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Summer Resources for NCSD Families

June 7, 2024

Summer Resources in our area:

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention:

Mental Health Matters Nevada County: countywide campaign focused on increasing awareness and access to mental health services and suicide prevention resources. is the website. 

Nevada County Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Team: 530-265-5811 (se habla espanol)

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800–799-7233

Food Resources

The Food Bank of Nevada County is giving out FREE lunches to kids ages 2-18 this summer from June 10th - August 2nd Monday thru Friday throughout the community.  No paperwork or sign-up needed, just show up!

Apartment Complexes (no residency required)

12:15pm - 12:30pm: Brunswick Commons, Grass Valley Terrace, Oak Ridge, Berryhill, Crown Point

12:45pm - 1pm: Nevada Woods, Valley Commons, Cashin’s Field, Courtyard at Penn Valley

Skate Parks: 1:30pm - 1:45pm: Condon Skating Area and Memorial Playground

All children age 18 and younger can get free lunch weekdays June 19th - August 11th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Grass Valley Library (207 Mill St., GV), Madelyn Helling Library (980 Helling Way, Nevada City), and June 20th - July 12th Lyman Gilmore Middle School (10837 Rough and Ready Hwy, GV).

Smoking/Vaping Cessation:

“This is Quitting” is a free and anonymous text message program to help young people quit vaping by testing DITCHVAPE to 88709

Additional resources for young people struggling with mental health or those who want to quit vaping nicotine is available at and information about the connection between vaping, stress, and mental health is available at   Exercise, distraction, lean on your support system, find stress solutions like journaling or meditating, celebrate your accomplishments are all alternatives that you can try!