The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) has compiled the following list of COVID resources and updates. We stand together during this unprecedented time to support each other and to share information important to veterans and their families. While many are struggling during this time, the lists below contain mental health resource links , as well as employment, food assistance, housing and more. Please know this list is not exhaustive. Many of the resource links below also offer lists of resources. If you know of a great resource not listed, please send the information, including the link, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Nevada
Nevada Health Response
Nevada Health Response is a one-stop-shop resource from announcements to information on where to apply for SNAP benefits or where to take the children to get a meal and much more. See this page for updated COVID guidelines about gatherings, face coverings and social distancing, and this is the NV Health Response Community Resources page.
Housing information and resources can be found on the Nevada Health Response website, along with this Tenant Declaration Form (PDF).
- NDVS Benefits & Services – you can always find veteran-specific benefits for education, employment, finance, health & wellness, housing, legal, transportation, and more!
- Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) – request individualized support and assistance by contacting a NDVS VSO. We are here to help!
- Please see information below about the two State Veterans Homes and two Veterans Memorial Cemeteries.
Food, Employment, Housing & Other Assistance
Food Assistance and Family/Child Resources
Mental health resources and support are available during this pandemic from many local, state and federal agencies and organizations, including:
Nevada – Mental Health
Other Groups for Veterans
VA – Serving Nevada Veterans
Please prepare for a visit: everyone entering VA facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact your branch of the VA first before going to any of their locations. For some needs, veterans may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
State of Nevada – Additional Resources
UPDATE! from DMV about Registration Renewals (Oct. 2020): Veteran-specific Governmental Services Tax Exemption update
State Veterans Homes
For the most recent updates, please visit:
Nevada's Veteran Memorial Cemeteries
If you have lost a loved one during this time, please know, our hearts are with you. We will work with you to honor your loved one and keep everyone safe from exposure to the virus. Please visit these web pages to find the latest information:
Preparing for the Inevitable (PDF) by the Military and Friends Club, Sun City, Summerlin helps you get your affairs in order to reduce stress when one passes away. This helpful document was initially intended for southern Nevadans and omits the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, which is an option for Nevadans who live in the north. Additionally there is no cost for veteran's interment and a $450 fee (subject to change) for dependents at both veterans' cemeteries.