CAAW Services

24-Hour Hotline
CAAW has trained and compassionate advocates available 24/7 to answer questions or talk through your concerns. You have the option to remain completely anonymous and are free to call us as often as you’d like.
24-hour emergency hotline: 775-329-4150

Support Groups
We offer weekly, facilitated support groups in both English and Spanish. The sessions cover a variety of topics. Please call our 24-hour hotline for more information about which group will be most helpful for you.

Legal Support/Access to Temporary Protection Orders (TPOs)
If you are seeking information about or want to know how to obtain a Temporary Protection Order (TPO), we can connect you with a CAAW advocate who will help you through the process. Anyone who believes he or she has been a victim of domestic violence may ask for a TPO. CAAW advocates are here to offer you support and information along the way. We are also available to help you fill out forms and will attend TPO-related court hearings with you.

If you want to learn more or if you have questions about your TPO eligibility you may contact the TPO Office at 775-328-3468.

Transportation/Food/Clothing
CAAW provides transportation, food and clothing to clients who need assistance.

Emergency Shelter
Our Emergency Shelter provides short-term housing in a confidential location, and is designed to shelter individuals and families while they work toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. By taking advantage of the Emergency Shelter, residents are able to focus on a future without the emotional stress and distraction caused by violent relationships. The Emergency Shelter meets the immediate need to escape from violent situations and stay safe.

Children’s Programs
CAAW provides programs for child residents of the Emergency Shelter. Play therapy and non-violent conflict resolution exercises are led by trained staff and volunteers.

Transitional Housing
Our Transitional Housing Program provides up to 24 months of subsidized housing to individuals and families who have been through a shelter program. One requirement is that residents have a consistent source of income and pay a small percentage of their income as rent. This is a goal-oriented program to support families working toward a violence-free life. 

Pet Shelter
CAAW and Noah’s Animal House are in the early planning stages of building a pet shelter for CAAW’s emergency shelter and transitional housing residents at the site of CAAW’s newest transitional housing facility in Reno. Learn more about this project here.

Additional Resources
Thanks to generous community donations, we are able to provide food, clothing and transportation assistance. These services are offered  to individuals and families who are established clients of CAAW, and unfortunately we are not able to offer these resources independently of our programs.

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Volunteers Needed for Crisis Hotline & Other Services

At CAAW, we rely on volunteers to provide many of our support services. To learn more about current volunteer opportunities at CAAW, click the Read More button.

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