Over the years, Reno has seen massive growth and good fortunes for a lot of our citizens. Business is booming, visitors are plentiful, wages are rising, and, for many of us, things have rarely looked better. In a lot of ways, Reno is in the midst of a renaissance.
But, while all of this growth is exciting, challenges remain. Chief among them is the shortage of affordable housing and shelter options for some of Reno’s most vulnerable populations – including those experiencing poverty, those with pets, victims of trauma and those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This leaves many members of our community without places to sleep, wash, eat or live safely.
The situation is a challenging one, to be sure – but it is far from hopeless. In fact, this community – Hope Springs – is named with the concept of hopefulness in mind.
Hope Springs consists of thirty (30) individual sleeping units, all surrounding a central facility with restrooms, showers, laundry, kitchen, and community space. This project will empower Reno’s unsheltered community by providing support services like intensive case management, assistance in building paths to permanent housing, coordination of medical care and behavioral health, ID assistance, workforce development as well as other services to help our community members thrive in the long term.
This collaborative project has brought together various leaders from multiple industries. A number of citizens, local business owners, government officials and philanthropists have decided to take action, committing to their belief that everyone deserves a safe, stable place to sleep and manage their lives.
With your help, this community investment will provide emergency housing and high quality support services to those who need it most, and make a fundamental difference for the individual residents and – ultimately – the community as a whole.
To make a donation over the phone, please call (775) 997-7523.
To sponsor an individual shelter or learn about additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chris Fegert at (775) 690-8948.