Foster Kinship.

Nevada Resources

Below is a brief list of some of the available resources in Nevada that are most often needed by relative caregivers, but it is by no means exclusive. For a customized list, try our free Kinship Resource Locator Tool of call Foster Kinship at (702) 546-9988.

For a comprehensive database of all local programs and resources, call Nevada 211– just dial 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Guardianship and Legal Issues


Medical Resources

  • Medical Programs from NV Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (Medicaid, Nevada Check Up). If you are caring for a relative in your home with no parents present, you child will be eligible for Medicaid.
  • Nevada Early Intervention Services: Free for children 0-3. The best start is an early start! At anytime you can request a comprehensive evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for for early intervention developmental program offered by NEIS. (702) 486-9200. 1161 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.

Help for Seniors

Kinship Respite Care

Support Groups

  • Kinship Specific Groups
    • Clark County Kinship Caregiver Support Groups
      • 2nd Tuesday of each Month- 6:00 at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Dinner and Childcare is provided. Please call 702-546-9988 to RSVP.
      • 3rd Tuesday of each month- 1:00 PM at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Spanish speaking. Contact
      • 3rd Tuesday of each month- 6:00 PM at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Open to kinship, foster, and adoptive families.Dinner and Childcare is provided. Contact
      • 3rd Thursday of each month- 1:00 at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032 Please call 702-546-9988 to RSVP.
      • 4th Thursday of each month- 5:00 PM at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032.- Kinship Advocacy Network Meetings. Contact
    • Washoe County Kinship Caregiver Support Groups- COMING SOON!
    • Lyon County Kinship Caregiver Support Groups
      • 1st Monday of each month at 1:00 PM at Silver Springs Senior Center. Contact (775) 577-5014
      • 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM at Yerington Senior Center. Contact (775) 463-6550
      • 1st Wednesday of each mont at 1:00 PM at Fernley Senior Center. Contact (775) 575-3370
      • 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM at Dayton Senior Center. Contact (775) 246-6210
    • Nevada Kinship Caregivers (Online support group on Facebook)
  • Specialized Support Groups

Housing Assistance

Energy Assistance

Family and Foster Care Services

Clark County

Are you a relative caregiver of a child in Department of Family Services (DFS) custody? Call the Relative Foster Care Licensing Unit’s Kinship Support Program at (702) 455-7400.

Washoe County

Rural Nevada

Parenting Classes

NV Division of Welfare and Supportive Services

Food Assistance

Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers provide case management, information, and referrals for individuals and families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family.  FRCs collaborate with other agencies, schools, faith- based organizations and government agencies to assist families to obtain needed services.  FRCs emphasize community based, collaborative services that are culturally competent, accessible, and flexible. To find your FRC, enter your information into the Kinship Resource Locator Tool.