County approves plan to expand homeless services

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SPARKS, Nov. (KOLO) -- The Board of County Commissioners has approved a 10-year lease between the State of Nevada and the Washoe County Human Services Agency, otherwise known as HSA, to renovate nearly a dozen buildings at the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services campus, also known as NNAMHS, in Sparks.

The purpose for the lease is to shelter and serve hundreds of the region’s homeless.

NNAMHS and The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will lease the buildings to HSA to significantly expand county programs at the NNAMHS campus at 480 Galletti Way in Sparks.

Homeless women, children, pregnant women and families that are currently staying at the Community Assistance Center in downtown Reno will move to the new NNAMHS campus early next year, where they will receive shelter, critical services and specialized programming.

In addition, the NNAMHS campus programming will result in additional beds becoming available at the downtown Reno shelter on Record Streer for homeless males. HSA will begin remodeling the NNAMHS buildings this fall, with plans to open early in 2019.

The NNAMHS lease goes before the State of Nevada Board of Examiners Nov. 13, 2018 for final approval.

The NNAMHS Campus will serve 225 people including 150 homeless.

It will include: A family homeless shelter, shelter for homeless women, shelter for homeless post-partum, homeless shelter and learning center, Senior Adult Daycare building (Daybreak), Independent living and substance abuse rehab building, Three cottages for young women, funded through Grace Church, Mobile pantry and access to a commercial Kitchen, Case Managers from Volunteers of America and the Human Services Agency.

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services campus parcel map