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


Community Partners

rotary club carson city logo
carson city chamber of commerce logo
carson city better business  bureau logo

hhs carson city logo
western nevada college logo
cc circles logo
pets of the homeless logo
reno sparks gospel mission logo