WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that The Children’s Cabinet, a Reno-based community service organization, received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) totaling $600,000 over a three-year period. The funding may be used to support community outreach, temporary shelter facilities, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth in Nevada.
“Youth homelessness is a critical issue, and unfortunately, one that disproportionately impacts our state,” said the Senators. “Last year, Nevada experienced the highest rate of youth homelessness in the country. This issue puts our children at risk of serious harm, and it impacts public health and safety. We are glad to see that The Children’s Cabinet has been awarded this grant funding to provide critical resources and a safe place for youth experiencing homelessness or an unstable living environment. We will continue working in Congress to protect the safety and well-being of all of Nevada’s children.”
BACKGROUND: Using this $600,000 grant, The Children’s Cabinet estimates it can provide services to 7,500 young people in Washoe County for each of the next three years.
Established in 1985, The Children’s Cabinet exists to keep children safe and families together by offering services and resources that address unmet needs. The Children’s Cabinet helps more than 12,000 families annually with a wide range of services: basic needs, child care resources, education, and work experience programs, crisis intervention, and family counseling.