Help Us Respond to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are committed to serving communities and individuals facing crisis in North Lake Tahoe/Truckee. You can help make sure we can be there for our neighbors in need during this time of uncertainty.

On March 27, 2020 President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act as part of the Stimulus Bill to help non-profits during the COVID-19 epidemic.  This provides a ‘Universal Deduction’ for tax payers during 2020.

Key provisions of the new law include:

  • The stimulus bill will now allow non-itemizers to deduct up to $300 ($600 for a married couple filing jointly) in cash giving for the 2020 tax year.
  • For those who itemize their tax deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as ours to be deducted up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.
  • The stimulus bill temporarily suspends the requirements for required minimum distributions (RMD) for the 2020 tax year (previously required for people age 72+).

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 AND OUR SERVICES:

Crisis Intervention, Family Strengthening and Legal Services are available through phone and electronic communication. Services include:

  • Support for those experiencing domestic or sexual violence or child abuse
  • Help with legal issues
  • Applications for rent/utility assistance (based on qualifications)
  • Access to government programs
  • Early childhood support
  • Mental health support and suicide prevention education
  • Other basic needs

Contact information:

  • In an emergency please call 9-1-1
  • 24-hour Helpline: 1-800-736-1060
  • General Inquiries – please leave a message:
    Truckee: 530-587-2513
    Kings Beach: 530-546-0952
    Incline: 775-298-0010

Hunger Relief:

Sign up for non-perishable food box by leaving a message at 775-545-4083 or emailing food@sierracommunityhouse.org. Click here for more information on food distribution.

Additional food resources available:

  • Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (582-2500) – meal services from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., every Monday – Friday at school sites

  • Sierra Senior Services/Meals on Wheels (550-7600 or www.sierraseniors.org ): Lunch for seniors 60+

  • Boys and Girls Club: Free dinner, Mon/Wed/Fri, 4pm – 5pm at Kings Beach, Truckee, and Incline sites

Please check our Facebook and Instagram for more updates and uplifting content.

Local/State COVID-19 information:

  • Town of Truckee COVID-19 updates: https://www.townoftruckee.com/
  • Tahoe Forest Health System Announces Updated Community Hotline Phone Number for COVID-19 questions: View Resource
  • Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Updates: View Resource
  • Emergency Tahoe Truckee Community Resources: View Resource
  • COVID-19: California Eviction Protections:
    English: View Resource
    Español: View Resource
    The Sierra Community House legal team is available to answer questions, please call for an appointment:
    Truckee: 530-587-2513
    Kings Beach: 530-546-0952
    Incline: 775-298-0010
  • Nevada County information: View Resource
  • Placer County information: View Resource
  • Town of Truckee temporary moratorium on evicting tenants: View Resource
  • California eviction updates: View Resource
  • California’s Covid-19 website is a great resource for your questions about health, employment, taxes and more! View Resource
  • Nevada Resource Guide: View Resource

National COVID-19 Information:

Self-Care/Wellness Resources:

  • For Providers and Community Leaders: Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak: View Resource
  • Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health during isolation: View Resource
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub: View Resource
  • Quarantine Self-Care Questions: View Resource
  • Helpful articles from Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley: View Resource
  • Tips for Self-Care during COVID-19: View Resource
  • Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals During Pandemic-Related Social Distancing: View Resource
  • Kidzone Museum Weekly lesson plans, activity instructions, and learning videos: View Resource
  • Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition COVID-19 Resources: View Resource

COVID-19 Information for our Immigrant Community:

  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) Resources: View Resource
    In particular note that:
    1) COVID-19 related care is exempt from Public Charge
    2) DACA recipients can apply for unemployment insurance
    3) Undocumented workers can apply for disability, worker’s compensation and paid family leave
  • Monetary assistance to undocumented workers: View Resource (for more info click here)
  • Nationwide resource: View Resource
  • Facts regarding health insurance: View Resource
  • TANGIBLE SUPPORT FOR UNDOCUMENTED COMMUNITIES DURING COVID-19: View Resource
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians: View Resource
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Information and Resources for Immigrant Communities in the Central Valley: View Resource: View Resource
  • Undocumented Workers’ Employment Rights: View Resource