Family Resources in Churchill County
Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.
Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Churchill County because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:
State of Nevada www.nv.gov
Churchill County http://nv-churchillcounty.civicplus.com
City of Fallon www.cityoffallon.com
Family, Children and Child Care Services
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care
Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.
Or you can post a caregiver job and then let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.
The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.
Active-duty military families receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription.
Child Care Aware
Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of the top goals of Child Care Aware of America.
Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, Third Floor
Carson City, NV 89706 775-684-4400
Child abuse hotline 800-992-5757
The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to help the state’s children and families reach their full human potential. Programs include child welfare services, children’s mental health, juvenile justice services, information management services, suicide prevention, scholarship information and more.
Churchill County Social Services
485 W. B St., Suite 105
Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-6695
Churchill County Social Services provides for the health and welfare of county residents with emergency and temporary assistance programs. Other programs include rent and utility assistance, homeless housing assistance, discount prescriptions, low-income apartment and food program referrals, and public guardianship. For more information on available services, visit the department’s website.
Use these steps to protect your pet from being lost during your move.
- Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times with your current phone number on it.
- Microchip your pets, especially if they are good at slipping their collars. It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so the chip can reconnect your pet to you. All animal shelters and vet clinics can scan for microchips.
- Have a current license on your dog. It is the ID given to an animal by a city or county and can be another way your dog can be restored to you.
- Keep cats indoors; it’s much safer for them. Cats are domestic animals and don’t need to be outside where there are coyotes, owls and loose dogs, among other predators. Give cats a post to scratch on, a window to perch in and plenty of toys, and they will love the great indoors.
Your pet may face many new dangerous or disease-carrying wild animals, such as squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, coyotes, bears and more. Do not feed local wildlife, keep pet food out of their reach and secure garbage cans. Many wild animals are opportunistic and will make a meal of pet food or table scraps that are left in unsecured containers. Even bird feeders may attract unwanted pests. Snakes pose another danger and should be left alone. In general, learn to live with and enjoy the wildlife in the area — from a distance. Binoculars are great ways to keep a safe distance from wild creatures and yet enjoy all they have to offer.
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Fallon Contact 775-423-3171
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, as well as the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Divisions include law enforcement, game, fisheries, conservation and education, habitat, wildlife diversity and operations.
For information on hunting and fishing regulations, visit the department’s website.
City of Fallon Animal Services
Animal Shelter 775-423-2282
Police Department 775-423-2111
The Fallon Police Department is responsible for most animal services in the city, including dog bite complaints, dog license issuance, animal shelter operation and stray animal pickups. For information on adoptable pets at the shelter, visit http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NV96.html.
Veterinary services in Churchill County are available; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. You can verify a veterinarian and other animal specialists at the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ website at www.nvvetboard.us.
State of Nevada
Department of Public Safety
The Nevada Department of Public Safety includes the divisions of Highway Patrol, Traffic Safety, and Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Division of Emergency Management
Nevada’s Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to natural and man-made disasters. The division’s sections include Preparedness, Homeland Security and Grants & Recovery. Visit the division’s website for preparedness information and resources.
Churchill County’s Emergency Management Department is responsible for providing public support during emergency situations. They also provide logistic support for first responders during emergencies, as well as coordinating shelter and evacuation for the public during disasters.
The Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department provides services to Churchill County and the city of Fallon.