Winter Survival 2019-2020

Compassion for our Neighbors Project Job loss, disability, and hard times can happen to anyone. Hundreds of our community members will be without warm shelter this winter. RISE believes that everyone has the ability to recover and overcome difficult times. Please join our initiative to promote hope by donating/collecting emergency winter supplies for our neighbors. […] Read more »

Life Sustaining Activities

(775) 334-2001 – “Mayor Schieve, I am calling to request that you remove item D1 from the City Council’s agenda. Homelessness is not a crime. It is a crisis that needs real, workable solutions.” On July 24th, the city of Reno is going to discuss opposing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Only the City […] Read more »

Amazon Donation Wish List

Donate: HERE The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) is currently in need of hygiene and survival item donations. We distribute these to approximately 1,000 of our neighbors each month. Our Amazon wish list shows the kind of items we need. If you purchase from Amazon, they will ship directly to us. If you […] Read more »

Team Resources

Zoom Meeting: HERE RISE board meetings and face to face communication with Staff, Volunteers, Interns doing casework and advocacy Easiest Property Ownership Search Tool Washoe County GIS: HERE Student Note: Feel free to find government meetings to attend. Please write and send us a short blurb to count them for hours Things to write about. […] Read more »

2019 Warming Center Call to Action

Call your representatives, churches, and leaders to demand a temporary warming center Please call multiple numbers Reno Direct: (775)-334-4636 Sparks Emergency Management: (775) 353-1633 RPD: (775) 334-2677 Northern Nevada American Red Cross: (775) 856-1000 Your Church Sparks City Manager: (775) 353-2310 Washoe County: (775) 328-2003 What is Needed A convenient accessible location in Sparks and one in West Reno […] Read more »