Senior In Need FAQs

Who can apply?

Our program is available to anyone age 60 or older, however, consideration will be given to people under 60 that are receiving Medicare.

Who can receive assistance?

Any person who is experiencing some financial crisis due to unforeseen medical expenses, utilities, home repairs, car repairs etc.

What Counties do we cover?

Carson, Washoe, Lyon, Douglas, and Storey Counties.

What type of assistance do we provide?

Monetary assistance. Funds are never dispersed directly to the senior in need, rather we directly pay the bill requested.

How are decisions made?

The Senior Service Network Executive Board makes decisions on each application. The board reviews a completed application and awards grants on an as-needed basis, contingent on funds being available. Once recipients of grants have been approved, funds will be distributed within 5-7 business days.