Our Place

Our Place is on the corner of 21st St. and Glendale Ave.


Our Place is the new women and family shelter

RISE and Washoe County are partnering to run this emergency shelter.

Through almost a decade of working with our neighbors who live outside, we have found that they are capable, resourceful, creative, and resilient people. Life is about living, not just surviving and we recognize that when individuals are trusted and invested in, they thrive. Our clients tend to meet and exceed their goals by building trusting relationships, investing time and energy, and strongly advocating.

Moving indoors can be an isolating and lonely experience, this is why RISE will offer wrap-around services in order to assist those facing daunting transitions. We are not just providers, we are a team of individuals who walk the path with our clients. Staff, peers, volunteers, and the client’s support network all bring healing and unity to achieve hope. Our model is a collaboration with peer-led services. We are compassion driven, and outcome-based with a focus on long-term housing solutions that fit the needs of individuals. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger and embrace human uniqueness. Rather than seeking to build a program that pushes people to adapt, we collaborate to build responsive interventions.

Our Place will be more than a bed; it will be a second home. Guests will find themselves in a place where they and their families have a therapeutic place to heal at their own pace.

Donation Requests

  • Sleepsacks/Pacifiers
  • Pack n plays/pack n play sheets
  • Diapers/formula/wipes
  • Bed-in-a-bags (new) full & twin sets – adult, child sets – mainly twin 
  • Mattress covers/protectors
  • Pillows
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Hygienic items

Job Announcements

Over the next few months, RISE will hire about 50 full and part-time positions to staff Our Place 24/7. Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@renoinitiative.org

Read and Download the Job Descriptions