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Nevada County WIC shares resources and guidance to help local families navigate the national infant formula shortage

Many Nevada County families have heard or read about the national infant formula shortage. The shortage has resulted from supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination at the Abbot manufacturing plant in Michigan. Nationwide, the shortage affects hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers who need formula for medical […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Monday Night through Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather Monday night through Wednesday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Monday and Tuesday nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place.  Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will focus on providing safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots open overflow emergency shelter Saturday night

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Saturday night through Sunday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Saturday night with COVID-19 safety measures in place.  Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will focus on providing safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather event, in alignment with […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tuesday and Wednesday nights

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather and possible LOW SNOW starting Tuesday through Thursday morning this week. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Tuesday and Wednesday nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place.  Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will focus on providing safe and socially distanced […]

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Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

The Nevada County Regional Continuum of Care (NCRCoCC), in coordination with Nevada County and the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS), announced Nevada County’s annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families will take place on February 24, 2022. Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal […]

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Apply for CalFresh Replacement Benefits for Food Lost During Outages

Individuals who receive CalFresh benefits and are in need of replacement benefits due to lost food during the recent power outages should submit an individual replacement request with Nevada County Social Services by calling 530-265-7090 or by submitting an individual replacement request online. Social Services can work with individuals to apply for full replacement benefits. In […]

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Two County Overflow Emergency Shelters Remain Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week. Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol through Saturday for the nights of December 30th, December 31st and January 1st, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. The […]

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County Opens two Overflow Emergency Shelters tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 28th and 29th

The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week. Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. The County will continue to assess […]

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County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

The National Weather Service predicts continued cold and wet weather tonight and throughout the week.  Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight, Monday night, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. The County will continue to assess the community need throughout the week as the predicted […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Sunday Night, Dec. 26th, through Tuesday Night, Dec. 28th

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather and possible LOW SNOW starting Sunday through at least Wednesday morning of next week. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Sunday through Tuesday nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place. The shelter event may […]

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Nevada County, Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters tonight through Saturday morning

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather starting tonight night through Saturday morning.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Thursday and Friday nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place.   Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will focus on providing safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 15th

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with a winter storm warning issued for 2,000 feet and above and snow on the ground.   Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight with COVID-19 safety measures in place.   Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelter Tonight, December 14th

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather tonight with snow on the ground.  Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight, Tuesday, with COVID-19 safety measures in place.   Sierra Roots volunteers and staff will focus on providing safe and socially distanced sheltering during the weather […]

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Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Odyssey House Renovations

Nevada County celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Odyssey House Monday, December 13th, with officials and speakers from Nevada County and Auburn Counseling. The building has been under renovation to expand treatment beds for clients in need of intensive mental health while preparing to transition to independent living.  Odyssey House provides 24/7 residential supports […]

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Nevada County & Sierra Roots Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Thursday Evening Through Saturday Morning

December 8, 2021 – The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather starting Thursday night through Saturday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Thursday and Friday nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Considering COVID-19 sheltering protocols, and in […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Award $815,000 to Nonprofits to Expand Senior Food Services

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved two resolutions yesterday awarding $465,000 to Interfaith Food Ministry and $350,000 to Gold County Senior Services from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support food distribution to low-income seniors. The grant funding will expand Gold Country Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program to an additional 98 seniors […]

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Nevada County aims to end veteran homelessness by Veteran’s Day 2021

Nevada County is proud to announce participation in Built for Zero, a national initiative of more than 80 communities working to measurably end homelessness, one population at a time. Being added to the “last mile” cohort indicates that the community is close to measurably ending veteran homelessness, a milestone known as functional zero. Functional zero for […]

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Nevada County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Monday Evening Through Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW through Wednesday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for these two nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Considering COVID-19 sheltering protocols, and in conjunction with Public Health Department directives, County staff […]

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Nevada County & Hospitality House Open Overflow Emergency Shelters Tuesday Evening Through Thursday Morning

March 9, 2021 – The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD and WET weather with the potential of LOW SNOW starting Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Hospitality House and the County of Nevada are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for these two nights with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Considering COVID-19 sheltering protocols, and in conjunction […]

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Nevada County awarded $1.1 million in CDBG funding to reduce food insecurity and more

December 7, 2020 – Nevada County Housing and Community Services has been awarded $1,129,500 based on the submission of their 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.  While funding is not expected to be received until early Spring of 2021, these funds will serve to reduce food insecurity through the County’s partnership with Interfaith Food […]