NV Legislature 2021

The 81st Session of the Nevada State Legislature Volunteers at the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality are maintaining this calendar and educational page for the Nevada State Legislature. The legislative session begins on February 1st. As a 501c3, the org may provide information on the bill topics, research for lawmakers, educate people about how to participate, […] Read more »

June 1 RISE Presentation

Update June 22 Watch on Facebook: HERE 30 minute recording about RISE and our Safe Camp Proposal A conversation for our community Our SafeCamp proposal has been on the agenda to present to both city councils and county commissioners since February of this year but keeps getting rescheduled or postponed due to these challenging times. […] Read more »

Reno Restaurants Helping with COVID-19

Donate Here: We are starting a new campaign to help small business leaders and help people who don’t have enough access to food. Over a dozen groups prepare and serve free hot meals every day. This important work has continued with safety precautions and grab-n-go meals, but many of our volunteers are older and at […] Read more »


Please stay home if you are sick and message us if you were signed up to serve a meal, work a shift, or other activity. Please refer to our Health Department and local hospital releases to find the best practices to prevent the spread of COVID. RISE is still operating with modifications. We will update […] 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 »

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 »