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Restart Endowment

Project ReStart is a cooperative community effort to reduce and prevent homelessness, provide professional mental health services, and to assist families and individuals become self-sufficient.

Your gift to the ReStart Endowment will help ReStart for many years.

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ReStart is an umbrella organization offering a myriad of professional services for families, seniors and people with disabilities. All of our programs are designed to reduce and prevent homelessness, increase self-sufficiency and stabilize individuals and families to build a secure and stable future.

Mental Health Support Center

ReStart’s Mental Health Support Center offers clinical and non-clinical services for eligible individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness.

Clinical services include:

  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medication Management
  • Individual and Group Mental Health Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

Non-clinical components ensure that individual and their families receive access to all the available resources and include:

  • Crisis Intervention and Stabilization
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Daytime Drop-in for Showers, Laundry, Lounge and Refreshments
  • Payee Services
  • Life Skills Education and Groups

Permanent Supportive Housing is provided as a component to ReStart’s Mental Health Support Center Program. Housing subsidies are provided at scattered sites within the community while participants have full access to services as listed above.

The supportive housing service ensures this underserved population remains stable in the community while working towards maximum self-sufficiency.

Homeless Prevention

ReStart provides crisis intervention and stabilization services for Washoe County residents who are in a family, people with a long-term disability, seniors over 60 and individuals with HIV/AIDS and others who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The Homeless Prevention Program offers deposit, rent or utility assistance. Participants meet with a case manager to address the root causes of their housing crisis and plan for long-term needs. Those who do not receive funding are offered case management services. When funds are available, ReStart provides temporary, on-going rental assistance to maintain the households current housing arrangement.

This critical prevention program helps stop the flow of individuals and families into shelters and out onto the streets.