FISH Services

FISH meets the temporary and emergency needs of the hungry, homeless and under-employed of our community.

Phone 775-882-FISH (3474)
Client Services
In order to evaluate emergency and/or temporary needs of each client, an in-person interview at our office is the first step for anyone needing a "hand-up" during a time of need.  No appointment is needed and clients are seen on a first come, first served basis.
Carson City
138 E. Long Street, Carson City
Monday - Friday  9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm
(775) 882-FISH (3474)
Ranchos Family Service Center
921 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV  89460
Monday -  10am - 5pm
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 6pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
(775) 265-FISH (3474)

Carson City Family Dining Room
138 E. Long Street, Carson City
Open 363 days a year (closed on Nevada Day Parade day and Thanksgiving)
Monday - Saturday hours are 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday hours are 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

FISH provides the following services in rural Northern Nevada.

  • 3 Food Banks located in Carson City, Dayton & Gardnerville
  • Dining Facility located in Carson City
  • 3 year round temporary homeless shelters (a men's shelter, women's shelter, and family shelter) in Carson City 
  • Clothing to the homeless and those under-employed, fixed income and in need
  • Emergency warming shelter (winter only) in Carson City when temps are below 15F
  • The Ross Medical Clinic located in Carson City
  • Hygiene Items
  • Referrals to other community resources
  • Educational materials related to a variety of life skills
  • Dental and Eye Glass services
  • Volunteer On the Job Training opportunities available
  • Shower and Laundry Facilities in Carson City
  • 3 Thrift Stores located in Carson City, Mound House & Gardnerville
  • NV Energy SAFE assistance for qualified Carson City clients to help with electric bills
  • Southwest Gas assistance for qualified Carson City & Douglas County clients to help with gas bills
  • Water bill assistance for qualified Carson City & Douglas County residents

FISH On-The-Job (OJT) training program develops new and existing job skills for veterans and low-income/homeless clients.

We currently provide five OJT career tracks:
  1. warehousing
  2. facilities maintenance
  3. retail operations
  4. food services
  5. logistics/distribution management
Future career tracks will include:
  • appliance repairs
  • small engine repairs
  • furniture refurbish/repair
  • website/computer training

FISH partners with several social programs in our area. Following are links to other organizations we either partner with and/or may refer clients.

Client Stories