Social Services

Washoe County Department of Social Services

Amber Howell, Director

We believe that:

Every person has a right to be served with dignity and respect and should be assisted courteously.

  • Every person has a right to lead a healthy, safe existence, which will promote his/her capacity and opportunity to become a responsible, productive citizen.
  • Adults should be held accountable for their behavior as it affects themselves and their duties to their minor children.
  • The family has primary responsibility for caring for children and for teaching them appropriate behaviors and values.

Adult Services
1001 E. Ninth Street, Building C, Room 135-C
Reno, NV  89512

Children's Services
350 S. Center Street
Reno, NV  89501

For general questions OR to file a report of suspected abuse or neglect, please call:

775.785.8600 – 24 hour reporting line

Email - for general questions only. Fax number is 775-785-5640.

Please do not email reports of suspected abuse/neglect, please call the hotline number above.