Information for Community Members

Learn about local opportunities to keep you and your family healthy, involved, and aware of issues facing our communities.
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Commodity Supplemental Food Program - Federal nutrition program from the State of Nevada works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people age 60 years and older. Distribution information is available online here.

Food Distribution Program (Food Bank) - Human Services partners with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to provide monthly non-perishable food distribution in each of the four primary Lyon County communities. Applications are available at each location and Lyon County Human Services. 

  • Fernley – Living Faith Community Fellowship -115 W. Main St. Fernley, NV 89408 (775) 575-0670
  • Silver Springs - Silver Springs Christian Center 3250 Hwy 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429 (775) 577-2456
  • Yerington – Boys and Girls Club – 124 N. Main St., Yerington, NV 89447 (775) 463-2334

 

Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services – Provides food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and Medicaid. Welfare/Medicaid Application available online here. 

 

  • Dayton: 2533 N. Carson St. #200, Carson City, NV 89701. (775) 684-0800
  • Fernley: 460 W. Main Street, #109 & 110, Fernley, NV  89408. Phone: (775) 575-1703
  • Silver Springs: 1075 Pyramid Street, Silver Springs, NV  89429. Phone: (775) 577-5009
  • Yerington: 215 W. Bridge Street #6, Yerington, NV 89447 (775) 463-3028

 

Women Infants Children (WIC) - Women, Infants, and Children is a program designed to improve the health of Nevada women, infants, and children who are eligible for the program by providing supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and other health and social services. Additional information can be found here

Apply in person at the nearest WIC office. Call for office hours.

  • Dayton - 170 Pike Street, Dayton, NV 89403              (775) 246-6326
  • Fernley - 460 W. Main Street, #109 & 110, Fernley, NV 89408 (775) 835-6221
  • Silver Springs - 2840 Hwy 95A, Suite 6, P.O. Box 1141 Silver Springs, NV 89429 (775) 577-0904
  • Yerington - 26 Nevin Way, Yerington, NV 89447          (775) 463-6583


Clothing

Community Thrift Stores

  • Dayton- Threads & Things, 80 Shady Ln (775) 246-2466
  • Fernley- Fernley Community Thrift Store, 878 Hwy 95 A (775)835-0202
  • Silver Springs- Silver Springs Thrift Store, 2965 Ft. Churchill Rd.
  • Yerington- 
    • The Attic, 33 Hwy 95A North (775) 463-7891
    • Amy’s, 710 Amy St. (775) 463-9113
    • Old Green House, 400 N. Main St. A, (775) 463-4466
    • Museum Thrift Shop – 119 N. Main, (775) 463-4944
     






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