Moving Forward

I am a proud parent of an intellectual challenged young man. 8 years ago, my son inspired me to create a resource website to connect disabled, seniors and veterans to find service providers. We are not paid for the work we do. I spent countless hours gathering information, interviewing service providers, maintaining the website and posting …

Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation

Respite and Volunteer Experiences of Northern Nevada (RAVE) provides respite care for families to children with developmental disabilities. Child ages range from 3 months to 6 years old. Before any family starts the respite, they must register.  Once approved, the families can schedule a tour of the center.  During the registration process, the staff will go over …

Seniors in Service/Caregiver Respite/Foster Grandparent

Mary Brock is the executive director of the Seniors in Service, Foster Grandparent Program of Northern Nevada, and the Senior Respite Program. Their office is located in Spark just 1 mile of E. McCarren Blvd and Greg Streets. Mary spends the majority of the time educating volunteers and the caregivers. She also is responsible for …

Consumer Direct Nevada

When you think of medical self directed support who would you turn to in Northern Nevada? Consumer Direct Nevada is supported by Medicaid, workers’ compensation insurance, private insurance, veteran’s benefits, or out-of-pocket payments. I had the opportunity to meet the director of Consumer Direct Nevada, Laura Coger. Laura retired as of February 2016. Now, Eva Medina maintains …

Northern Nevada Center For Independent Living

The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living started in 1982 composed of several disabled individuals who wanted to help others without the stigma of their disabilities. The Center for Independent Living is located in Sparks, Nevada. When you drive into the parking lot, there are several parking spaces designed for handicapped.  Be sure to look out …

Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs

Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs was created for any individual wheelchair bound to experience antelope hunting. Chad Bliss, injured his spinal cord in a motorcycle accident and later became an amputee.  His passion for hunting kept his mind motivated to get back to what he loved best, Antelope hunting. Chad Bliss started Nevada Outdoorsmen in Nevada located in Elko, …

Northern Nevada Hopes

I was cheerfully introduced with Chris Fergert, the Development Officer of NV Hopes.  Ms. Fergert began the tour of the Nevada Hopes campus.  The main administration center offered a welcoming array of staff busily organizing their work answering phone calls or entering data into their computers.  We sat at the big conference table to talk …

Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy

Laurie Roberts, co-founder and Bambi Spahr, co founder of N.E.A.T (Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy).   NEAT is an equine (horse) therapy center for children, teens, adults with mental and emotional disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum clientele. They recently implemented a senior program. They also offer group sessions.  NEAT is a Medicaid based program. Like most services, …

Veteran’s Guest House

Located directly across from the Veterans Hospital is a two story building. From the outside it resembles an eclectic building. Once you walk up a short flight of stairs, you’re stepping into a warm, inviting ‘home away from home’ feeling.  Linda Grace smiles with an extended firm handshake then we proceed to the ‘living room’ …