Parenting and Family Support

From first-time parents to those who have been raising their family for years, we can all use some extra help along the way. There’s a wealth of resources to help you be the best parent that you can be, while learning the best practices to raise a healthy, happy child.

From classes on child birth and dealing with difficult behaviors, to assistance to help make ends meet, support is never far.

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Parenting and Family SupportPrograms & Services

Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
The mission of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is to engage clients, staff, and the community to provide public assistance benefits to all who qualify and reasonable support for children with absentee parents to help Nevadans achieve safe, stable, and healthy lives. This site includes a variety of resources for Nevada families, including:

  • Access Nevada – Online applications for several state financial assistance programs including Medicaid, Nevada Check Up, TANF, Child Care Subsidy and more.
  • Child Support Customer Service Portal
  • Employment and Support Services, New Employees of Nevada (NEON) Program which offers assessments, GED preparation, skill training, life skills, community work experience and related supports including financial assistance for items such as clothing, equipment and work permits needed for employment.

Parent Education Programs – There are a number of parent education programs offered throughout the state of Nevada. These programs provide classes, workshops and other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to improve their knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role. Click here to find programs that meet your families needs or you can visit Nevada 2-1-1 and search “Parenting Education” for a more complete list of available programs.


Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide case management, information, and referrals for individuals and families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family. FRCs collaborate with other agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies to assist families to obtain needed services. FRCs emphasize community based, collaborative services that are culturally competent, accessible, and flexible. There are 18 FRC Service Areas in Nevada. To find an FRC near you visit the Family Resource Center Programs list on the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services website.


Nevada 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a special telephone number to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. Dialing 2-1-1 in almost every part of the United States will connect you to human and social services for your area. 2-1-1 services include places to find emergency food, housing and emergency shelter locations, children’s services, support for seniors, older persons, and people with disabilities, and mental health and counseling services, among many others. You can also search for resources on the Nevada 2-1-1 website or download the App on your phone.

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