Community Advocacy Agencies

Description: Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal. (AIRS TD-1600 Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups)

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NV

Carson City, NV

3416 Goni Road
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-687-4210
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Organization Name: Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Address: 3416 Goni Road
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-687-4210
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Email: msquillante@adsd.nv.gov
Eligibility: Older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers with urgent or emergency needs.
Services Provided: Provides assistance to individuals to access programs and services to meet urgent needs. Provides information, referral, and advocacy to individuals across the lifespan. Also offers one time emergency assistance.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017
1895 East Long Street
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-841-2580
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Organization Name: Rural Center for Independent Living
Address: 1895 East Long Street
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775-841-2580
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Email: fearlessforemaster@gmail.com
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities who are in need of independent living services.
Services Provided: Provides physical and programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, communities, recreational facilities, and health and social issues.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017

Elko, NV

1010 Ruby Vista Drive
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-738-1966
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Organization Name: Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Address: 1010 Ruby Vista Drive
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-738-1966
Fax: 775-753-8543
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Email: adsd@adsd.nv.gov
Eligibility: Older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.
Services Provided: Provides assistance to individuals to access programs and services to meet urgent needs. Provides information, referral, and advocacy to individuals across the lifespan. Also offers one time emergency assistance.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017

Henderson, NV

921 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: 702-451-4203
Organization Name: SAFE House
Address: 921 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: 702-451-4203
Fax: 702-451-4302
Email: Annettes@safehousenv.org
Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Advocates provide emotional support and assistance to victims with cases involving family court, justice court, police department, and child protective services.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/13/2018
451 East Lake Mead Boulevard
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone: 702-880-4050
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Organization Name: Opportunity Village
Address: 451 East Lake Mead Boulevard
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone: 702-880-4050
Fax: 702-258-0652
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Email: boswellj@opportunityvillage.org
Eligibility: Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides individual and family advocacy with issues such as transportation, recreation, self-determination, respite care, medical care, and individual support plans.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Las Vegas, NV

1860 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702-486-3545
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Organization Name: Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Address: 1860 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702-486-3545
Fax: 702-486-3572
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Email: pgurney@adsd.nv.gov
Eligibility: Older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.
Services Provided: Provides assistance to individuals to access programs and services to meet urgent needs. Provides information, referral, and advocacy to individuals across the lifespan. Also offers one time emergency assistance.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017
6300 West Oakey Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-880-4050
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Organization Name: Opportunity Village
Address: 6300 West Oakey Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-880-4050
Fax: 702-258-0652
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Email: boswellj@opportunityvillage.org
Eligibility: Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides individual and family advocacy with issues such as transportation, recreation, self-determination, respite care, medical care, and individual support plans.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018
390 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-880-4050
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Organization Name: Opportunity Village
Address: 390 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-880-4050
Fax: 702-258-0652
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Email: boswellj@opportunityvillage.org
Eligibility: Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides individual and family advocacy with issues such as transportation, recreation, self-determination, respite care, medical care, and individual support plans.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018
6050 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: 702-880-4050
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Organization Name: Opportunity Village
Address: 6050 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: 702-880-4050
Fax: 702-258-0652
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Email: boswellj@opportunityvillage.org
Eligibility: Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides individual and family advocacy with issues such as transportation, recreation, self-determination, respite care, medical care, and individual support plans.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-671-3970
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Organization Name: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-671-3970
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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Providing free legal forms, education, information, community referrals and other support services to self-represented parties and the public in general. The center was developed through a partnership with the Clark County Courts, Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center (which provides free mediation service) and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/27/2018
1830 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 103
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702-631-7098
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Organization Name: East Valley Family Services
Address: 1830 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 103
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702-631-7098
Fax: 702-733-6144
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Email: info@evfs.org
Eligibility: Nevada Resident.
Services Provided: Provides resources and advocacy for disabled individuals and their families. May help with finding equipment and advocate for needs including medications, doctors visits, home visits, and respite.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017
601 North Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Phone: 702-455-1500
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Organization Name: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 601 North Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Phone: 702-455-1500
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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Providing free legal forms, education, information, community referrals and other support services to self-represented parties and to the public in general.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/27/2018
7211 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: 702-388-8899
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Organization Name: Nevada PEP
Address: 7211 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: 702-388-8899
Fax: 702-388-2966
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Email: pepinfo@nvpep.org
Eligibility: Families with children with mental health needs.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: As the designated Statewide Family Network, Nevada PEP helps families with children with mental health needs. PEP representatives assist families in advocating for their children to access services, information, support, and resources.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/30/2018
5865 Judson Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 702-455-7311
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Organization Name: Clark County Fire Department
Address: 5865 Judson Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 702-455-7311
Fax: 702-734-6111
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Email: ccfdevents@clarkcountynv.gov
Services Provided: Clark County Fire Department opens its door to the public every 2 months. Events are held at local CCFD Fire Stations. Event times varies. Vendors are also invited; providing free material to attendees. Materials include: fire, health, home, and life safety.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
10820 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: 702-455-7311
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Organization Name: Clark County Fire Department
Address: 10820 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: 702-455-7311
Fax: 702-734-6111
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Email: ccfdevents@clarkcountynv.gov
Services Provided: Clark County Fire Department opens its door to the public every 2 months. Events are held at local CCFD Fire Stations. Event times varies. Vendors are also invited; providing free material to attendees. Materials include: fire, health, home, and life safety.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
1755 Silver Hawk
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: 702-455-7311
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Organization Name: Clark County Fire Department
Address: 1755 Silver Hawk
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: 702-455-7311
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Email: ccfdevents@clarkcountynv.gov
Services Provided: Clark County Fire Department opens its door to the public every 2 months. Events are held at local CCFD Fire Stations. Event times varies. Vendors are also invited; providing free material to attendees. Materials include: fire, health, home, and life safety.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: director@thecenterlv.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Free vaccinations for HPV, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis. Also Hepatitis A and B, meningitis and influenza.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/20/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: director@thecenterlv.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Features a chat group for lesbian, bi-sexual women. Also straight women who are questioning their sexual orientation.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/20/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: director@thecenterlv.org
Eligibility: Seniors 55 and older.
Services Provided: Offers a safe, fun inclusive space for seniors 55 and older. Offers activities, games, films and education with your peers.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: TDickey@TheCenterLV.org
Eligibility: Youth ages 13 years and older.
Services Provided: Provides free safe sex materials such as condoms, rubber gloves, lubrication, dental dams, female condoms and condom wallets. Harm reduction kits bleach cleaning kits for needles are available.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/15/2017
2650 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-364-0344
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Organization Name: Financial Guidance Center
Address: 2650 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-364-0344
Fax: 702-364-5836
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Email: info@financialguidencecenter.org
Eligibility: Individuals with past due taxes.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Program will work with the IRS to establish a repayment plan for consumers with past due taxes.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
5564 South Ft Apache
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-806-4154
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Organization Name: March of Dimes
Address: 5564 South Ft Apache
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: 702-806-4154
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Email: PCarlston@marchofdimes.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Advocate for increased access to healthcare for women and children and other maternal child health issues.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/29/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: director@thecenterlv.org
Eligibility: HIV positive individuals.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Program provides an opportunity for HIV positive individuals to learn about medication options and treatment adherence. Also will meet with a pharmacist one on one to review all medications.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/20/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: AJHuth@TheCenterLV.org
Eligibility: Youth ages 13-24 years old.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides supportive, educational and social space for LGBTQ and ally youth. Includes activities such as discussion nights, group games, workshops and much more.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/20/2018
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Organization Name: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Address: 401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-733-9800
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Email: BMontana@TheCenterLV.org
Eligibility: Transgender-identified, questioning gender-identity.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Built upon the concept of celebrating people of all gender identities and expressions. Translation provides support and community-building opportunities for transgender people and their loved ones.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/20/2018

North Las Vegas, NV

4180 West Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Phone: 702-880-4050
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Organization Name: Opportunity Village
Address: 4180 West Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Phone: 702-880-4050
Fax: 702-258-0652
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Email: boswellj@opportunityvillage.org
Eligibility: Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides individual and family advocacy with issues such as transportation, recreation, self-determination, respite care, medical care, and individual support plans.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018

Reno, NV

Organization Name: Nevada PEP
Address: 4600 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-448-9950
Email: pepinfo@nvpep.org
Eligibility: Families with children with mental health needs.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: As the designated Statewide Family Network, Nevada PEP helps families with children with mental health needs. PEP representatives assist families in advocating for their children to access services, information, support, and resources.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/30/2018
3100 Mill Street
Suite 111
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-337-6363
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Organization Name: Financial Guidance Center
Address: 3100 Mill Street
Suite 111
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-337-6363
Fax: 775-337-6679
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Email: info@financialguidancecenter.org
Eligibility: Individuals with past due taxes.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Program works with the IRS to establish a repayment plan for consumers with past due taxes.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
645 Sierra Rose Drive
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-786-1881
Address: 645 Sierra Rose Drive
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-786-1881
Email: northernnevada@jdrf.org
Eligibility: Person affected by type 1 diabetes.
Services Provided: Provides research and advocacy for persons with type 1 diabetes.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
204 Marsh Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-284-3491 x210
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Organization Name: Events
Address: 204 Marsh Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 775-284-3491 x210
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Services Provided: Educational Presentation on landlord/tenant law and housing issues in Nevada to learn more about tenant rights.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
1 South Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-325-6731
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Organization Name: Second Judicial District Court
Address: 1 South Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-325-6731
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Services Provided: Assists individuals who represent themselves in family matters. Individuals work directly with skilled staff who: facilitate access to legal information and resources; develop family packets and forms; make referrals to other community resources; and explain court procedures.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/13/2018

Winnemucca, NV

1038 Grass Valley Road
Suite G
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-623-6555
Address: 1038 Grass Valley Road
Suite G
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: 775-623-6555
Email: humboldtava@sbcglobal.net
Services Provided: An advocacy/social service program collaborative with DCFS to support and promote volunteer advocacy to protect the best interests of children in the child welfare system.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/26/2018

CA

San Franscisco, CA

870 Market Street
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
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Organization Name: National Center for Lesbian Rights
Address: 870 Market Street
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
Fax: 415-392-8442
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Email: info@nclrights.org
Eligibility: LGBT Community that is being discriminated against.
Services Provided: Litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 1/19/2018