WE NEED YOUR HELP

TO END HOMELESSNESS ON THE SOUTH SHORE

Community Resources

South Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to live and visit, though it is a very challenging place to experience homelessness. Many people do not realize that homelessness is a problem here because it’s often considered an urban problem. Homelessness and poverty look different in Tahoe than it might in other communities. According to the Housing Assistance Council’s report on rural homelessness, homelessness is primarily the result of poverty and a lack of affordable housing. But the underlying causes of homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse, and mental health issues, are challenges that plague every community, including ours.

If you’re looking for assistance, here are some resources to help. Besides working with a social worker at the Warm Room when it is open, getting connected with El Dorado County Health and Human Services is a great start. Their address is: 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd #100 and they can help with a variety of challenges you maybe facing including:
  • Applying for SSI
  • CalFresh (food stamps)
  • General Assistance
  • MediCal (Medicaid)
  • and other resources
El Dorado County Mental Health and Substance Abuse services are both located at 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe. A list of resources in South Lake Tahoe in provided below.

EMERGENCY – 911

Direct Dial Emergency Services

  • El Dorado County Sheriff (530) 573-3000
  • South Lake Tahoe Police (530) 542-6100
  • El Dorado County Jail (530) 573-3030
  • Child Protective Services
    (530) 573-3201 / 24 Hour (844) 756-3699

Hospitals/Clinics

(Non-Emergency)

  • Barton Memorial Hospital (530) 541-3420
  • Barton Community Health Center (530) 543-5623

Community Resources

  • Narcotics Anonymous
    (866) 721-7862
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    (530) 541-1243
  • Friendship Line
    (800) 971-0016
  • Health and Human Services
    (530) 573-3200
  • Live Violence Free
    (530) 544-2218 / Crisis Line (530) 544-4444
  • Y.A.N.A You Are Not Alone
    (530) 621-6255
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness
    (530) 306-4101
  • Tahoe Youth and Family Services
    (530) 541-2445
    (Includes services for ages 14-24, *Emergency shelter under 18)

Online Resources

  • A great resource for homeless services in El Dorado County is the El Dorado CRC. Visit their website at www.edcrc.org

Transportation

  • Tahoe Transportation District (775) 589-5500
  • - ADA Demand Response Service
  • - South Shore Rider Services

Homeless Veterans

  • Veterans seeking assistance should contact Volunteers of America at (916) 228-3153 or visit their website at www.voa-ncnn.org

Suicide Prevention Resources

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 544-2219 or (800) 929-1955
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 Hour) (800) 273-8255 (Veterans press “1”; para español, oprima “2”)
  • Red National de Prevención del Suicidio
    (888) 628-9454
  • Trevor Project for LGBT Youth
    (866) 488-7386
  • Crisis TEXT for teens 741741
  • The Power of 1, Veterans Crisis 800-273-8255
  • Nevada Crisis Line (775) 784-8090
  • Nevada Crisis TEXT Answer to 839863

*If emergency medical/psychiatric care is needed, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Community Food Services

  • Monday
  • Family Resource Center
  • 3501 Spruce Ave South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-0740
    8:30pm – 5:00pm
    Bread/Food
  • Bread and Broth
  • St Theresa’s Church
    1041 Lyons Avenue South Lake Tahoe
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Hot Meal
  • Tuesday
  • Family Resource Center
  • 3501 Spruce Ave South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-0740
    8:30pm – 5:00pm
    Bread/Food
  • Christmas Cheer
  • 1120 3rd Street South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-4934
    11:00am – 2:00pm
    Food Pantry
  • Wednesday
  • Christmas Cheer
  • 1120 3rd Street South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-4934
    11:00am – 2:00pm
    Food Pantry
  • First Baptist Church
  • 1053 Wildwood Avenue South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 544-2743
    12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Bread/Food
  • Tahoe Wellness Center/Phoenix
  • 3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe
    in Bijou Center
    (530) 544-2743
    12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Bread/Food
  • Thursday
  • Live Violence Free
  • 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 544-2118
    9:00am – 10:30am
    Food/Clothing/Misc. Items
  • Christmas Cheer
  • 1120 3rd Street South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-4934
    11:00am – 2:00pm
    Food Pantry
  • Family Resource Center
  • 3501 Spruce Ave South Lake Tahoe
    (530) 542-0740
    8:30pm – 5:00pm
    Bread/Food
  • Friday
  • Bread and Broth
  • St Theresa’s Church
    1041 Lyons Avenue South Lake Tahoe
    3:00pm – 4:30pm
    Bread/Food
  • LTCC Food Bank
  • Monday 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Every other Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • By Appointment