Thursday, December 8, 2016

Amazon Smile for CAHS

We are officially full speed into the holiday season and we hope everyone is almost ready! We are excited to share with you an easy way to support CAHS and do your holiday shopping at the same time :-) Are you doing some of your shopping on Amazon?? shopping is easy with Amazon Smile. At
you can buy your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Consolidated Agencies of Human Services. Just make sure you register on Amazon Smile for Consolidated Agencies of Human Services and start shopping. It is so simple :-) Thank you for your support! Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!
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Annual Christmas Concert for CAHS

We are excited for The Annual Christmas Concert for CAHS on December 17th @ 6pm!! We hope to see you there :-)

Thank you to Borealis Mining Co.

We would like to thank Randy Hassen and Ian Martin for bringing us the extremely generous donation from Borealis Mining Co. Thank you!!!!

Don't Drink and Drive

Be responsible! Think before you drink. Make sure you have a designated driver every time!

Tree Permits

We have BLM Christmas tree permits available for $5 at our office. Please bring a check or money order.

CAHS Coat Drive 2016/17

We are currently taking donations for our Annual Coat Drive. We have purchased quite a few sizes, but with the cold weather officially here, we are running out fast. We are in need of boys/mens jackets size 2T-5T, 6-18, and Mens Small-XL. We are also in need of girls/womens jackets size 2T-5T , 7-16, and Womens Small-XL. Thank you!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Boy Scout Food Drive

Thank you to the Boy Scouts of Mineral County and everyone that donated to The Boy Scout Food Drive! These donations are extremely helpful to our Food Pantry. Thank you all so much!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is November 29th this year. 
Are you wondering what Giving Tuesday is?? 
Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving♥
Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
At this time we are asking for you to help spread the word and promote donations to CAHS on Giving Tuesday. If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Bake Sale

It's time for our annual Bake Sale! CAHS will be in front of Financial Horizons Credit Union on Monday and Tuesday, November 21st and 22nd, beginning @9am, until we are sold out. We will have lots of goodies just in time for the holidays! Please stop by and get some yummy treats! 
Also, if you would like to adopt an Angel we will have the Angel Trees set up at Safeway and the Credit Union beginning Monday, November 21st. Thank you!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Coat Drive/Giveaway

It’s getting cold out and it’s time for the CAHS Annual Coat Drive/Giveaway. We have coats available for those in need. We are also accepting donations of new or gently used coats for all ages. If you are low-income and in need of a coat please come by the CAHS office. We are located @924 5th Street. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. You can also contact us @945-2471

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Angel Tree and Toys for Tots Applications Available

Christmas Angel Tree/Toys for Tots 
Applications Available TODAY :-)

We would like to invite the parents/guardians of “Needy-Low Income Children” to come in and pick up an application for your child/children to receive a Christmas gift. The income guidelines will be posted. An application will need to be filled out for each child in the family. Proof of income will also be required with the application.
Applications are available TODAY at the CAHS office, located @924 5th St. Applications need to be filled out and returned to the CAHS Office no later than Friday, November 18th, to get your child’s angel on the tree to be adopted. If you have any questions please contact CAHS at 945-2471.

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness 2016

For information about early detection, symptoms and signs, and what to do next please visit this website

Breast Cancer Awareness

DVAM2016 Go Purple

Purple symbolizes courage, persistence, honor and commitment to ending Domestic Violence. We have distributed purple(some look pink or orange) lights to various businesses and organizations throughout Hawthorne for the month of October. We do this every year to bring awareness to Domestic Violence. We will have "Go Purple Day" this Friday, October 21st. We ask that you all wear purple to show your support in bringing awareness and helping to end Domestic Violence. Thank you all for your support!
CAHS is a Domestic Violence agency. If you need help please call us @945-2471.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 gives some great tips and advice about bullying

" How to Talk About Bullying
Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can:
Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.
Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.
Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.
Help Kids Understand Bullying
Kids who know what bullying is can better identify it. They can talk about bullying if it happens to them or others. Kids need to know ways to safely stand up to bullying and how to get help.
Encourage kids to speak to a trusted adult if they are bullied or see others being bullied. The adult can give comfort, support, and advice, even if they can’t solve the problem directly. Encourage the child to report bullying if it happens.
Talk about how to stand up to kids who bully. Give tips, like using humor and saying “stop” directly and confidently. Talk about what to do if those actions don’t work, like walking away
Talk about strategies for staying safe, such as staying near adults or groups of other kids.
Urge them to help kids who are bullied by showing kindness or getting help.
 Keep the Lines of Communication Open
Research tells us that children really do look to parents and caregivers for advice and help on tough decisions. Sometimes spending 15 minutes a day talking can reassure kids that they can talk to their parents if they have a problem. Start conversations about daily life and feelings with questions like these:
What was one good thing that happened today? Any bad things?
What is lunch time like at your school? Who do you sit with? What do you talk about?
What is it like to ride the school bus?
What are you good at? What would do you like best about yourself?
Talking about bullying directly is an important step in understanding how the issue might be affecting kids. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, but it is important to encourage kids to answer them honestly. Assure kids that they are not alone in addressing any problems that arise. Start conversations about bullying with questions like these:
What does “bullying” mean to you?
Describe what kids who bully are like. Why do you think people bully?
Who are the adults you trust most when it comes to things like bullying?
Have you ever felt scared to go to school because you were afraid of bullying? What ways have you tried to change it?
What do you think parents can do to help stop bullying?
Have you or your friends left other kids out on purpose? Do you think that was bullying? Why or why not?
What do you usually do when you see bullying going on?
Do you ever see kids at your school being bullied by other kids? How does it make you feel?
Have you ever tried to help someone who is being bullied? What happened? What would you do if it happens again?
Get more ideas for talking with children about life and about bullying. If concerns come up, be sure to respond.
There are simple ways that parents and caregivers can keep up-to-date with kids’ lives.
Read class newsletters and school flyers. Talk about them at home.
Check the school website
Go to school events
Greet the bus driver
Meet teachers and counselors at “Back to School” night or reach out by email
Share phone numbers with other kids’ parents."

Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month
Be aware of the different types of bullying.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Why Cyberbullying is Different?
Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.
Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

Feed the Need Campaign

Please help support your local CAHS Food Pantry! Purchase a prepacked $10 "Feed the Need" bag from Safeway!
The "Feed the Need Campaign" runs from October 5th through December 27th. When you visit your local Hawthorne Safeway grocery store you will have the option to purchase a $10 pre-loaded bag that will be donated to the CAHS Office. These bags will be filled with: Skippy Peanut Butter, Safeway Kitchens Pasta Spaghetti, SK Chicken Breast White Premium Chicken, SK green Beans Cut, Value Corner Chicken noodle Soup, VC Traditional Pasta Sauce, SK Corn Whole Kernel, and VC Tomato Soup. Thank you for your support!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016 "Go Purple"

What is Domestic Violence #DVAM
Domestic violence generally is defined as a violent crime committed in the context of an intimate relationship. However, domestic violence is no longer just a family matter. It is a crime involving the use of power, coercion and violence to control another. This crime is recognized by state law and prosecutable by law enforcement.
Domestic violence is different from other random crimes because a perpetrator and victim are not strangers. Instead they are intimate partners, family members or parents of common children. This relationship, therefore, binds a victim to his or her perpetrator. For example, the victim may rely on the perpetrator for economic support or child support. Ongoing domestic violence is characterized by a pattern of escalating abuse in which one partner in the relationship controls the other through force, deprivation and/or the threat of deprivation or violence.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month and we invite you to join us in this nationwide effort to bring awareness to the fact that 48 million people in America, including 15 million children, don't know where their next meal will come from.
Thursday, September 8th is Hunger Action Day all across the nation. We invite you to wear orange and raise awareness for our hungry neighbors and what they face.
We ask this September that you consider how it must feel to live with an empty stomach. What could you not accomplish in your day to day with out the food you need? The feeling of running on empty is a reality for one in seven of our northern Nevada neighbors.
At CAHS we strive to make sure that the people in our community NEVER GO HUNGRY! We work with/provide over 5 different food programs. Sometimes we struggle to keep our food pantry filled with the essential items our families need. So we are asking for your help.
For the month of September
we would appreciate any donations of unopened peanut butter
and/or macaroni & cheese.
You can drop off donations to the CAHS office
located @924 5th St
or you can contact us @945-2471
Thank You!

God Bless America

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

We would like to thank everyone that donated to the CAHS Back to School Supply Drive this year!! We were able to provide over 85 students with school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. A special thank you the Mineral County Sheriff's Department for partnering with us for our first "Cram the Cruiser With Back to School Supplies" event. It was so successful that we have decided to make it an annual event. Thank you to BLM, USGS, and The Mad Hatters for their generous donations once again. Thank you to the Hawthorne Moms for organizing The 2nd Annual Socks and Underwear Drive, and donating those items to us. Last but definitely not least, thank you to all the citizens of Mineral County that donated school supplies. We couldn’t do it without all of you! You are all greatly appreciated!
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."- Helen Keller

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

We are very excited to announce that WIC is now officially offering The Farmer's Market Nutrition Program! Along with the regular WIC benefits, participants 1 year and older, are receiving Farmers Market coupons. WIC knows that sometimes it's a struggle to get enough fruits and vegetables into our families daily diet. This new program makes it a little bit easier. If you have any questions or would like to participate in WIC please call Dianna @945-2471. Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thank you BLM and USGS!

We would like to thank BLM(Terri Knutson pictured here) and USGS for their very generous donation of School Supplies!!! We appreciate their continued support over the years!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thank you!

We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that donated to Cram the Cruiser and to the School Supply Drive so far! We would like to also thank Dollar General, Family Dollar and the Mineral County Sheriffs Dept. for participating and making it successful! We are so appreciative and we know the kids are too!! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cram the Cruiser with Back to School Supplies!

It's that time of year again!! CAHS is gearing up for BACK to SCHOOL!!! We will jump off our BACK to SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE with CRAM the CRUISER on Friday, JULY15th!! We will be at Family Dollar in the morning and Dollar General in the afternoon. We are excited to partner with the Mineral County Sheriff's Department for our CRAM the CRUISER event! We are trying to fill up the Cruiser with school supplies all day on July 15th. Stop by and support our Back to School Supply Drive for the Mineral County students 2016/17 school year. Here are the items we are low on this year:
• Backpacks-all sizes
• Loose leaf paper- college ruled and wide ruled
• Glue Sticks
• Markers-thick, thin, and washable
• Pens- blue, black, and red
• Composition books
• Dividers
• Large binders
• #2 pencils, mechanical pencils, and colored pencils
• Pencil sharpeners
• Mid-size scissors (for 8-17 year olds)
• Sharpies
• Highlighters
• Dry erase markers
• Pencil boxes
• Fraction and Algebraic calculators
• Kids folders 3hole punch and 3 prong insert
• Erasers
We appreciate any and all donations! Thank you!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

CAHS will be closed on July 4th in honor of Independence Day! We would like you wish you all a happy and safe  4th of July weekend!

Firework Safety Tips

Hot Car Warning!

Be mindful and don't leave your children or pets in hot cars EVER! Its not worth it.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mental Health Awareness

Suicidal Behavior

Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. On average, 112 Americans die by suicide each day. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds and more than 9.4 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. But suicide is preventable, so it's important to know what to do. For more information, go to

Warning Signs of Suicide

If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors, he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning signs. Get help immediately.
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

Get Help

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911.

Anxiety Disorders

People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. They have physical reactions to those objects, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if a person:
  • Has an inappropriate response to a situation
  • Cannot control the response
  • Has an altered way of life due to the anxiety
Anxiety disorders include:

World Lupus Day

Tomorrow, May 10th is World Lupus Awareness Day.
About World Lupus Day:

"World Lupus Day is sponsored by the World Lupus Federation, a coalition of lupus patient organizations from around the world, united to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus. Through coordinated efforts of its global affiliates, the World Lupus Federation works to create greater awareness and understanding of lupus, provide education and services to people living with the disease, and advocate on their behalf. Learn more at
World Lupus Day serves to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world. The annual observance focuses on the need for improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and cure for lupus, earlier diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally. World Lupus Day serves to rally lupus organizations and people affected by the disease around the world for a common purpose of bringing greater attention and resources to efforts to end the suffering caused by this disabling and potentially fatal autoimmune disease."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month "Denim Day" April 27th

Join CAHS on April 27th, for "Denim Day". ‪#‎SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth‬
Why "Denim Day"?
It was originally triggered by a ruling of the Italian supreme court. The judge ruled against the victim because, if the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day the women in the Italian parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. "Denim Day" was developed in response to this case and wearing jeans during the annual event has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
When you participate in "Denim Day" you :
1: Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help .
2: Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn't occur.
3: Encourage institutional and societal change.
4: Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word .