Resources Noted During Aug. HCC Meeting

During Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ monthly meetings, those attending share many useful resources and event updates. Below is a list of some of the resources noted during HCC’s August 2020 meeting. The next meeting, via Zoom, is at 9am on September 10.

Completely free. Register at the link at the bottom of the poster.

Opportunity Alliance Nevada may offer another Bridges Out of Poverty training later this year. Contact them if you are interested in being on their registration list.

If you’re with a school or group that would like to help encourage students to walk or bicycle to school, contact Kelly Norman, Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinator at 283-7525

If you answer “Yes” to the following questions, you may be eligible for the CARES Housing Assistance Program (also known as CHAP) and should proceed with your application.
Are you experiencing a reduction in or loss of income due to COVID-19?
Are you currently delinquent on your rent payments or do you anticipate falling behind on rent payments in the future?
Are you a resident of one of the 15 counties we serve?: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, White Pine. Follow this link for further information:
During the Healthy Communities meeting attorney Drew Wheaton of Nevada Legal Services gave updates on eviction law in Nevada with relation to ongoing changes due to COVID-19. Nevada Legal Services is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans in all counties. Donna McDonald at the Yerington NLS office organizes “Ask a Lawyer Clinics” 3 days a month for family law matters: divorce, custody, child support, etc. For more information, email her at
If you missed author and school climate specialist Michelle Trujillo’s presentation at Healthy Communities’ Aug. 8, 2020 meeting, you can find out more about strategies and ideas she has developed at her website, or you can read her book “Start With the Heart.” She writes that, “you can build an empathetic school culture that promotes genuine acceptance of one another, an appreciation for diversity, and an intrinsic desire to contribute and grow academically—a school environment that is inviting, positive, and engaging!” Website:
Here is the link for the Lyon County Human Services Provider Referral. If there is anyone in the Lyon County area who needs support/resources, follow this link to refer them:
Call the Connecting Lyon County Resource Line and talk with someone local who can refer you to any resources you may be searching for: housing, food, social connections, dental, medical, mental health, substance use recovery, counseling, community gardens, etc. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. Phone number is: 1(855)592-6628

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