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Family Resources in Churchill County

NAS Fallon 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

Child Care Aware

www.childcareaware.org

Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. 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.

The site will also help you find information on 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 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
www.dcfs.nv.gov

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
http://nv-churchillcounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=171

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.

Pets

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 and owls, 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 a great way to keep a safe distance from wild creatures and yet enjoy all they have to offer.

Animal Services

Nevada Department of Wildlife

www.ndow.org

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

www.fallonnevada.gov

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

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.

Safety

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State of Nevada

Department of Public Safety

Nonemergency 775-684-4808
www.dps.nv.gov

The Nevada Department of Public Safety includes the divisions of Highway Patrol, Traffic Safety, Investigations and Emergency Management/Homeland Security.

Division of Emergency Management

Nonemergency 775-687-0300
www.dem.nv.gov

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

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 775-423-4188

Churchill County’s Emergency Management Department is responsible for providing public support during emergency and disaster situations. It also provides logistic support for first responders during emergencies, as well as coordinates shelter and evacuation for the public during disasters.

Fire Department

Nonemergency 775-423-6521

The Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department provides services to Churchill County and the city of Fallon.

Sheriff

Nonemergency 775-423-3116

Fallon

Police Department

Nonemergency 775-423-2111
www.fallonnevada.gov/police-fire

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