Reno Restaurants Helping with COVID-19

Donate Here: Please support the daily volunteer meal providers and local restaurants through this campaign. Many of our volunteers are in groups vulnerable to COVID-19 and we want to maintain their work until it is safe for them to return to their service while also helping small businesses in our community. Meal Providers For over […] Read more »


The worst part of this work has always been not being believed or taken seriously when conveying the experiences of our neighbors outside. I’m so tired of trying to convince people that not only is it as bad as I am explaining, it’s worse. -RISE Case Manager, March 23, 2020 RISE is still operating with […] Read more »

Winter Survival 2019-2020

Compassion for our Neighbors Project   Please donate supplies through our Amazon List or look through the other ways to help below. 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. […] 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

This page orients you to RISE and is a quick resource to find what you need. Tools Zoom Meeting: HERE We use GroupMe – Please create an account and we will add you to the relevant team boards by phone number. Group me boards are for quick communication and you do not need to read […] 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 »