Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) made virtual stops at Washoe, Humboldt and Elko counties as part of her Virtual Nevada Tour to meet with local officials and community leaders. The Senator’s day included a virtual tour of the Eddy House’s 24-hour overnight shelter for youth and a meeting with members of the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council for a discussion on the challenges presented by COVID-19. The Senator concluded her virtual tour in Humboldt County where she heard from health experts from Humboldt General Hospital on the benefits of telemedicine.
“I’ve enjoyed meeting with community leaders today and learning more about their work in service to our communities. From seeing how our dedicated essential workers at Humboldt General Hospital are serving communities through telemedicine to seeing how Eddy House is protecting our most vulnerable youth, Nevada’s communities are banding together to take care of one another during this challenging time. I look forward to continue working together with local leaders to help improve the lives of working class families across the state and to make sure they have the resources our communities need to get through this time and thrive.”
This week, the Senator is participating in a virtual tour of all of Nevada’s 17 counties, meeting via teleconference with community officials and government representatives, and attending virtual tours of local businesses and non-profits.
The Senator took a tour of Eddy House, a center for homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth. They are the central intake and assessment facility in Northern Nevada. Youth have access to resources for basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and a safe secure place to be during the day. Eddy House also offers counseling services, work force development, life skills groups, health care services and more. The new 24-hour facility now provides safe overnight opportunities for the homeless youth in our community which includes an overnight shelter for up to 20 young adults, a five-bed emergency shelter, and a new results-oriented “Community Living Program” for 23 youth.
In her last stop, Senator Cortez Masto participated in a telemedicine demonstration with Humboldt General Hospital. More on the benefits of telemedicine can be found here.