Your support gives families the opportunities they need to transform their lives and build safe, healthy relationships.


Your support gives families the opportunities they need to transform their lives and build safe, healthy relationships.


How your Support Helps

Whether you give money, volunteer your time or even donate a pair of winter boots, your support can change people’s lives. See for yourself why supporting the Domestic Violence Resource Center (formerly CAAW) is so important.

Our Generous Supporters

Join them in rebuilding safe and hopeful lives for victims of family violence.

Private foundation support from the E.L. Cord Foundation, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, William N. Pennington Foundation and others made the purchase and renovation of our TH2 facility a possibility, and more available transitional housing for our clients a reality.

Ways You Can Donate Financially

  • Write a check
  • Attend the Annual Hannah Humanitarian Award event
  • Participate in a holiday donation drive
  • Participate in the United Way Donor Choice Giving Campaign
  • Consider making a bequest to Domestic Violence Resource Center in your will
  • Ask about establishing a monthly installment donation plan

Donate Necessities

Due to Nevada/Washoe County COVID-19 concerns and to comply with Governor Steve Sisolak’s “Stay at Home” order, we have suspended the acceptance of used or gently used donated material goods for the donation room until further notice. It is our hope that by decreasing the traffic at our Vassar Street administrative facility we will reduce the likelihood that our clients, staff/volunteers and donors will be potentially exposed to the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you as a community donor, and we thank you for your patience.

Other ways to support us include:

Shop for items on our Amazon Wish List by visiting:

Purchase needed items represented as graphics below, we kindly ask that all of the items be new.

Please address all donations to our administrative facility at 1735 Vassar Street Reno, NV 89502. Lastly, please contact Katie Melkonian at to confirm that you have made a donation. We appreciate donors taking this extra step so that we can properly acknowledge their donations!


Women and Children’s Undergarments


Kitchen Supplies


 Diapers, size 4 and up & Baby Wipes


Twin, Full and Queen Size Water-proof Mattress Protectors, Linen and Bedding


$25 Target/Walmart Gift Cards


 Anti-bacterial Cleaning Spray


Paper towels, Tissues and Toilet Paper


OTC Medications (Gummy Vitamins, Tylenol, Advil, Cold Medicine)


 Gender Neutral Hygiene Items


Latex Gloves


Bathroom Accessories


Large Trash Bags

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