CCI Executive Director Receives Honor from Storey County

Storey County Commissioners Issue RESOLUTION Honoring CCI Executive Director Shaun Griffin for his 26 years of service

At the August 15, 2017 meeting of the Storey County Commissioners, CCI Executive Director Shaun T.  Griffin was honored by a resolution from the county in honor of his 26 years of service to the community and to the state of Nevada.

Shaun co-founded Community Chest in 1991 with his wife, Deborah Loesch-Griffin to build a stronger community and address the struggles of our most vulnerable citizens.

Shaun leaves an incredible legacy of service, commitment, community, and love for his fellow citizens during his tenure as CCI’s Executive Director. His vision has created an incredibly strong organization with an amazing, passionate staff dedicated to carrying out the mission and principles of Community Chest. One of his greatest accomplishments was to bring the vision of a youth and family resource center to life: The Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center broke ground in 2014, and will more than double in size with the Phase 2 expansion scheduled for completion in 2017.

The Storey County and surrounding communities, the citizens of Nevada, and the staff of CCI are grateful for Shaun’s dedication and service to making our state a better place for all citizens, and honoring the dignity of those we serve. Mere thank yous seem inadequate for the immense influence, mentorship, and support that Shaun has provided as a leader. The CCI Staff will continue to carry on the torch of social justice and continue your legacy of service. Ten fe, Shaun!

Click here to read about the history and founding of CCI 

Click here to watch the “Visionaries” video about CCI narrated by Sam Waterston

Resolution #17-469


WHEREAS, SHAUN GRIFFIN has faithfully served Storey County for 26 years from 1991-2017; and

WHEREAS, SHAUN GRIFFIN has exhibited outstanding initiative, inspiration, leadership and organization skills directly benefiting Storey County, and the State of Nevada and its citizens; and

WHEREAS, SHAUN GRIFFIN has served with distinction, earning the respect of all he works with both locally and statewide; and

WHEREAS, SHAUN  GRIFFIN has consistently demonstrated excellence in professional and community leadership; while making significant contributions to the welfare of the community through involvement and participation.

THEREFORE LET IT BE KNOWN to all present that the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County do hereby resolve to commend and honor SHAUN GRIFFIN for exemplary service to the people of Storey County, Nevada this 15th day of August 2017.

PASSED and ADOPTED the 15th day of August 2017, by Chairman Marshall McBride, Vice-Chairman Jack McGuffey, and Commissioner Lance Gilman.


CCI Has a New Phone System!

If you have called CCI over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that our phone system has changed. CCI is proud to have implemented a 21st century Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system to increase our efficiency and access to the public!

CCI now has one main number to reach all of our programs, whether in Fernley, Virginia City, Dayton, or Hawthorne — Call us at 775-847-9311 to reach all of our staff and programs!

As with many new systems, it was necessary to take time to “smooth out the bumps”, so we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this transition. Rest assured that we will always do our utmost to connect you with the services you need!

Thank you for your continued support as we grow, change, and adapt!

Remember – to reach any CCI staff member or program, call 775-847-9311 and try out our new phone menu so you can reach whoever you are calling directly, the first time!

CCI Now Offers Counseling Services in Fernley!

Community Chest recently expanded its clinical counseling services to Fernley!

We accept Medicaid and Nevada Check Up insurance!

We are committed to serving all patients regardless of ability to pay. Please ask about discounts on counseling fees based on your annual income and family size.

We offer the following counseling services in our Fernley office:

Address a variety of concerns including trauma, grief, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, PTSD and other issues related to mental health.

Facilitate growth and change in children by providing a forum in which they can communicate through the “language” of play. Utilize a therapeutic play setting to guide children towards becoming more aware of their emotions and experiences, and offer an environment in which they can work through problems to learn how to effectively deal with life challenges.

Other therapies utilized include, but are not limited to:
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Existentialism.

Please call us to discuss your needs and to make an appointment at our Fernley counseling clinic. Click the following link for more information about our counseling services, clinic locations, and clinical staff: Community Chest Counseling Page

location and contact:

415 Hwy 95A S
Building D
Fernley, NV 89408

PPMM’s Teen Success Program in Reno Provides Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

PPMM’s Teen Success is a weekly group where pregnant and parenting teens meet to talk and learn about meaningful topics with peers who understand their situation. Snacks, childcare, and a weekly stipend are provided.  Discover a supportive community of others who understand your situation and get support for setting and reaching goals for your future!

Call 775-321-8720 for more information.