If you’ve lost your job, or money is tight, it's O.K. to ask for help. There are a number of organizations in Nevada ready to lend a helping hand when you need one.
Do you need healthcare or health insurance?
Is a program which allows you to sign up for health insurance that is in part paid for by the government. There is also a similar program called CHIP that is just for children.
When you're ready to enroll:
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Are facilities that can provide you medical services, even if you don’t have health insurance, have little money, or are not a U.S. citizen. The price you are charged for care depends on how much you can pay.
Do you need help with food?
The SNAP program helps people buy food by providing them with a card that can be used to help pay for certain groceries. This program used to be called “Food Stamps.”
WIC helps women who are pregnant or who have recently had a child with food, breastfeeding, and other services. WIC also helps children up to 5 years old.
There are many food banks across Nevada. These provide groceries to people in need for free. Some are open every day, but some are only open one or two days a week.You can find a list of Nevada food banks here.
Do you need help with child care?
Is your family in need of financial assistance?
Access Nevada is a web site where you can see what services are available to you from the State of Nevada. It includes a tool that will help you know if you qualify for State assistance. If you qualify, you can apply for benefits online.
To get started with Access Nevada:
- Visit the Access Nevada website
- If you live in Southern Nevada, you can call 702-486-1646
- If you live in Northern Nevada, you can call 775-684-7200
Nevada 211 is a free service run by the State that connects people with agencies near them that can:
- Help you find temporary housing during a crisis
- Help pay your rent
- Help pay your utility bills
- Help you find an affordable place to live
- Help you find a food pantry
- Help you apply for SNAP (food stamps)
- Help you find child care
- Help you pay for child care
You can contact Nevada 211 by: