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Family Plus

Family PLUS Program

Our Family PLUS program is available to all Club families. The Family PLUS department is available to help families meet individual needs outside of the Club.  These services may include resources and referrals to partner agencies in the community; including but not limited to: housing, utility assistance, food security, and healthcare.

Successful families make a successful community.

Included in the Family PLUS program is access to services surrounding parent leadership, holiday assistance, and helping families acquire material donations they may need such as clothing, food, or household items.  This program also offers various parent and family engagement opportunities including Family Nights and our Strengthening Families Program. Strengthening Families is a 10-week class aimed at helping create happier and stronger families. For more information, please reach out to your child’s site coordinator.

Strengthening Families

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows offers a unique program through Family PLUS that’s all about strengthening families. The Strengthening Families Program is a 10-week, evidence-based program in which children, ages 6-17, and their parents attend classes focusing on topics that help create happier, more prosperous families.

Each two-hour class allows for parents and their children to eat a meal together, separate for class, and engage in family activities and discussion around each week’s module. Weekly modules include topics such as: Communicating with Love and Understanding; Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use; Setting Consequences and Limits; and Choosing Good Friends and Monitoring Activities.

The Strengthening Families Program is entirely free, including a meal and childcare for children under six. Children whose families participate must become members of the Boys & Girls Club, and as always, scholarship opportunities are available.

If you would like more information about these programs, please contact Anne Garlow at (775) 360-2401 or

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