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The Children’s Cabinet – Nevada

What Is Children’s Cabinet?

Children’s Cabinet was founded in December 1985 through the efforts of Michael Dermody, who wished to bring together business leaders and public officials in order to find solutions to the needs of children in a community. It is a nonprofit organization, which looks into the dilemmas facing children and their families and search for ways to foster innovative responses to solve these problems.

Children’s Cabinet has different programs such as Join Together, The Nevada Public Health Foundation, The Children’s Cabinet in Incline Village, the Adolescent Health Clinic, Reach for the Academic Difference Tutoring and Truancy Prevention, Family Counseling, and Parenting Education. The above programs either have been turned over to various public agencies or have been organized into separate nonprofit, private organizations.

The Children’s Cabinet Programs for the Abducted, Runaway, and Homeless Youth

One of Children’s Cabinet programs for these youths is the Safe Place, which a nationwide program those youths in crisis in Northern Nevada. First established in 2003, the program partners with area businesses in order to offer safe places where the youths can go. The staffs are trained to offer a safe place for the youth and have access to case managers of Children’s Cabinet. They cater to those teenagers who have been forced out of their homes or are on the run. The Drop-In Center of Safe Place is a place where the youths can visit after school. In the Drop-In Center, the staffs can talk with those teenagers and run projects with them. The teens are encouraged to join in different activities like discussion groups.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Mentoring and Equipping program, popularly known as RHYME, offers help to those youths who have runaway, are contemplating running away, or who have been forced out of their homes by family members. They can stay inside the campus of Children’s Cabinet while the case managers strive to unite them with their families or search for a safe location where they can live. The Nevada Child Seekers, on the other hand, is a program, which targets to protect children and help the abducted, missing, or runaway kids. The program offers the parents some fliers, which they can distribute, and it acts as liaison between the family and the police.

The Shout Out Loud and Netsmartz aims to protect children from kindergarten to grade two. These kids are taught to become aware of their surrounding so that they will be safe. The Netsmartz program, on the other hand, is an internet safety program for kids. It also offers identification kits for kids where their parents can have them fingerprinted. Street Outreach is part of the services of Children’s Cabinet for homeless and runaway youths who do not know anything about the organization. Information about Safe Place and RHYME are distributed so that other youths will find out about the programs. Street Outreach also offers warm clothes, clean underwear and socks, hygiene kits, and food packets.


Reno-Main Office: All services

1090 South Rock Boulevard

Reno, NV 89502

(775) 856-6200

Fax: (775) 856-6208

Toll-Free: (800) 753-5500

Subsidy Services: Jennifer Zimmerman

Resource & Referral Services: Penny Williams


Wilbur D. May Youth Center: Family and Youth Issues

777 Sinclair Street

Reno, NV 89509

(775) 622-9896


Carson City Office: Child Care Resource and Referral

2527 N. Carson Street, Suite 255

Carson City, NV 89701

(775) 684-0880

Fax: (775) 887-1365

Toll Free: (866) 434-2221

Subsidy Services: Laura Madden

Resource & Referral Services: Holly Tretheway


Elko Office: Child Care Resource and Referral

1020 Ruby Vista Drive

Elko, NV 89801

(775) 753-1136

Fax: (775) 753-8137

Toll Free: (866) 434-2221

Subsidy Services: Bennith Tinhorn

Resource & Referral Services: Holly Tretheway


Fallon Office: Child Care Resource and Referral

(located within the NV State Welfare Office)

111 Industrial Way

Fallon, NV 89406

(775) 428-2832

Fax: (775) 428-6669

Toll Free: (866) 434-2221

Subsidy Services: Heather Benson

Resource & Referral Services: Holly Tretheway


Las Vegas-Decatur: Child Care Resource and Referral

2470 N. Decatur Boulevard, Ste. 150

Las Vegas, NV 89108

(702) 823-2966

Fax: (702) 684-6553

Resource & Referral Services: Kayelynn Savage


Las Vegas-Owens: Child Care Resource and Referral

1058 West Owens Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89106

Erika (702) 753-9730

Sonya (702) 735-9729

Fax: (702) 636-5389

Resource & Referral Services: Erika Zavala


Pyramid Lake Office: Child Care Resource and Referral*

301 Highway 447

Nixon, NV 89424

(775) 574-1120

Fax: (775) 574-0234

Toll Free: (866) 434-2221

*Office may be closed to provide coverage for other offices in Rural Nevada.

Subsidy Services: Sherry Ely

Resource & Referral Services: Holly Tretheway


Reno-Kings Row Office: Child Care Resource and Referral

3677 Kings Row

Reno, NV 89503

(775) 746-5511

Fax: (775) 746-5530

Subsidy Services: Chelsea Crosby