvenile drug court services.

Narcotics Anonymous: 322-4811

  • Support for those recovering from drug addictions.

Step Two: 787-9411

  • Substance abuse treatment program; special program for women and mothers.

Quest: 3500 Lakeside Ct., Suite 101; 786-6880

  • Substance abuse and mental health programs for adolescents.

New Frontiers (Fallon)  (775) 423-1412

Northstar Program:  Provides detox & outpatient drug and alcohol treatment-329-4047

Vitality Center (Elko):  (775) 738-8004


Food, Shelter & Utilities

CAAW (Committee to Aid Abused Women): 329-4150

  • Emergency shelter, transportation, food and clothes for abused women.
  • Counseling and legal support and referrals.

Casa de Vida: 1290 Mill St; Reno; 329-1070

  • Provides a temporary home for pregnant teens.
  • Transitional housing for teen mothers.

Catholic Community Services: 322-7073

  • Services for those in need include food, housing, and clothes.

Energy Assistance Program: 1090 E. 8th St., Reno; 786-6023

  • Assistance with energy costs for low-income population.

Food Bank of Northern Nevada: 331-3663

  • Monthly food assistance (food box) with Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Food Stamps (through welfare office): 3697 Kings Row, Reno; 684-7200 (main office).

  • Welfare program that provides monthly help with food (debit card-like system to buy food).

Kids Café: 331-3663

  • Free meals to kids ages 1-18 living in low-income neighborhoods.

Project Restart – STARS program; 324-2622

  • One time assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments or apartment deposit.

Reno Sparks Gospel Mission: 323-0386

  • Services for the homeless and needy, includes beds, housing, food and clothes.

SAFE: Contact Sierra Pacific to qualify; 834-4444

  • One-time assistance with energy assistance (winter months only).

WIC (Women, Infants and Children); 1-800 -8- NEV-WIC

  • Food assistance for pregnant & recently pregnant women, infants and children up until age 5.

Faith House:  348-2619

Family Promise:  284-5566

Nevada Rural Housing:  (800) 426-6232

Reno Housing Authority:  329-6023- 18 years of age and above.


Emergency Situations

Crisis Call Center: 784-8090 or 1-800-992-5757

  • Confidential and free number to call in crisis situations.

Safe Place: 1-800-536-4588 or 358-7233

  • Can ask for help for any unsafe situation, including alcohol and drug issues, family problems, thoughts of suicide, running away, being bullied or domestic violence.

Casa de Vida:

▪     Emergency diapers, clothing & formula every three months/bring picture ID.


Things To Do:

Boys and Girls Club – Teen Center locations at 9th St. in Reno (331-3605) and in Sun Valley (674-8484)

  • Fun and exciting activities for teen members 13-18 years old.

Washoe County Library – various locations throughout Reno and Sparks; 327-8300 (Downtown library)

  • Computer use and Web access, fun activities and books.