Basic Needs

Table of Contents

Clothing and Basic Needs

Employment Resources

Energy/Utility Assistance

Food Pantries and Emergency Meals

Holiday Programs

Housing and Shelter Services

Health Care

Legal Services

Mental and Behavioral Health

Pet Assistance

Support Groups

Transportation

Clothing and Basic Needs

Assistive Devices

Assurance Wireless
Lifeline Cell Phone Program
PO Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054
888-898-4888 or 888-321-5880
Email: ourteam@assurancewireless.com
Website: www.assurancewireless.com
Facilitates a federal Lifeline Assistance program through Virgin Mobile using the Sprint
Network. Provides a free cell phone and minutes to allow qualified individuals a
worry-free way to stay connected.

Bill’s Wheels
Co-sponsored by the Grass Valley Elks and the Grass Valley Knights of Columbus
Donations mailed to:  Bill Dobbins c/o Grass Valley Elks
Location: 109 S. School St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-1550
Provides mobility devices like motorized scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers to
qualified individuals free of charge for as long as needed.

Budget Mobile Lifeline
1325 Barksdale Boulevard
Bossier City, LA 71111
888-777-4007
Website: budgetmobile.com
Facilitates a federal Lifeline Assistance program using the Verizon
Wireless Network. Provides a free cell phone, minutes, and texts
to allow qualified individuals a worry-free way to stay connected.

FREED Center for Independent Living
Location: 2059 Nevada City Hwy. Suite 102, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-3333
530-477-8194  TTY
800-655-7732  Toll Free
Email: contact-04@freed.org
Website: freed.org
Hosts a device lending library including portable wheelchairs, vision aids, hearing devices, speech
communication devices and more.

Gold Country Lions Club
Contact: Eileen Valdez Woods and leave message 530-277-3585
Website: e-clubhouse.org
Provides low cost hearing aids and glasses for qualified individuals.

Clothing and Basic Needs

Anew Place Community Thrift & Resource
745 S. Auburn
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-470-9111
Offers used, low-cost clothing, toys, and household items.
Website: anew-day.com

Divine Spark
Location: Wagner Building, 308 Main St. Suite 6, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-913-2050
Email: shirley.kinghorn@gmail.com
Website: divinespark.us
Provides donated clothes, tents, and sleeping bags when available during weekly congregate meals
on Sundays 10:00am – 12:00 noon.  Offers bag lunches, food vouchers, and resource referrals.

Food and Resource Support Center
Host:  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Mailing :  10930 Alder Dr., Truckee, CA 96161
Location:  10111 E. Street, Truckee, CA 96160
530-582-4493
Email: info@assumptiontruckee.com
Website: assumptiontruckee.com
Offers a clothing closet for free distribution of clothes to those in need as well as hot showers,
use of laundry facilities, counseling services, and access to a telephone and the Internet.
Provides clothing and gas vouchers as well as an Elementary School Shoe program under their
Concern For The Poor program.

Hospitality House – Utah’s Place Community Shelter
Location: 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-7144
Email: hospitalityhouse.org@yahoo.com
Website: hhshelter.org
Offers free clothing, hygiene products, showers, and laundry facilities. Must agree to house rules.

Karing Closet of Nevada County
530-401-6136
Email: Kmms04@comcast.net
Website: facebook.com
Collects new and gently used clothing to distribute to children in foster care or in crisis situations
who have been referred by foster care agencies, churches, outreach programs, school principals,
teachers, and counselors.

Living Well Medical Clinic and Thrift Store
Location: 504 Whiting Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-9318
Email: thrift@livingwellgv.org
Website: livingwellgv.org
Offers vouchers for families with children to receive clothing, baby formula, and other material needs
from the thrift store free of charge.  Call for qualifications.

Nevada County Diaper Project
Visit website for distribution center locations and hours.  Distributes through Food Bank.
530-432-1974
Email: ncdiaperproject@comcast.net
Website: nevadacountydiaperproject.org
Provides diapers to low-income families who are struggling to provide diapers for their babies.

North Tahoe Family Resource Center
Location:  8321 Steelhead Ave, Kings Beach, CA 96143
Mailing:  PO Box 2810, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-0952
Email: info@ntfrc@gmail.com
Website: northtahoefrc.org
Offers car seat education classes.  Low cost car seats provided upon completion of class. On site
car seat technicians available to help install car seats for free.

PARTNERS Family Resource Center
Grass Valley:
Location: 235 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-4059
Email: kwallack-eisen@nevco.k12.ca.us
Ready Springs: 
Location: 10862 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946
530-432-1118
San Juan Ridge:
Location: 18847 Oak Tree Road, North San Juan, CA 95960
530-292-3174
This location hosts a food pantry during open hours and upon request and a clothing bank. Features a laundry station and free public access to computers with internet connection, phone service, and a copy/FAX machine.
Email: lauriedemartini@gmail.com
Website: partnersfamilyresourcecenters.org
Offers multiple services including a clothes closet and referrals to a free bike helmet program.

Salvation Army
Location: 10725 Alta Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-3500
Email: reyna.salcido@usw.salvationarmy.org
Website: rassvalleysalarmy.org
Gives homeless families access to kitchen and laundry facilities.  When available, offers families
household goods, beds, clothing, and sleeping bags.

Sisters’ Closet
Hosted by Twin Cities Church

Location: 11726 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-6425
Email: info@twincitieschurch.com
Website: twincitieschurch.com
Host free, semi-annual event where women can swap or just shop for free, gently-used women’s apparel.

Spirit Peer Empowerment Center
Location: 276 Gates Place, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-1431
Email: info@spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org
Website: spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org
Offers one-on-one peer counseling services to people facing challenges to their mental health.  Provides
hot showers and laundry facilities to program participants.

Employment Resources

Employment and Training Resources

Business and Career Centers of Nevada County

49er Regional Occupational Program ROP
Auburn ROP Center

Location: 360 Nevada St., Auburn, CA 95603
530-889-8020
Email: 49errop@placercoe.k12.ca.us
Website: placercoe.k12.ca.us
Creates viable career and educational opportunities for all students by teaching
relevant skills that combine hands-on training with academic knowledge.

California Department of Rehabilitation – Vocational Rehabilitation
Location: 380 Sierra College Dr. Suite 220, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-2600
530-477-7049 TTY
Email: ExternalAffairs@dor.ca.gov
Website: rehab.cahwnet.gov
Provides employment assistance and training for people with disabilities. Offers employment
counseling, training and education, mobility and transportation aids, and job search assistance.

Connections Workforce Development & Business Resource Centers
Auburn Connections
Location: 1919 Grass Valley Hwy, Suite 100, Auburn, CA 95603
530-823-4631
Roseville Connections One-Stop –
Location: 115 Ascot Dr., Suite 180, Roseville, CA 95661
916-865-2440
Website: caljobs.ca.gov
Offers online tool for job searching as well as job search workshops, training programs, and resources
to assist in career research. A veterans representative is available by appointment.

Madelyn Helling Library’s Collaborative Technology Center
Location: 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-7050
Email: library.reference@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Provides free basic computer classes including an introduction to using email, computer basics, and
beginning word processing.

Nevada County Native TANF
Location: 117 New Mohawk Rd. Suite D, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-470-8505 or 888-613-8263
Website: washoetribe.us
Provides eligible members or descendants of Federally-recognized Indian Tribes or a descendant of the
California Judgment Roll access to cash aid, emergency assistance, and career development.

Nevada County Public Assistance – CalWorks
Location: 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-1340
888-809-1340 – Toll Free 24 Hour Crisis Line
Truckee Department of Social Services – Truckee Public Assistance
Location: 10075 Levon Ave., Suite 204 Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-7803
888-339-7248 – Toll Free 24 Hour Crisis Line
Email: dss@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Offers job-related education or training to parents and caretaker relatives who receive Calworks.

One Stop Business and Career Center
Grass Valley
Location: 715 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-7088
Email: aaguilar@ncen.org
CalWorks Receptionist 530-265-1760
Truckee –
Location: 10075 Levon Ave, Ste. 105, Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-3015
Website: nevadacountyonestop.org
Provides resources for learning about local and regional job opportunities, training, and
educational programs, and job search tools and resources. Offers an On-The-Job Training program.

Energy/Utility Assistance

Energy/Utility Assistance

Action Arbor Culture
530-272-8224
Email: actonarboriculture@gmail.com
Website: zenoacton.com
Offers free wood chips and firewood rounds.

Assurance Wireless
Lifeline Phone Program
Mailing Address: PO Box 686, Parsippany, NJ 07054
888-321-5880 or 888-898-4888
Email: ourteam@assurancewellness.com
Website: assurancewireless.com
Facilitates a federal Lifeline Assistance program through Virgin Mobile. Provides a free cell phone
and minutes to allow qualified individuals a worry-free way to stay connected.

Federal Trade Commission
Website: consumer.ftc.gov
Provides information and resources for removing consumers from unwanted mail, telemarketers, and email lists.

Gold Country Community Services, Inc.
Senior Firewood Program
Location: 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-4961
Email: info@goldcountryservices.org
Website: goldcountryservices.org/
Provides qualified seniors a limited amount of pine/fir to supplement their other home heating sources.

PG&E
Energy Assistance Programs
Location: 127 East Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
866-743-2273
Website: pge.com
Offers energy assistance programs including CARE for low-income families and individuals, FERA
residential single family assistance, Medical Baseline Allowance, and Energy Savings Assistance Program.

PG&E Clearing
Rand Smith
530-889-3803
1-800-743-5000
Website: pge.com
Offers free wood chips.

Project GO
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance LIHEAP
Location: 801 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678
Contact: Business Line and Weatherization 916-782-3443,  Utility Payment 888-524-5705
Email: projectgo@projectgoinc.org
Website: projectgoinc.org
Operates Nevada County’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP. Offers weatherization
assistance, utility payment assistance, and wood/oil/propane assistance.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District
11570 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
530-587-3896
Website: tdpud.org
Offers programs for low-income households, and payment plan options.

Food Pantries and Emergency Meals

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC)
Dial 2-1-1 for more information.
Provides food vouchers in crisis situations only. Must be on CalWorks to qualify for assistance.

Hospitality HouseUtah’s Place Community Shelter
Location: 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-7144
Website: hhshelter.org
Offers a healthy meal for homeless individuals.

Living Well Medical Clinic and Thrift Store
Location: 504 Whiting St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-9318
Email: thrift@livingwellgv.org
Website: livingwellgv.org
Offers vouchers for baby/infant formula to families in need through the thrift store free of charge.
Must contact the clinic for qualifications.

Project MANA
Location: 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
775-298-0008
Email: info@projectmana.org
Website: projectmana.org
Responds to the emergency food needs of individuals and families in the Truckee/Tahoe area with
weekly food distributions and food deliveries to homebound community members.

Tahoe Safe Alliance
Mailing Address: PO Box 1105
Location: 12257 Business Park Dr., Unit 6, Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-9117
800-736-1060 – Crisis Line
Website: tahoesafealliance.org
Provides emergency food vouchers for people in crisis situations.

Food Banks and General Assistance

Christmas Cheer All Year
Location: 1120 3rd St., South Lake Tahoe, NV 96150
530-542-4934
Email: tahoejoanne@aol.com
Provides nutritious food at food bank for those in need in the Tahoe and Truckee area.
Must provide ID and proof of residence.

Farm 2 Family Brunswick Farmers Market
Location:  Horsemen’s Association 10600 Bubbling Wells Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing:  PO Box 2317, Nevada City, CA 95959
Every Friday evening 4:30pm – 7:30pm April to October
530-265-9495 or 530-913-1091
Email: info@farm2familydirect.com
Website: farm2familydirect.com
Offers fruits, vegetables, flowers, fresh-baked bread and pastries.  Accepts EBT cards from Calfresh
and farmers market voucher checks from WIC, good June through October.

Food Bank of Nevada County
Location:  310 Railroad Ave, #100, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing:   578 Sutton Way, #187, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-3796
Email: foodbanknc@att.net
Website: foodbankofnc.org
Call during office hours, Mon – Thur 8:30am-3:00pm, for distribution site locations, days, and times.
Must produce some form of ID to prove that you live in Nevada County.

Gold Country Community Services, Inc.
Home Delivered Meals
Location: Nevada City Senior Apartments, 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-4961
Email: info@goldcountryservices.org
Website: goldcountryservices.org
Provides home delivered meals to qualified seniors 60 and above. Meals are delivered within the areas of
Nevada City, Grass Valley, Cedar Ridge, Penn Valley, Alta Sierra, Lake Wildwood, and Lake of the Pines.

Interfaith Food Ministry of Nevada County
Location: 440 Henderson Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-8132
Email: info@interfaithfoodministry.org
Website: interfaithfoodministry.org
Provides supplemental food, including baby formula and baby food when available, to low income
families. MWF from 10:00am-1:00pm.  Each family may receive food one time every every two weeks
regardless of immigration status.  Phone answered before 1:00pm on MWF and before 10:00am on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must produce some form of ID to prove that you live in Nevada County.
Social Security numbers needed for each person in family.

Nevada City Farmers Market
Location: Downtown Nevada City on Union Street.  June through November.
Mailing Address: PO Box 2476, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-264-8995
Website: ncfarmersmarket.org
Saturday mornings, 8:30am – 1:00pm
Offers locally grown, farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and more.  Accepts EBT cards from Calfresh
and farmer’s market voucher checks from WIC, good from June through November.

Nevada County Certified Growers Market
Locations: Nevada City, Penn Valley, and Grass Valley from April through November
Mailing Address: PO Box 2477, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-5551
Email: MktMgr@TheGrowersMarket.com
Website: thegrowersmarket.com
Saturdays from 8:00am-12:30pm at North Star House and Tuesdays from 2:00pm-5:30pm at the Rood Center.
Provides local and regional farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, nuts, eggs,  herbal products, baked goods and more.
Accepts EBT cards from Calfresh and farmer’s market voucher checks from WIC,  good from June through November.

Nevada County Public Assistance – CalFresh
Location: 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-1340
888-809-1340 – Toll free 24-hour crisis line
Website: mynevadacounty.com

Truckee Dept. of Social Services – Truckee Public Assistance
Location: 10075 Levon Ave., Suite 204, Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-7803
888-339-7248
Offers supplemental nutrition assistance program to qualified individuals and families to purchase
healthy food.

Nevada County Public Health Department – Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental
Nutrition Program (WIC)
Location: 471 Sutton Way ,Suite 204, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-1454

Truckee Women Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
Location: 10075 Levon Ave., Suite 207,Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-7814
Email: public.health@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: fns.usda.gov
Gives food and formula vouchers to help qualified families purchase healthy, nutritious foods for their
infants and children under 5 years of age.

Project MANA
Location: 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
775-298-0008
Email: info@projectmana.org
Website: projectmana.org
Provides weekly food distributions, food deliveries to homebound community
members, a community garden program, food stamp outreach, nutrition education,
the Let’s Talk Turkey holiday food distribution program, and community meals.

Sierra Senior Services
Location: 10040 Estates Dr., # A, Truckee, CA 96161
Mailing Address: PO Box 4152, Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-7600
Email: info@sierraseniors.org
Website: sierraseniors.org
Provides delivered meals Monday through Friday for eligible seniors 60 years and older in the Truckee area.

Congregate Meals

Divine Spark
Location: Wagner Building 308 Main Street, Suite 6, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-2620
Email: shirley.kinghorn@gmail.com
Website: divinespark.us
Provides hot meals on Sundays 10:00am – 12:00 noon.  Offers bag lunches and food vouchers as well as
donated clothing, tents, and sleeping bags when available.

Food and Resource Support Center
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Mailing:  10930 Alder Dr., Truckee, CA 96161
Location:  10111 E. Street, Truckee, CA 96161
530-587-3595
Email: info@assumptiontruckee.com
Website: assumptiontruckee.com
Provides a hot meal every Thursday between 12:00 noon and 2:00pm.  Representatives
from social service agencies are present so clients can apply for services.

Gold Country Community Services
High Noon Cafe
Location: Nevada City Senior Apartment Bldg. 841 Old Tunnel Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-4961
Monday – Friday 12:00 noon
Mountain Cafe
Location: North San Juan Senior Center 29190 State Highway 40, North San Juan, CA 95960
530-292-9048
Every Thursday from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
Email: info@goldcountryservices.org
Website: goldcountryservices.org
Provides nutritious meals in a friendly setting for seniors 60 years and older.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church
Location: 236 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-1946
Email: info@GV-UMC.org
Website: GV-UMC.org
Offers Last Friday Suppers on the last Friday of the month from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Nevada City
Location: 202 High St., Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-8836
Email: trinitynevadacity@gmail.com
Website: trinitync.net
Provides a meal for those that are homeless on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.  During the winter, meals are
provided at the church.  During warmer times of the year, meals are provided at Pioneer Park.

Project MANA
Location: 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
775-298-0008
Email: info@projectmana.org
Website: projectmana.org
Facilitates the Community Soup Night meal program in Truckee.

Sierra Roots
Mailing Address: PO Box 2086, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-264-5113
Website: SierraRoots.org
Provides nutrient dense meals to the homeless on Thursdays at 11:30 am at the Commercial Street
Municipal Parking Lot in Nevada City.

Sierra Senior Services
Truckee Donner Seniors Apartments, Community Room –
Location: 10040 Estates Drive # A, Truckee, CA 96161
Mailing Address: PO Box 4152, Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-7600
Email: inf@sierraseniors.org
Website: ierraseniors.org
Provides congregate lunches Monday-Friday from 12:00 noon to 12:45pm.  Free for seniors 60 and
above, $8 for individuals under 60 years.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Location: 235 Chapel Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-2347
Email: stpatchurch@sbcglobal.net
Website: saintpatrickgrassvalley.dreamhosters.com
Provides congregate dinners and companionship for people of all faiths on the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in the Small Hall.

Holiday Programs

Holiday Programs

California Highway Patrol Grass Valley
CHiPS For Kids Holiday Toy Drive
Location: 11363 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-4900
Email: gtassone@chp.ca.gov
Website: chp.ca.gov
Coordinates the CHiPS Annual Toy Drive for low income children.  Toys are distributed through
the Grass Valley Salvation Army.  Registration is in November/December before Christmas.

Christmas Cheer All Year
Holiday Program

Location: 1120 3rd St., South Lake Tahoe, NV 96150
530-542-4934
Provides food for Christmas meal and gifts for children.  Must be referred through
local social service agency and provide ID and proof of residency.

Historic Downtown Grass Valley
Safe Trick or Treat for Preschoolers
Location: 125 Neal St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-8315
Email: gvda3@sbcglobal.net
Website: historicgrassvalley.com
Offers candy, treats, face painting, balloon animals, and a bounce house as well as free
books courtesy of First 5 of Nevada County.

Holiday Winter Clothing & Hygiene Giveway
North Tahoe Events Center
Location: 8318 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA 96143
Mailing:  PO Box 69, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-7249
Offers hot soup, sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate, winter clothing, household and
personal hygiene necessities.

Interfaith Food Ministry
Operation Turkey
Mailing Address: PO Box 1174, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-8132
Website: interfaithfoodministry.org
Both Thanksgiving and Christmas meal groceries will be distributed from Interfaith Food Ministry this year. Recipients must be registered clients of either the Food Bank of Nevada County or Interfaith Food Ministry. Food Bank clients will get vouchers for both holidays at their regular distribution of food items in October (Thanksgiving) and November (Christmas). Interfaith Food Ministry clients are already on the list, and just need to come to the distribution. If families receive food from both organizations, their names will already be on the list and no voucher is required.
Distribution dates are: Thanksgiving – November 21, 2015
Christmas – December 19, 2015
Both meals will be distributed from Interfaith Food Ministry this year, 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley from 9 am – 1 pm in a drive-thru fashion.

Kare Crisis Nursery, Inc
Santa’s Christmas Shop
Mailing Address: PO Box 2080, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Location: Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-0693
530-265-6520
530-575-1567 – 24 Hour Kare Crisis Line
Email: kareing4kids@sbcglocal.net
Website: karecrisisnursery.org
Offers children – ages 3 to 10 yrs – an opportunity to shop for family members for the
holidays. Gifts are 25 cents, limit of 10 items. Parents are invited to relax while children
shop.

Project MANA
Let’s Talk Turkey
Location: 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
775-298-0008
Email: info@projectmana.org
Website: projectmana.org
Provides a turkey and fixings to community members who have received services from
the agency in the past.  Regustration is required.

Salvation Army
Holiday Assistance Program for Families
Location: 10725 Alta St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-3500
Email: reyna.salcido@usw.salvationarmy.org
Website: grassvalleysalarmy.org
Provides assistance for families in need during the holiday season.  Must apply during
specific dates in October or November.  Proof of income, residency, and family
verification records required.

South Nevada County Holiday Free Shop
Location: Cottage Hill Elementary School, 22600 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley, Ca 95945
Contact:  Jill Daley at jillzdaley@gmail.com
Provides low-income families an opportunity to shop for gifts to give during the
holidays. Gifts are new or lightly use items donated by the community.  Volunteer and donation
opportunities available.

Tahoe Community Thanksgiving
North Tahoe Events Center
Location: 8318 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA 96143
Mailing Address: PO Box 69, Kings Beach, CA 96143
530-546-7249
Website: facebook.com
Offers Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 from 2:00pm – 6:30pm.
Admission is by donation of 1 new or unwrapped toy, or 1 or more cans of food for Project
MANA, or a cash donation of $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family, or a potluck dish to
share with other, or volunteer to help.

Thanks To Give
Location: Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-1217
Email: yadayada1019@sbcglobal.net
Serves seniors and people with disabilities only.
Provides Thanksgiving meals to seniors and people with disabilities who are home alone
on Thanksgiving. Volunteers deliver meals between 11:00am – 2:00pm on Thanksgiving
Day. Call to register.

Housing and Shelter Services

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC)
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 for more information
Provides lodging vouchers in crisis situations. Must be on CalWorks to qualify for assistance.

Housing Assistance Programs

CoLiving Network
Permanent Supportive Housing
530-615-1014
530-265-2345
Email: advocatebarbara@gmail.com
Website: colivingnetwork.org
Provides permanent/transitional housing for the homeless in a self-supporting, self-run
community committed to living a drug free lifestyle.  Offers life skills training and job opportunities.
NO PETS.

Nevada County Habitat For Humanity
Homeownership Program
Location:  United Methodist Church, 236 South Church St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing Address:  PO Box 2997, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-1951
Email: info@nchabitat.org
Website: nchabitat.org
Offers an opportunity for local, low income families to purchase a simple, decent, affordable home in
Nevada County.

Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada County
Location: 1455 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA 95993
530-671-0220 (dial ext. 128 for Nevada County Housing Rehabilitation Program application assistance)
Website: rhasnc.org
Provides housing rehabilitation loans and grants as well as administering the Section 8 Housing Choice
Voucher Program.

Transitional Housing

CoLiving Network
Permanent Supportive Housing
530-615-1014 or 530-265-2345
Email: advocatebarbara@gmail.com
Website: olivingnetwork.org
Provides permanent/transitional housing for the homeless in a self-supporting, self-run
community committed to living a drug free lifestyle.  Offers life skills training and job opportunities.
NO PETS.

Hospitality House Community Homeless Shelter and Rapid Re-Housing Program
Location: 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-7144
Email: desiree@hhshelter.org
Website: hhshelter.org
Rapid Re-Housing Program assists individuals and families who are currently experiencing
homelessness with locating permanent, stable housing.

KARE Crisis Nursery
Mailing Address: PO Box 2080, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-0693
877-543-7752
530-575-1567 – 24 Hour Crisis Line
Email: karedirector@sbcglobal.net
Website: karecrisisnursery.org
Provides care for small children of families experiencing a stressful situation or emergency.

Salvation Army
Booth Family Center
Location: 12390 Rough & Ready Hwy., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-2669
Email: sarah.eastberg@usw.salvationarmy.org
Website: grassvalleysalarmy.org
Provides temporary shelter to homeless families.

Women of Worth (WoW)
Hetty’s Haven
Office:  143F Spring Hill Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing:  PO Box 213, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
530-272-6851
530-264-7337
Email: info@ihaveworth.org
Website: women-of-worth.org
Houses 12-15 women and children with a long-term supportive transitional living program.

Health Care

Assistance With End of Life Arrangements

Funeral Consumers Alliance, Inc
Location: 33 Patchen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
916-486-3552
802-865-8300
Email: sherry@funerals.org or fca@funerals.org
Website: funerals.org
Provides information to help consumers choose a meaningful, dignified and affordable funeral.

Hospice of the Foothills
Location: 11270 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-5739
Email: hospice@hofo.org
Website: hospiceofthefoothills.org

Low Income Assistance Cremation Program
Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
Location: 950 Maidu Ave, Suite 280, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-1471
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Offers cremation services to individuals with little or no income or resources.  To qualify, both
the decedent and the person(s) legally responsible for the disposition of the remains must be
qualified as low income.

Tahoe Forest Hospital District
Tahoe Forest Hospice

Location: 10121 Pine Avenue, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160
530-587-6011
Email: information@tfhd.com
Website: tfhd.com

Clinics and Referral Programs

Chapa-De Indian Health Program, Inc.
Grass Valley – 
Location: 1350 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-8545
Auburn – 
Location: 11670 Atwood Road, Auburn, CA, 95603
530-887-2800
Website: chapa-de.org
Accepts patients who are American Indian or non-Indian. Provides services regardless of
ability to pay.

EyeCare America
The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Online Referral Center
Location: 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
877-887-6327
800-222-3937 – Senior EyeCare Program Helpline
Email: pubserv@aao.org
Website: eyecareamerica.org
Provides eye exams and up to one year of of eye care to qualified individuals with volunteer
ophthalmologists often at no out of pocket cost to the consumers.

FamilyWize Community Service Partnership
Prescription Savings Card
Mailing Address: PO Box 1980, Bethlehem, PA 18106
800-222-2818
Email: info@familywize.org
Website: familywize.org
Provides a prescription savings card for FDA approved prescription medications.

NeedyMeds
Location:  103 Maplewood Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
Mailing Address:  PO Box 219, Gloucester, MA 01931
978-281-6666
800-503-6897
Email: info@needymeds.org
Website: needymeds.org
Provides information and resources on pharmaceutical prescription assistance programs,
medication coupons, programs that help people based on a diagnosis, free and low-cost
clinics, government programs and other types of prescription assistance programs, and a
free, drug discount card that can save users up to 80% off the cost of medications.
Information is accessible online at no charge.

Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Inc.
Location: 15301 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959
530-292-3478
Email: info@sierraclinic.org
Website: sierraclinic.org
Family practice clinic in San Juan Ridge area. Accepts MediCal, Medicare and has sliding
scale for fees.

Tahoe Forest Health Clinic
Location: 10956 Donner Pass Rd. Suite 230, Truckee, CA 96161
Contact: 530-582-3277
Email: information@tfhd.com
Website: tfhd.com
Provides primary care for any one unable to access health care in the community.  Accepts
all insurances including MediCal.  Offers sliding scale for clinic visits for those who qualify.

Western Sierra Medical Center
Location: 844 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-9762
Email: wsmc@wsmclinic.org
Website: smcmed.org
Downieville Clinic and Mobile Health Services
Location: 209 Nevada St., Downieville, CA 95936
530-289-3298 for medical
530-289-3199 for dental.
Offers comprehensive medical and dental services. Accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare.

Emergency Services

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Location: 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-6000
Website: snmh.org

Safe Disposal Sites For Prescription Medications

Grass Valley Police Department
Location: 129 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-4600
Email: info@gvpd.net
Website: gvpd.net
Only prescription drugs accepted at the Grass Valley Police Department 24/7.
Drop box is located in the lobby. LEAVE in original container but cross out name.

Kmart Pharmacy
Location: 111 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-9611
Website: kmart.com
Open 8:00am – 10:00pm, Monday – Sunday.  Accepts prescription drugs, over-the-
counter drugs, and sharps.

Rite Aid Pharmacy
Location: 720 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-7399
800-748-3243
Website: riteaid.com
Call for current store hours. Accepts prescription drugs and sharps.

Save Mart Pharmacy
Location: 12054 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-9511
530-477-6857 – Pharmacy direct
Website: savemart.com
Open Monday – Sunday, 6:00am – midnight.  Accepts prescription drugs only.

Waste Management of Nevada County
Location: 13083 Grass Valley Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-3090
Email: cssacramento@wm.com
Website: wm.com
Accepts over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, personal, and pet care products at the
McCourtney Road Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Must
remove excess packaging.

Legal Services

Credit Counseling Services

Access Counseling, Inc
Location: 633 W. 5th Street Suite 26001, Los Angeles, CA 90071
800-205-9297
Website: accesscounseling.com
Approved credit counseling agency by the United States Department of Justice.

CCCS of Ventura County, Inc.
Location: 80 N. Wood Street Suite 200, Camarillo, CA 93010
877-615-7873
Website: surepath.org
Approved credit counseling agency by the United States Department of Justice.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Fransisco
Location: 595 Market Street Suite 1500, San Fransisco, CA 94105
800-777-7526
Website: cccssf.org
Approved credit counseling agency by the United States Department of Justice.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling NFCC
Severe Debt Management Plan
Location: 2000 M St., NW Suite 505, Washington, DC 20036
800-388-2227
Website: debtadvice.org or nfcc.org
Offers a systematic method for consumers with severe debt to pay down or even pay
off their debts through a credit counseling agency.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc.
Location: 4351 Latham Street, Riverside, CA 92501
888-425-3453
Website: bkhelp.org
Approved credit counseling agency by the United States Department of Justice.

Legal Services

CitizenshipWorks
212-760-2554
Email: info@immigrationadvocates.org
Email: info@citizenshipworks.org
Website: citizenshipworks.org
Provides online tools to help low to moderate income individuals answer questions
about their eligibility for naturalization, to understand the process, and prepare for
naturalization tests.

Community Legal Inc.
214 Church Street
Nevada City, CA  95959
530-265-3425
Email: enoel@nccn.net
Website: communitylegal.net
Provide a range of legal services to Nevada County residents. Focus primarily on very
low-income individuals, but will also offer legal representation and mediation to others
at low cost. Facilitate monthly clinics on a range of issues impacting lower-income residents.

DVSAC – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition
Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Violence Victims
Location: 960 McCourtney Rd. Suite E, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-2046 -Office
530-272-3467 – Crisis Line
Email: info@dvsac.org
Website: dvsac.org
Offers free legal clinic the first Thursday of month from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Provides
legal information about child custody and visitation, child support, separation,
annulments, and restraining orders.

Legal Services of Northern California
Nevada City – 
Location: 101 Providence Mine Rd., Suite 106D, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-470-8562
Auburn – 
Location: 190 Reamer St., Auburn, CA 95603
530-823-7560
Email: auburn-office@lsnc.net
Website: lsnc.net
Provides counsel, advice, and representation to low-income individuals and seniors.

Nevada County Library
Lawyer in the Library
Madelyn Helling Library – Technology Center
Location: 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-7050
Email: libraryreference@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Offers legal clinic for criminal and civil law once a month in collaboration with the
Nevada County Public Defender’s office.

Nevada County Superior Court – Public Law Center
Nevada City – 
Location: 201 Church St., Suite 9 (First Floor), Nevada City, CA 95959
530-470-2594
Email: info@nevadacountycourts.com
Website: nevadacountycourts.com
Truckee – 
Location: 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-7835
Provides a number of options for people to use to help themselves through the
court process.

Northern California Lawyer Access / Lawyer Referral Service
530-272-5962
Email: nclawyeraccess@gmail.com
Website: norcallawyer.org
Refers individuals, families and other organizations to lawyers. Handle family law, estate planning, divorce, personal injury, bankruptcy, business contracts, litigation, employment law, real estate, landlord/tenant and criminal law.

Tax Assistance

Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services
Drop-In FREE Tax Clinic
Rood Center
Location: 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959 (in Social Services Lobby)
Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment or call 530-265-7097 for more information
Email: snrdcss@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty. com
Offers FREE assistance with tax preparation on simple returns.  Drop-in tax clinics are
offered Monday-Friday beginning February 3, 2014 ending April 15, 2014 between 8:00am-4:00pm.
Evening appointments available upon request.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA
IRS – Internal Revenue Service
Locations Vary – Call or visit website for nearest location
800-906-9887
Website: irs.gov
Offers free tax help to low-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English
speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Mental and Behavioral Health

Alcohol and Drug Services

Common Goals, Inc.
Location: 256 Buena Vista Street, Suite 100, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-2000
Email: Joe@CommonGoalsInc.org
Website: commongoalsinc.org
Provides substance abuse treatment programs to individuals and their families with an adult
outpatient program, adolescent outpatient programs, counseling, and assessments.

Community Recovery Resources (CORR)
Location: 180 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-9541
855-467-3496
Email: grassvalley@corr.us
Website: corr.us
Offers substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling.

Nevada County Behavioral Health – Alcohol and Drug Services
Location: 500 Crown Point Circle Suite 120, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-1437
Email: behavioral.health@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Offers community mental health services and alcohol and drug treatment services
in partnership with organizations, individual providers, and county agencies.

Truckee – North Tahoe Mental & Behavioral Health Resource Directory
Produced by The Wellness Neighborhood
Provides directory of providers (primarily accepting private pay and insurance) in Nevada and Placer Counties.
Website: tfhd.com

Crisis Lines

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC)
530-272-3467 – 24 Hour Crisis Line
Website: dvsac.org

The Friendship Line – Institute on Aging
24-hour crisis intervention program and warmline for seniors 60 yrs and over as well as
adults with disabilities.
800-971-0016
415-752-3778
Website: ioaging.org

Lifeline Crisis Chat
Website: crisischat.org
Provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services within the United States from 2pm to 2am Eastern Time seven days a week.

Nevada County Behavioral Health
500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 120
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-1437
530-265-5811 – Crisis Line
10075 Levon Avenue, Suite 204
Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-7803
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and other insurance, and also provides a sliding scale fee.
Provides services for adults and children, inpatient and outpatient, medication monitoring, psychotherapy,
case management and drug and alcohol treatment.

Northern California Gambler’s Anonymous Hotline
Closest Meeting Location:  St. Theresa Church, 11600 Atwood Rd, Auburn, CA 95603
855-222-5542 – Northern California Gambler’s Anonymous Hotline
Website: gamblersanonymous.org
Offers an opportunity for men and women to share their experience, strength and hope
with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from
a gambling problem.

Pet Assistance

Pet Assistance

AnimalSave
Low Income Food Distribution Program
Mailing:  PO Box 817, Grass Valley, CA 95945
AnimalSave Thrift & Treasures – 
Location: 520 E. Main St., Suite A, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-7071
Email: nicky@animalsave.org
Website: animalsave.org
Offers low income food distribution program to supplement the food that families provides for their
cats and dogs.  Applications accepted at AnimalSave Thrift & Treasures.  Must be a Nevada County resident.

Incredible Pets
Community Veterinary Clinics
Location: 649 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-7701
800-427-7973
Website: incredpets.com or happypet.com
Offers low cost animal vaccination clinics every Saturday at Incredible Pets from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Nevada County Pets Of the Homeless
Mailing Address: PO Box 2086, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-264-5113
Email: nevadacountypetsofthehomeless@gmail.com
Website: nevadacountypetsofthehomeless.com
Provides pet food, supplies, some vet services, help with spaying and neutering for
any pet of the homeless or person in crisis who may temporarily not be able to feed
or provide veterinary care for their pet.

Sammie’s Friends
Location: 14647 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-8079 – For dog spaying and neutering, call Pound Puppy Rescue
530-471-5041 – For cat spaying and neutering
Email: info@sammiesfriends.org
Website: sammiesfriends.org
In collaboration with Pound Puppy Rescue, offers vouchers to help cover a portion of the costs for
spaying or neutering animals.  Can help transport animals to vet if needed.

Scooter’s Pals
Pet Deposit Program
Location: 139 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-350-2099
Email: susanw1068@gmail.com
Website: scooterspals.org
Helps Nevada County pets stay with their families when a pet deposit causes financial hardship.

Sierra Area Vet Express
Dennis M. Spence, DVM
Location: 10110 Travertine Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-5331
Provides mobile veterinary care for small and large animals at homes and farms – no birds and
reptiles.

Support Groups

Aging and Disabilities Support

Barbara Larsen, M.A., Ed.
Memory Loss Support Group For Friends and Family
Meeting Location:  Eskaton Village
Location: 625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-478-1735
530-273-1778
888-958-7100
Email: blarsen@nccn.net
Website: eskaton.org
Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

Down Syndrome Support Group
Mailing Address:  13144 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-272-1009
530-265-3718
Email: wendypaye@sbcglobal.net

FREED Center for Independent Living
Cross Disability Support Group
Location: 2059 Nevada City Hwy. Suite 102, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-3333
530-477-8194  TTY
Email: contact-04@freed.org
Website: freed.org

Behavioral and Mental Health Support

Al-anon and Al-ateen
Location: 175 Joerschke Dr. Suite K, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-265-9027 or 888-482-4240 – Linda Janssen – Public Outreach
Website: al-anon.alateen.org
Provides help to families and friends of alcoholics by practicing the Al-Anon
12 Steps of Recovery and by welcoming and giving comfort to those affected
by someone else’s drinking.  Call for Al-anon meeting times.  Al-ateen meets
every Thursday at 7:00pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous
530-272-6287 – Meeting Hotline
Website: simeetings.com
Hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provides meeting locations, times, and directions.

Anew Day
Location: 117 New Mohawk Rd. Suite A, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-470-9111
Email: joyporter@anew-day.com
Website: anew-day.com
Provides support groups for men’s issues, women’s issues, Healing Through Art, and the
Wounded Heart group – a faith based Bible study for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Celebrate Recovery
Meets at:  Twin Cities Church
Location: 11726 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, Ca 95945
530-913-1969 – Women Call
530-205-6359 – Men Call
Twin Cities Office:  Natalie Thompson 530-273-6425
Website: twincitieschurch.com
Free childcare.  Meets Fridays 7:00pm – 9:30pm.  First Friday Dinner is 6:00pm – 6:45pm.
12 step program and co-dependency programs.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition – DVSAC
Location: 960 McCourtney Rd., Suite E, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing:  PO Box 484, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-2046
530-272-3467 – Crisis Line
Email: info@dvsac.org
Website: dvsac.org
Children’s Healing Art Group Offers a safe space where art is used as a healing
tool to help children who have experienced trauma express themselves, explore
their feelings, and create.
Sexual Assault Survivors & Adults Molested as Children Free group for
sexual assault survivors and those who continue to suffer the effects of early
childhood molestation.
Support and Education Groups Free support groups for those suffering from
the effects of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Yoga and Tai Chi for Survivors
Health and wellness groups focused on physical relaxation and rejuvenation.
No experience necessary.

Food Addicts
Meeting Location:  Nevada County Contractors Association
Location: 149 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-470-0473 – Judy
530-263-4207 – Vera
Website: foodaddicts.org
Meets Mondays at 7:00pm.

FREED Center for Independent Living
Healing Through Loss & Grief Support Group
Location: 2059 Nevada City Hwy. Suite 102, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-913-0229 – Theodora Craigen
Email: 4theodora@att.net
Website: lossandgrief.org
Offers support for people who have experienced a significant emotional loss – current or past –
caused by death, divorce, illness, or disability.  Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Series of meetings
that last six weeks.  First two meetings open to newcomers. No charge to participate.

Hospice of the Foothills
Bereavement Support Group – Spouse / Partner
Location: 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-5739
Email: hospice@hofo.org
Website: hospiceofthefoothills.org
3:00 – 4:30pm every Monday

Marijuana 12 Step Program
Meeting Location:  Community Recovery Resources (CORR)
Location: 180 Sierra College Dr., Room #106, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-9541
Website: marijuana-anonymous.org
Open, non-smoking.  Meets Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

NAMI Nevada County
Support Group For Parents of Children Living With Mental Illness
Meeting Location:  Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office
Location: 112 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-272-4566
Email: gvcathy@yahoo.com
Website: naminevadacounty.org

Narcotics Anonymous
530-645-1635
800-477-6291
Website: sfana.org
Provides twelve-step support groups for men and women who are challenged by drug addiction.

Overeaters Anonymous
Meeting location:  Briarpatch Coop Community Room
Location: 290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley CA 95945
530-265-8836
530-798-6001
Email: trinityoffice@sbcglobal.net
Website: oa.org
Meets Mondays at 12:30 and Saturdays at 10:00am.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous S.L.A.A.
Meeting Location:  Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
Location: 246 Church St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 – Lower Level
530-277-8874 – John L.
Website: sacslaa.org
Meets Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Is a closed meeting and non-smoking.

Spirit Peer Empowerment Center
Location: 276 Gates Place, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-1431
Website: spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org
Offers support groups for mental illness, behavioral health, recovery, and addiction.


Stress Management Support Group For Women
Meeting Location: New Hope Counseling Services
Location: 123 Nevada Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-798-1076 for reservations
530-265-6649
Mailing:  PO Box 2164, Nevada City, CA 95959
Email: margekaiser@att.net
Website: margekaiser.com
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays at noon Fee based on sliding scale.  May be
covered by insurance. Course facilitated by Marge Kaiser, M.A., and
Lynette Weiss, L.C.S.W.

Truckee – North Tahoe Mental & Behavioral Health Resource Directory
Produced by The Wellness Neighborhood
Provides directory of providers (primarily accepting private pay and insurance) in Nevada and Placer Counties.
Website: tfhd.com

Tahoe Safe Alliance
Location: 12257 Business Park Dr., Unit 6, PO Box 1105, Truckee, CA 96161
530-582-9117
Email: safe@tahoesafealliance.org
Website: tahoesafealliance.org
Offers support groups for childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault survivors, peer support, and
mental health support in English and Spanish.

Health and Healing Support

Atria Grass Valley
Parkinson’s Support Group
Senior Living Activity Room at Atria Grass Valley (formerly Quail Ridge)
Location: 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-7950 – Nancy Lockwood
Email: nmlockwood@aol.com
Website: atriaseniorliving.com

Foster Kinship Care Education Program
Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Location: 117 New Mohawk Road Suite F, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-470-8510 Ext 202
Email: bsmart@nevco.k12.ca.us
Website: nevco.org

Grass Valley Auburn Lupus Support Group
Meet at Auburn Sutter Faith Hospital
Location: 11815 Education Street, Conference Room B, Auburn, CA 95602
530-889-8575
Website: sutterauburnfaith.org
Meets on the first Monday of every other month beginning in September from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Does not meet in July or August.

Helping Hands Caregivers Resource
Caregivers Support Group
Meets at Western Gateway Park – Buttermakers Cottage
Location: 18560 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley, CA 95946
530-432-2540
Website: nchelpinghands.com
Meets the 1st Monday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

La Leche League of Auburn
Location: 275 Nation Dr., Auburn, CA 95603
530-878-1855 (Becky)  or 530-637-5485 (Sarah )
Email: LLLAuburnCA@gmail.com
Website: llli.org
All breastfeeding mothers with their children and pregnant women interest in breastfeeding
are welcome to come to the free support group meetings or call/email Leaders for breastfeeding
help.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Meeting Location:  Glenbrook Apartments Community Center
Location: 265 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-559-4517 – Erica McGhee, Group Leader
Website: nationalmssociety.org
Meets on the last Friday of every month from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
Meeting Location:  236 South Church St., Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-268-1017
Website: pnhelp.org
Meets at 1:30pm
For people with painful feet or numbness.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Support Groups
Location: 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-274-6000 General Information
530-274-6350 Caregiver Support Group
530-432-3699 Ostomy Support Group
530-274-1034 Stroke Support Group
Call for more information on additional support groups.
Website: snmh.org

Tahoe Forest Health System (Hospital)
Location: 10121 Pine Ave, PO Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160
530-587-6011
Email: information@tfhd.com
Website: tfhd.com
Offers grief support groups, breast feeding support, groups for people with celiac disease,
diabetes, and cancer as well as caregivers support.

Pulmonary Support Groups

American Lung Association
California Chapter
Location: 424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA 94621
916-554-5864
800-548-8252
Lung Helpline – For questions about lung health or help finding healthcare.
800-LUNGUSA or 800-586-4872
Email: cainfo@lung.org
Website: lung.org
Features the following online communities and support groups:

Lung Connection Community
Provides an online community that allows users to connect with other people, share experiences, and
learn from friends.
Website: lung.org

My Fighting For Air Community
Offers an online community website where family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors can gather and
organize support of everyday tasks.  Features a “care coordination calendar.”
Website: lung.org

Better Breathers Club
Grass Valley Meeting Location: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Location: 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945   Building 4 in the back conference room
530-265-6336 – (Susan Forte) or 530-477-9059 – (Betty Lupton)
Provides a support group that meets on a regular basis every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Veterans Support

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Sierra Nevada Chapter #12
Meeting Location:  Paulette’s Country Kitchen, 875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Mailing:  PO Box 3066, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-558-5907 – Leave message for President Paula Onescu
Email: cindy.mcvay@att.net
Website: sierranevadabsma.org
Provides a support group for mothers, grandmothers, or legal guardians who have or
have had children serving in the United States military.

California National Guard
Operation We Care Meetings
Location: 8450 Okinawa St., Sacramento, CA 9582
916-201-8927 – Katie Ferguson
Website: calguard.ca.gov
Quarterly scheduled  meetings.

Welcome Home Vets, Inc.
Location: 248 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-272-3300
Email: info@welcomehomevets.org
Website: welcomehomevets.org
A healing community where veterans, active duty military and their families feel understood and valued.

 

Transportation

Transportation Assistance

Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Location: Westchester County Airport, One Loop Rd., White Plains, NY 10604
914-328-1313
866-328-1313
Email: info@corpangelnetwork.org
Website: corpangelnetwork.org
Provides free flights to cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are
ambulatory by using empty seats on corporate flights.  Eligibility not based on financial need.
Patients may travel as often as necessary.

Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC)
Dial 2-1-1 for more information.
Provides bus passes in crisis situations.

Bus System

Blue Go
Tahoe Transit District
Location: 128 Market St. Suite 3F, Stateline, NV 89449
530-542-5700
Email: info@bluego.org
Website: bluego.org
Public transit for the South Lake Tahoe area.

Gold Country Stage – Nevada County Transit Services Department
Location: 13081 John Bauer Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-477-0103
Email: GoldCountryStage@co.nevada.ca.us
Website: mynevadacounty.com
Provides regularly scheduled, fixed route, public transit bus service to Grass Valley,
Nevada City, and surrounding communities in Western Nevada County.

Truckee Transit
Town of Truckee

Location: 10266 Truckee Airport Rd., Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-7451
Email: jravey@townoftruckee.com
Website: townoftruckee.com
Provides fixed route service for Truckee and surrounding areas.

Seniors and People with Disabilities

Dial-A-Ride – Town of Truckee
Location: 10266 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-7451
Email: jravey@townoftruckee.com
Website: townoftruckee.com
Offers year round transit service to the general public with priority service
for seniors and people with disabilities.

Gold Country Cab and Courier
Mailing Address: PO Box 781, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
Contact: 530-274-8294
Email: goldcountrycab@yahoo.com
Provides cab service for South and Western Nevada County with one wheelchair
accessible cab available.

Gold County LIFT
Location: 900 Whispering Pines Lane, Suite 210, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-271-7433
855-314-7433
Website: goldcountrylift.com
Provides public, door-to-door paratransit service throughout western Nevada County
for individuals who qualify due to a disability or a disabling health condition.

Golden Rays Senior Citizens of Sierra County, Inc.
Location: 749 Main St., Downieville, CA 95936
Mailing:  PO Box 456, Downieville, CA 95936
530-798-8555
Email: jm58_1999@yahoo.com
Website: sierracounty.ca.gov
Offers demand response and scheduled service to Grass Valley for older adults and
person’s with disabilities.

North Tahoe / Truckee Transport
Tahoe Transportation District
Location: 128 Market St., Suite 3F, Stateline, NV 89449
530-550-7451
775-589-5500
Email: info@tahoetransportation.org
Website: tahoetransportation.org/nttt
Provides shared-ride, origin to destination, ADA accessible, public transit services to seniors and
people with disabilities as well as their care givers. Offers transportation to medical/dental, social
services, and other essential needs appointments in Reno, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn,
Roseville, Sacramento, Truckee, or North Lake Tahoe with a fixed schedule that allows passengers
to plan ahead and schedule appointments.