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
- Guardianship Resources – Foster Kinship’s complete explanation and summary of guardianship resources for Clark County, NV residents, including links to guardianship forms.
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: Provides free guardianship classes and a process to apply for free legal assistance filing guardianship. Application required, income restrictions. Please visit their website for more information.
- Nevada Legal Services
- Nevada Guardianship FAQ
- Nevada Schools and District Information
- Clark County School District
- Washoe County School District
- Special Education Services- Clark County- Child Find (Age 3-21)
- Enrolling children in school with no custody: CCSD Title 1 Hope Caregiver Authorization Form: Caregiver Authorization Form (1) (4)
- 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
- East Valley Family Services- Senior Respite Program (55+, proof of custody required): Receive up to 8 hours of reimbursed childcare per month.
- Clark County Kinship Caregiver Support Groups- 2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032. Dinner and Childcare is provided. Please call 702-546-9988 to RSVP.
- Washoe County Kinship Caregiver Support Groups- COMING SOON!
- Nevada Kinship Caregivers (Online support group on Facebook)
- Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) (for people who have an incarcerated relative)
- Southern Nevada Al-Anon Meetings: “Hope and Help for Families and Friends of Alcoholics”
- Northern Nevada Al-Alon Meetings: “Hope and Help for Families and Friends of Alcoholics”
- NAMI Nevada: National Alliance for Mental Illness. NEVADA HELPLINE: 775-470-5600
- Southern Nevada NAMI Meetings: National Alliance on Mental Illness- support for family members of those with mental illness
Family and Foster Care Services in 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) 455-7409.
- Becoming a licensed KINSHIP/ICPC home in SOUTHERN NEVADA
- Clark County Division of Family Services
- Becoming a Licensed Foster Home
- Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Clark County
- Clark County Foster Care
- CPLC Nurturing Parenting Classes (Offered at Foster Kinship)
- Boys Town Common Sense Parenting Classes
- Parenting Project- Clark County
- Online Classes: Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Resources
- Quality Parenting Initiative: Just in Time Training Nevada (online training)
- REQUIRED QPI Classes for Kinship licensing
- Engaging Kinship Caregivers with Dr. Joesph Crumbley (online training)
NV Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
- Main Website
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – Please note: Relatives not seeking cash assistance for themselves should apply for CHILD ONLY TANF (Non-Needy Caretaker TANF/ TCHD) or KINSHIP CARE
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Medical Programs
- Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
- Three Square Food Bank Partners
- Clark County Food Bank
- WIC locations in Nevada (Ages 0-5)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
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, look for your zip code.
Las Vegas North: Zip Codes 89030, 89031, 89032, 89033, 89036, 89081, 89084, 89085, 89086, 89087, 89108, 89115, 89130, 89131, 89143, 89149, 89156, 89191
Olive Crest: 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 604, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Ph: (702) 685-3459
Fax: (702) 586-9630
Las Vegas East and Central: Zip Codes 89101, 89102, 89104, 89106, 89107, 89109, 89110, 89119, 89120, 89121, 89142, 89169
East -Central Family Services: 1800 E. Sahara Ave. Suite 117, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Ph: (702) 631-7098
Fax: (702) 733-6144
Las Vegas West: Zip Codes 89004, 89018, 89103, 89113, 89117, 89118, 89124, 89128, 89129, 89134, 89135, 89138, 89139, 89141, 89144, 89145, 89146, 89147, 89148, 89166, 89178, 89179
Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas: 2850 S. Lindell, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Ph: (702) 932-1880
Fax: (702) 932-0647
Las Vegas South and Henderson: Zip Codes 89002, 89005, 89011, 89012, 89014, 89015, 89044, 89052, 89074, 89122, 89123, 89141, 89183
HopeLink: 178 Westminster Way, Henderson, NV 89015
Family Activities in Las Vegas
Support for Children
- Las Vegas Urban League Child Care Subsidy Program
- Childcare Referrals- The Children’s Cabinet
- Boys and Girls Club
- East Valley Family Services- Senior Respite Program (55+, proof of custody required): Receive up to 16 hours of reimbursed childcare per month.