Housing and Small Business Stability
On March 25, 2020, the United States Congress passed an aid-package that is intended to provide substantial economic assistance to businesses, individuals, and families throughout the nation, as well as a temporary suspension of eviction and foreclosure actions or proceedings. This will give Nevadans and businesses facing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic a grace period to obtain financial assistance made available through this extensive aid-package, as well as others, while allowing them to maintain essential stability in housing and business establishments.
Declaration of Emergency Directive 008 - Evictions
CCSD Food Sites
CCSD will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during school closures. Student food distribution pods will be set up at 36 schools located throughout the valley from 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Parents and guardians will now be able to pick up meals for their children without their child/children present.
For more information and a full list of CCSD meal sites, please visit https://sites.google.com/nv.ccsd.net/covid-19updates/
Three Square Emergency Food Distribution Sites
In an effort to serve as many people as possible, Three Square has collaborated with select agency partners and volunteers located in key regions throughout the valley who will be assisting with the distribution of food at 43 emergency food distribution sites.
The emergency food distribution sites – which have various dates of operation and distribution times – were chosen to maximize coverage and food distribution across Southern Nevada. The sites are located at: 21 CCSD school sites (in addition to the 15 sites CCSD confirmed that will serve breakfast and lunch); three Station Casinos properties, including Palace Station, Sunset Station and Boulder Station; 10 Just One Project LDS Church sites; and nine of Three Square’s local agency partners.
For a complete list of Three Square’s emergency food distribution sites and hours of operation, visit https://www.threesquare.org/help. This map will be updated in real-time, ensuring the most current information is available.
To focus its efforts entirely on emergency food distribution in response to COVID-19, Three Square has suspended normal food distribution to agency partners, with the exception of those included as part of the emergency food distribution model.
Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund
The economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to increase the need for food assistance in Southern Nevada in the coming days and weeks. As a result, Three Square has created the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, which will allow the nonprofit to remain nimble in its daily response and quickly respond to those affected by quarantines, school closures and economic hardships. For more information about volunteer opportunities or donating to the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, visit threesquare.org or call 702 644-3663.
Food Resources for Seniors
Three Square remains committed to assisting seniors. Those 60 years of age and older who need food assistance are encouraged to call 702 765-4030 Monday-Friday between 9am and 5 pm, where they will speak with a caring Advocate to determine which program, service or resource is best for them. Advocates can also assess seniors for SNAP and provide information on nearby pantries that are dedicated to seniors, or home delivery for those in need.
Just One Project Pantry
The Just One Project Pantry is open weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only to serve ONLY seniors 60+ in need of food. To make an appointment call 702-462-2253 or visit https://thejustoneproject.org/senior-food-market#dc127ba5-e162-426d-852f-afaea223800a
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare assistance, Energy assistance
Apply online https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page
Call: (702) 426-4900
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Food Assistance
SNAP is a federally funded program designed to help low income families buy nutritious food from authorized retailers, also known as "Food Stamps."
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Cash Assistance
TANF is designed to provide temporary cash assistance for needy families to care for dependent children in their own homes or in the homes of relative caregivers. TANF provides financial and support services such as childcare, transportation, and other services to low income families with children.
Medicaid - Medical Assistance
The Medicaid Program is a federal program administered by the state. Its purpose is to help meet the cost of medical services for individuals receiving public assistance payments, and individuals and families with low income.
Child Care Assistance
The Child Care Program assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining childcare so they can work. Other services include resource and referral for parents seeking childcare and consumer information on the aspects of quality childcare. Resource and referral services are available to all Nevada families at no cost.
Energy Assistance (EAP)
The “Energy Assistance Program” provides a supplement to assist qualifying low-income Nevadans with the cost of home energy. Applications are evaluated year-round or until funding is exhausted. Eligible households receive an annual, one-time per year benefit customarily paid directly to their energy provider(s).
Child Support Enforcement Program
Nevada’s CSEP provides five basic services to both TANF and non-TANF families. They are 1) parent location; 2) establishing paternity for children born outside of marriage; 3) establishing financial and medical support orders; 4) enforcing support orders; and 5) collecting and distributing support payments. In providing these services, the birthrights of children are established, support is secured for children missing one or both parents, and the burden on Nevada taxpayers is reduced by offsetting the need for public assistance.
Click in: https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page to apply for benefits
Click in: https://dwss.nv.gov/ DWSS Website
Call in: https://dwss.nv.gov/Contact/Welfare/ to reach call center
One-Stop Career Center
For Telephone or Online Application Only
6330 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 822-4200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3405 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 486-0100
2827 Las Vegas Blvd N, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 486-0200
4500 E Sunset Rd #40, Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 486-0300
Apply online: http://ui.nv.gov/home.htm
UI Telephone: 702-486-0350 or 888-890-8211
• Username/Password Reset (ONLY): 702-486-3293
Curbside Coronavirus Testing
Beginning March 24, UNLV will be offering free curbside coronavirus testing by appointment only. For those looking to be tested, you must meet the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. To find out if you qualify for testing guidelines, contact 702-583-4408 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm.
HELPFUL TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social Distancing Alone
Use real time video apps to stay in touch with friends and family.
Set up a virtual game nights with friends.
Watch movies with friends in real time using a movie app.
Take this time to start or finish a home improvement project you've been putting off.
Enjoy your favorite hobby and start new ones.
Learn or improve skills such as cooking, sewing, or painting.
Spring clean your home.
Exercise outside while maintaining a six feet of distance between yourself and others.
Curl up and read a good book.
Social Distancing with Kids
Maintain a schedule
Consistent routines and rules help create order and structure your day. Things go more smoothly when you and your child know what to expect. Choose a wake up time and bed time, then choose your meal times. In between these times, schedule time for educational activities or online schooling, fun activities, chores, outside time, and snacks.
Daily Schedule Example
| Time of Day
|| Wake up
| 7:30 am
|| Eat breakfast
| 8am- 8:30am
|| Educational activities
|| Outside time
|| Eat lunch
|| Fun activities
|| Educational activities
|| Outside time
|| Eat Dinner
|| Family time
|| Bed time for younger children
|| Bed time for older children
Activities for children
100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures
50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids
Celebrating a birthday while practicing social distancing
Kids might not understand why they can't have a birthday party, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate. Here are some tips on how to celebrate a birthday while practicing social distancing.
- Decorate your house with streamers and balloons.
- Bake a cake or order one at a local bakery for curbside pick up. Don't forget the candles!
- Ask friends and family to mail gifts to your address. When your child opens the gifts, video chat with the giver so they can share in the gift opening experience and your child's excitement. (Remember, you don't have to open all the gifts at once and can spread it out over time.)
- Let your child choose what you do for the day.
- Cook your child's favorite meal or order it from their favorite restaurant for curbside pick up.
- If weather permits, go for a special birthday walk around the block or a trip to the park.
- Make thank you cards