FISH Services
FISH meets the temporary and emergency needs of the hungry, homeless and under-employed of our community.
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 Lane  Gardnerville
Mondays 2pm - 6pm, Wednesdays 2pm - 6pm, Fridays 9am - 1pm
(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
  • 2 year round temporary homeless shelters (FOCUS and Wylie House) 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 clients to help with electric bills

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

In the spring of 2017, FISH and its partners will open a new 39 unit apartment complex in Carson City that will provide “wrap around” services for veterans and low income residents.  This new facility has a large OJT center integrated into the apartment building. The new facility will expand the number of clients that we can train and will allow us to expand our career tracks.

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