Caring for children in crisis

Since 2007, Austin’s House has provided emergency shelter and compassionate care for children in Northern Nevada who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. We provide care to both boys and girls between the ages of birth to 18 until they are either reunited with their family or an appropriate long term placement is made.

As a private, 501(c)3 organization, we depend on the generosity of local citizens and businesses to donate goods, services, and money to cover our operating expenses.

About Us

What We Do

We provide a safe haven for children who have been removed from their home situation. This includes providing food, shelter, clothing, transportation to and from school, medical and dental needs, and emotional support.

Annual Appeal for Kids

Your tax deductible donation helps us keep the House humming! From clothing to toiletries to school supplies, your donation directly helps the kids.

Our Wishlist

Donations of food or gift cards help us cover the needs of the kids. Here’s a list of what we could use right now.

Where Your Donation Dollars Go

  • Payroll & payroll related expenses 82% 82%
  • Children’s Expenses (Groceries, supplies, entertainment, medical) 5% 5%
  • Office, communication, vehicle and misc. expenses 5% 5%
  • Utilities 3% 3%
  • Fundraising 3% 3%
  • Insurance 2% 2%

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Our Focus


Provide balanced meals and snacks, and clothing and personal care items.


Transportation to/from school and after school-activities.


Medical screenings and attention to health issues, including vaccinations and visits to doctors and dentists.


Provide educational and emotional support, and counseling.

How We Take Care of the Kids

What is it like for kids at Austin’s House? Listen as our Executive Director, Marla Morris, and our staff supervisor, Moira Byrne, talk about how the kids are cared for.

This video was donated by Evan Jones and the Honorable Cassandra Jones.


Denim & Diamonds 2021

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Annual Poker Run for Austin’s House

We are sorry to announce that the annual Poker Run has been canceled for 2020.
We are bummed, but we know the 2021 event will be bigger and better than ever!


Contact Us

PO Box 784
Minden, NV 89423

phone: 775.267.6711
fax: 775.267.6772

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