Team Resources

This page orients you to RISE and is a quick resource to find what you need.

Zoom Rooms:


  • 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 every message.
    • Google Shared Drives: we will add you to the relevant program folders
  • Map Data: Washoe County GIS: HERE
  • Gear RISE (Public Calendar): HERE
    • Events and meetings that RISE is hosting or following.
  • Reno Sparks Resource List: In the Shared Drives
  • Doodle Poles
    • Please complete scheduling poles within 12 hours so that meeting times can be set in advance.
  • Google Group Listserves
  • We have two zoom accounts
    1. Human Resources
      • RISE and OP rooms
    2. RISE Housing
      • Volunteers Room


RISE Committees

  • Executive Committee
    • Last Thur of the month @6PM
    • Makes the RISE Budget contingent on funding obligations
    • Consensus-based & Inclusive
    • Brings needs and ideas
  • Resident Advisory Board
    • Meets on Friday
  • Steering Committee
    • Brings mentorship and community resources to RISE staff and programs
  • Donations Committee
    • Performs Needs Assessment
    • Maintains donation procedures and communication
  • Fundraising Committee
    • Publishes needs identified by the other committees
    • Hosts events


Daily Meal Providers

  • The E. Fourth Rest Stop
    • New Daily Meal Calendar
    • RISE is not the only provider. We help with logistics but each group is autonomous.
    • Provider facebook group: HERE
    • Link: HERE
    • Shared Documents for the 4th St Rest Stop: HERE

Student Note:

  • We have 7 interns working 10 to 15 hours per week
  • Feel free to find government meetings to attend. Please write and send us a short blurb to count them for hours
    • Government meetings often cancel or reschedule so always verify the meeting at the link before attending
    • Things to write about. How the meeting impacts social services, emergency preparedness, or housing
    • Dynamics between officials
    • How women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people living outside, and others from oppressed groups are treated.
    • Who is making decisions that are implemented?
  • Training Workshops are open to students.
    • RSVP for scheduled opportunities and let us know topics you are interested in and you can recruit trainers that will bring new ideas.

Gear RISE & Meals(Public Calendar)

Click the blue plus sign to add one of these calendars to your account. Setup is not designed for mobile devices.

Email Jay to add items to this quick access page:

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
  • There are about 200 people who are in need
  • Facilities that could house 80-100 would be ideal
  • Pet friendly policies to keep pets on site

There was devastating frostbite from nights like these in 2017. Proceed with caution to the following public document that addresses a situation and includes pictures of the injuries: link.

We need a church, community center, or school to act now. The shelters are full, the shelter hallways are full, the shelter staircases are full. Regional leaders must open a temporary warming center. People have been soaked for days and will die.

Severe weather impacts our homelessness populations more than ever with the affordable housing crisis.

Feb 15, 2019, 4:20 PM 

Hello wonderful community members,

This weather is so worrisome due to the rain, snow, and below freezing temperatures. It reminds me of previous winters where we saw people lose limbs and lives. In fact, yesterday was the anniversary of my friend’s loss of his legs due to frostbite.

I know that in most communities with harsh winters, community organizations and churches often open to provide a space for neighbors living outside to dry off and be warm for the evening. Some provide mats and blankets, others do not. Many nearby towns provide warming shelters to ensure lives and limbs are salvaged. I am reaching out to you all to gauge the interest of local congregations in opening your spaces to host vulnerable individuals who may perish in this extreme weather. I urge you to speak with your clergy and fellow parishioners to see if there are opportunities to help. Please let me know.

Be well,

Lisa Lee