FISH Services

FISH meets the temporary and emergency needs to community members who are currently experiencing hunger, homelessness, and underemployment.

To find the service best suited for you, please call 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.
Client services are as follows but not limited to
  • Temporary 90-day Shelter
    • Men's Shelter (Focus House)
    • Women's Shelter (Wylie House)
    • Family Shelter
    • Provided upon availability
    • $35/week OR volunteer work hours at FISH locations.
    • Must be actively seeking sobriety and utilizing other life support programs.
  • Food Pantry: 
    • Members may receive up to 10 days worth of groceries 1x/month
    • 3 locations: Carson City, Dayton, Gardnerville
  • Instruction & Resources
    • Gain access to job trainings, mental health resources, life skill development, and more. Come speak to a Case Manager for more information.
  • Clothing
    • Access to clothing vouchers and emergency attire for harsh weather conditions and career opportunites.
  • Healthcare: Ross Medical Clinic
    • Utilize the Ross Medical Clinic (appointment only) for free diagnoses, treatment plans, education, and refferals.
    • Assistance with Medicare/Medicaid applications
  • Shower Rooms
    • Access to Women's/Men's shower room.
    • Includes: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towel, tooth bruch, toothpaste, and other tioletry needs upon request and availability.
    • Must check in at front desk before use.
    • Carson City location only
  • Laundry Room
    • Access to 3 washing machines and 2 dryers. 
    • First come, first serve basis
    • Includes: detergent, dryer sheets
    • Must bring your own laudry basket and clothing transport
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-4:00PM (closed Saturday and Sunday)
    • Must check in at front desk before use
    • Carson City location only
  • Dental Assistance
    • Qualify for dental treatment including: oral evaluation, x-rays, and dental extractions (ONLY)
    • Treatment through local participating Dental offices only
  • Utility Assistance (Gas, Water, Electric)
    • Qualify for partial utility assistance on past due and current utility bills
    • SouthWest Gas 
    • NV Energy 
    • Please call to learn more about this offering and how to qualify.
  • Vision Assistance 
    • Qualify for eyewear and eye exams through local participating Vision offices only


1A. Carson City Client Services
138 E. Long Street, Carson City, NV 89706
Monday - Friday  9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm
(775) 882-FISH (3474)
1B. Carson City Family Dining Room
138 E. Long Street, Carson City, NV 89706
Open 363 days a year (closed on Nevada Day Parade day and Thanksgiving)
Monday - Saturday: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2. 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)


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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. If there is a service that we are unable to provide, we will refer you to a friend in the area who can.

Following are links to other organizations we either partner with and/or may refer clients to.

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
reno sparks gospel mission logo