Project 150 Reno serves displaced, disadvantaged and homeless high school students in Northern Nevada.
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reported:
- Approximately 6,800 (36%) of the 19,300 high school students in Washoe County are identified as disadvantaged, meaning these students are eligible for free/reduced-price lunch.
- 1,404 Nevada youths were homeless with 1,177 staying in a place not meant for human habitation.
- Approximately 84% of the homeless youth were unsheltered and on their own, unaccompanied by a parent of guardian. This is the highest rate in the U.S.
Project 150 Reno was created out of our community’s desire to help these students.
High school is tough enough without having to worry about your next meal is coming from or where you’re going to sleep at night.
We provide basic needs – clothing, shoes, school supplies, food – to help keep these students in school.