Family Strengthening – Winter 2024

A Tahoe-Truckee Family


Housing Cost


Local Leaders Honored by their Partners



Nights of Extreme Weather in 2022/2023



Overnight Stays in the Emergency Warming Center

Sheltering the Unhoused

On November 1, our region’s only emergency shelter was forced to close due to staffing shortages, reflecting how integrated the issues of workforce, housing, and families are in our region. Our community worked together to respond as swiftly as possible by opening a new location at Truckee’s Joseph Center by the end of December. Safeguarding the well-being of our neighbors during harsh winter weather and life-threatening situations is vital to who we are as a community. Learn more details about the center.

Honoring Local Partners

The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT), announced the recipients of its annual partner awards. CCTT partners nominated individuals who they believed go above and beyond for our community. A committee assisted in selecting winners in three categories. Read more. We are pleased to recognize:

  • The Public Service Award of Excellence awarded to Maddie Leh, Program Coordinator at Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC);;
  • The Chris Ballin Award awarded to Erica Mertens, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager for the Town of Truckee; and
  • CCTT Partner of the Year awarded to Anne Rarick, Manager of Tahoe Truckee COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster).
CCTT Recipients
Red Opening Quotation Mark

The caliber of nominations we received this year is a testament to the depth of our collaboration. Those chosen for awards are truly the trailblazing stars among us, sparking a profound sense of admiration and inspiration within our community

Red Quotation Mark

Kristina Kind
CCTT Program Director

Participate in the 2024 Community Engagement & Behavioral Health Survey! This data helps our region ensure that every resident receives the mental health support they need.

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