United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) announced the opening of its new office in Elko, Nev., in conjunction with the NV Rural Counties RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). The two organizations collaborated to open the office to confirm their commitment to serving the northeastern part of Nevada.
UWNNS is working to introduce and highlight programs that benefit individuals and families throughout the region. Two such programs are Nevada 2-1-1 and FamilyWize. Nevada 2-1-1 assists people in a variety of ways, from medical and health resources to programs for children, youth and families. FamilyWize provides discounts on prescriptions to assist with prescription costs. UWNNS will work with its new service area and community partners to develop solutions focused in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.