UWSN List of Accredited Agencies (for 7/1/13 through 6/30/14)
|Agency Name||Phone Number||Website|
|100 Black Men of Las Vegas
PO Box 271296
Las Vegas, NV 89127
The 100 Black Men of America was formed in 1963 by a group of prominent leaders, including Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame legend Jackie Robinson, to improve the quality of life and enhance the educational opportunities of African Americans in a unified, collaborative, pragmatic effort. There are over 103 chapters with over 10,000 combined members in several countries.Founding President Larry Mosley, Randall Bacon and several committed men formed the Las Vegas Chapter in 1999 to make a difference in the Las Vegas community. The 100 Black Men of Las Vegas, Inc. became a chartered member of the 100 Black Men of America in the year 2000.The organization achieved a 501(c)(3) designation as a non-profit organization and donations can be used as a tax deduction. Since its inception, the Las Vegas Chapter has taken great strides in membership growth to over 100 men in 2004. These men believe in brotherhood as the staple of the organization. While the organization is predominately black men, membership is open to everyone who meets certain criteria. Women are involved in our organization, carrying out various roles and responsibilities.
|Aid for AIDS of Nevada
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Provides supportive services to people with HIV/AIDS to promote their good health and educate the public about HIV in order to minimize infection rate.HIV/AIDS Services & Prevention Education
Housing Program – Case Managers, who assess both immediate and long term housing needs of AFAN clientele. Included in the client’s housing assessment are related areas of concern, such as mental health level, potential substance abuses, family members (immediate and extended), overall health, level of disability, and financial status.
Transportation Program – The Case Managers identify opportunities to assist AFAN clients with a variety of programs to lend assistance where it is needed.
Food Assistance – The role of good nutrition in the management of HIV is paramount to the prevention of malnutrition as the fatal manifestation of AIDS. AFAN’s Food Services program was developed by a registered dietician who specializes in HIV nutrition. Without good nutrition, people living with HIV/AIDS are less likely to manage their disease and more likely to become a burden on their families and communities.
Medication Assistance – AFAN is the sole eligibility organization for Southern Nevada for the administration of the federal AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Additionally, AFAN administers the Health Insurance Continuation program for the Nevada State Health Division and the Cobra Continuation program for Clark County Social Services.
Education – AFAN’s staff of well-trained HIV prevention specialists conducts outreach efforts targeting high-risk groups, while working with a wide array of partner organizations to ensure that our efforts reach all segments of the community, are age appropriate and culturally diverse.
Project UpFront – Project UpFront is an interactive group of HIV+ speakers who disperse prevention messages throughout the community. The program is targeted towards students and community agencies working with “high risk” youth and young adults.
Healthy Relationships – Healthy Relationships is an intimate skill building group for men and women living with HIV. The group focuses on skills, building self-efficacy, and positive expectations about new behaviors.
Art Experience – Art Experience is an interactive art therapy group that travels to various art experiences throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Faces of Courage – Faces of Courage are casts made of the faces of local people who are HIV positive and then displayed at fundraisers and awareness campaigns.
The Living Quilt – The Living Quilt Panels were created by individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Clark County. They inspire viewers to open their eyes and hearts as they are given a slight glance into the lives of the HIV-positive individuals who made the quilt panels. They also show us that HIV knows no boundaries when it comes to age, gender, race or sexual orientation.
|Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, S. NV Region
5190 S Valley View Blvd, Suite 104
Las Vegas, NV 89118
We strive to empower and support individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in southern Nevada through our local programs and services.Helpline/Information and Referral offers 24/7 confidential, personal telephone support to individuals by trained specialists. We provide callers with information about the disease, support and referrals to local resources.Family Care Consultation provides individualized assessment, guidance on care options, interventions and resources to address immediate needs and to help plan for the future.Support Groups provide caregivers the opportunity to share information and experiences, build new skills, and offer peer support and ideas about issues related to dementia.
Education Program offers sessions designed to increase awareness about the disease and help families and professionals increase knowledge and skills to enhance the care of persons with dementia.
Medic Alert + Safe Return is an identification and education program that reduces the risks of wandering and mobilizes first responders should an individual become lost. The program provides peace of mind to the caregiver and increased safety for the person with dementia.
Early Stage Program provides specific activities focused on engaging, encouraging and empowering impacted individuals to fully utilize their strengths and capacities.
|American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter
Provides Disaster Preparedness Training, Emergency Response & Relief, Armed Forces Emergency Communications, First Aid/CPR and Water Safety & Aquatics Instruction.
Armed Forces Emergency Services
Health and Safety Programs
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada Inc.
Matches children with pre-screened positive adult role models as mentors and for 30 years has been considered the leading mentoring agency in Nevada.
Site Based Mentoring
Community Based Mentoring
Mentoring Foster Youth
|Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council
7220 S. Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Provides youth with organized program in outdoor skills, guidance and training designed to further their character development, citizenship training and personal fitness.
Scouting for Food
Teaches scouts about volunteerism while conducting food drives for the needy.
Reaches youths in low-income areas and provides programs to develop self-esteem, self-sufficiency, basic life skills, literacy, leadership skills, ethics, peer relationships, career exploration and community service.
Youth Development through Scouting – “Faces of the Future”
Strengthens and develops self-esteem, self-sufficiency, basic life skills, literacy, leadership skills, ethics, peer relationships, career exploration and community service.
Learning for Life
An affiliated program facilitated by the Las Vegas Area Council, Learning for Life is comprised of six instructional-based programs that blend character development, career education, life skills, and academic learning into a comprehensive program geared to reinforce social skills, critical and creative thinking, ethical decision making, conflict resolution and self-esteem.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
2850 S. Lindell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89126
Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas (BGCLV) was originally established as a “Boys Club” in North Las Vegas in 1961. Fifty years later, we now serve over 14,000 youth at eight facilities in Clark County. Our programs provide members with educational support/motivation, college preparation, career development, risk behavior avoidance and a safe after-school environment. BGCLV provides a positive place for kids ages five to 18 years of age to go before and after school, holidays and all summer. Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people to learn the skills necessary for happy, healthy and successful lives and to become responsible members of society.
Education and Career Development - Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, to apply learning to everyday situations and to embrace technology to optimize employability.
Character and Leadership Development - Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationship with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities’.
Health and Life Skills – Develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and development the competencies to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
The Arts – Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactical arts and crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation – Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
219 South Water Street, Unit A
Henderson, NV 89015
www.bgchenderson.orgThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides an affordable place for youngsters ages 5-18 to go before and after school and during school holidays and vacations. Trained, caring staff provide a variety of educational, recreational, leadership, creative, health and sports programs at 5 year-round facilities and 2 summer outreach sites (call for locations).
Mary and Sam Boyd Unit (1608 Moser, Henderson 89011)
Programs include before and after school care with supervised walkovers to and from Hinman Elementary; teen center; and homework assistance.
John C. Kish Unit (401 Drake Street, Henderson 89015)
Programs include before and after school care with some transportation to and from nearby schools including kindergarteners; basketball leagues; teen center; and homework assistance.
Sam Boyd Unit
Develops good citizens through leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude and provides diverse youths with wholesome recreation and companionship.
Marker Unit (1030 Center, Henderson 89015)
Programs include after school care with supervised walkovers from CT Sewell; and homework assistance.
Montandon Unit (2627 Donna Street, North Las Vegas 89030)
Programs include before and after school care with supervised walkovers to and from McCall and
Cahlan-Edison; provides homework assistance.
Southern Highlands Unit (10900 Southern Highlands Pkwy, Las Vegas 89141) Programs include after school care, sports leagues, teen center, and computer center.
|Boys Town of Nevada
821 North Mojave Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.boystownnevada.org To heal, teach, and surround children with the right kind of thinking to prepare them to be effective members of their generation. To be community leaders toward changing the way Nevada takes care of her children.
Emergency Shelter Program
Helping youth in crisis by providing treatment for their personal and social development in a nurturing environment, thereby improving their chances for success in the community.
The Family Preservation program is an intensive in-home treatment service for families in crisis. Girls and Boys Town consultants work directly with families to build upon their strengths, increase their effectiveness and keep them together as a functional and vital family unit. The program is a 6-week skill based, in-home program, designed to help families adopt positive solutions to family problems.
Common Sense Parenting©
The Common Sense Parenting program provides a series of comprehensive training sessions to help parents and child-care professionals learn new skills, build on strengths and develop healthy relationships with children.
Long-Term Residential Homes
The Girls and Boys Town Family Residential service is a long-term facility, providing permanence for youth in the Foster Care system. Married couples, known as Family-Teachers, live in each home with six girls or boys ages 10-18. The couple, with the help of an assistant, ensures the child’s physical, spiritual, emotional and treatment needs are met. Children stay in a residential home on average of 18 months.
|Bridge Counseling Associates
1640 Alta AvenueSuite #4
Las Vegas, NV 89106
www.bcalv.comBridge Counseling Associates serves the Las Vegas community with family based mental health and substance abuse treatment for over thirty years. In that time, BCA has evolved into a diverse counseling agency, offering a wide range of professional treatment services. Our team of professionals includes marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and licensed drug and alcohol abuse counselors. Our multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to helping individuals and families utilize their strengths to reach their individualized goals.
Families in Transition (FIT)
Comprehensive Treatment Services to families referred by the Department of Family Services.
United States Probation/Bureau of Prisons
Clients referred to substance abuse and mental health services who are residing in the federal halfway house (Bureau of Prisons) or are currently on probation for a Federal offense.
DUI Treatment Services
BCA provides an array of services and service levels to individuals with one time (DUI assessment & Education); two times (Moderate Offender and three time (Serious Offender) DUI Clients. Careful coordination of treatment services and case management of client care occurs with Clark County DUI courts.
Adult & Adolescent Treatment Services
Substance abuse and mental health treatment to adult and adolescent clients who are self-referred, school referred or involved with the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services or the State of Nevada Youth Parole Bureau.
Mental Health/Family Treatment Services
Comprehensive mental health, child, family & parenting services. Funded through the MGM Resorts Foundation.
Comprehensive vocational assessment, individualized vocational program planning, job training, job searches and ancillary vocational need (clothing vouchers, bus passes, job searches, resume assistance) funded through Southern Nevada Workforce Connections.
|Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer
8990 Spanish Ridge
Las Vegas, NV 89148
www.candlelightersnv.orgIt is our mission to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them.
Through creating art and reflecting on the art making process, people can better cope with symptoms of stress, and traumatic experiences in addition to resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal skills, and increasing self-esteem, and self-awareness.
Financial assistance to help a family with funeral expenses in the event their child unsuccessfully fights cancer.
Five-day medically-supervised overnight camp for children coping with childhood cancer, their siblings and childhood cancer survivors aged 7-17.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Provides financial support to families for assistance in critical basic needs such as medical co-payments, prescriptions, gas and local transportation, travel for treatment, rent or mortgage payments and utilities.
In-kind assistance is provided to selected families, to help alleviate the stress of the holidays. Provides a complete Thanksgiving meal and matches families to donors, who provide gifts for the families during Christmas.
One-on-One Counseling and Child Life Specialist Services
To help families cope with psychological burdens by offering professional counseling and Child Life Specialist services both at our office and at two pediatric oncologists offices.
Key healing arts program we deliver at a child’s hospital bed while the child is receiving treatment for cancer, such as chemotherapy.
Funds are awarded to high school students recovering from cancer treatment or in remission to seek advanced degrees or attend technical college.
Scheduled activities and events to promote a sense of community and support within the childhood cancer population.
To provide education about childhood cancer and coping strategies to alleviate the isolation many families experience at the time their child is diagnosed.
|Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
1501 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.catholiccharities.com Offers help and hope to the hungry and homeless by assisting with food, shelter and social services, while enabling individuals to maintain their human dignity.
Infant and Child Services
The Adoption Services program provides comprehensive services for adoptive families, adoptees, and birth families to explore the choices of adoption through ethical and pressure-free counseling. Phone: 385-3351
The Special Supplemental Food Program for women, infants and children and women with high risk pregnancies, funded by the Nevada State Health Division, is to improve the health of eligible Nevada Residents. Las Vegas WIC Office Phone 366-2069; Henderson WIC Office 558-3129; Nellis AFB WIC Office Phone 643-3465.
Senior Services- 2065 East Sahara Avenue, Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Foster Grandparent Program
The Foster Grandparent Program provides much needed support and services to children in needs throughout the Southern Nevada community. Foster Grandparents tutor, mentor and assist children that have been identified as at-risk students. Volunteers must meet certain income eligibility guidelines to apply and available to volunteer between 15 to 40 hours a week. Phone 382-0721
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program provides volunteer opportunities to persons over 55 years of age. It enables them to bring their skills, talents, and experience to dozens of agencies in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Overton. Phone 382-0721
Respite Care and Supportive Services
The Respite Care and Supportive Services is a non-medical service, which provides support and relief for families who are caring for a senior, 60 years of age or older. Phone 382-0721
Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program provides a tax-free stipend to qualified volunteers who are willing and able to offer transportation and in-home supportive services to homebound elderly to maintain independence, comfort, and dignity in their lives. Phone 382-0721
Homebound individuals, age 60 years or over and living alone, receive regular calls from a caring friend, giving them the security of knowing that someone cares about them and is ready to help in an emergency. Phone: 382-0721
The Social Ministry provides assistance to outreach programs and the community through resource information and program development. Phone: 385-2662
The professional Social Services staff helps families face everything from minor stresses to major disruptions by providing emergency food, clothing, diapers, school supplies, rental assistance, utility payment assistance, counseling, and referrals to other community resources. Phone: 387-2291
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
This program provides single-women with children, single-men with children, two-parent families, veterans and seniors assistance with housing and utilities, case management, job training, food, clothing and childcare to end the cycle of homelessness and to gain self-sufficiency through employment. Phone: 387-2291
Immigration and Migration Services
Immigration Services provides low-cost legal representation to indigent immigrants in order to safeguard human rights and promote justice for its clients. Phone: 383-8387
Migration and Refugee Services
Migration and Refugee Services resettles refugees from all over the world by providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and education. The goal is to help every refugee become self-sufficient, through employment, in the shortest time possible. Phone: 383-8387
English as a Second Language School
The ESL School is open Monday through Friday to teach English to Catholic Charities clients and is also free to the public. 1250 S. Burnham Avenue, Teamsters #14, Las Vegas 89104 Phone: 693-6761
FOOD SERVICES DIVISION
St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility
The dining facility feeds homeless and needy men, women, and children nutritious meals in a clean and safe environment every day of the year. Phone: 385-2662
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy offers a variety of services to nutritionally at-risk homebound seniors who are 60 years of age or older. Services include: one-on-one nutrition education and counseling, chopped or puréed meals, diabetic or kosher meals, double meals, nutritional supplements, vitamins and support services. Phone: 385-5284
Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels Las Vegas
Meals on Wheels deliver a set of seven frozen, nutritious lunches once a week, to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older. The Meals on Wheels’ drivers also make health and welfare checks on the clients. Phone: 385-5284
Crossroads Transitional Living for Senior Men
Help is provided to qualified men ages 55 and older who have found themselves temporarily homeless, on a limited income, and waiting for permanent low-income housing. Phone: 387-2282
A safe, clean environment is provided for year-round emergency shelter. Phone: 387-2282
Marian Residence Transitional Living for Senior Women
The purpose of Marian Residence is to provide temporary housing for women ages 60 and older who are in crisis. Phone: 215-4707
Resident Empowerment Program
The Resident Empowerment Program is a structured program designed to provide a residence, case management, employment and supportive services to homeless men to become positive productive members of the Las Vegas valley community. Phone: 387-2282
St. Vincent HELP Apartments
These 120 fully furnished apartments are specifically designed to help men and women, 18 years or older regain their independence with dignity. Phone: 366-2090
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTER
Employment Services Center offers help to men and women, 18 years or older with job skills assessment and employment. Services Include: Job Placement, Employment/Career Counseling, Onsite Job Interviews, Resumes, Referrals and Computer Training Center. Phone: 387-2277
Migration and Refugee Employment Services
The goal is to help refugees, in the Migrations and Refugee Services Program who are eligible to work, become self-sufficient, through employment, in the shortest time possible.
Resident Empowerment Program
The Employment Services Center provides an employment service to our community. For more information please call 387-2284 or Email us at: email@example.com
Senior Community Service Employment Program
This program helps low-income seniors, 55 years or older gain up-to-date work experience and refresh job skills while providing a genuine service to the community.
Workforce Investment Act–Adult and Dislocated Worker Program
This program provides a variety of job resource tools and support to eligible adults. The main objective of this program is to help employers find workers and job seekers find employment.
St. Vincent Thrift Store
The thrift store enables those who cannot afford retail prices to clothe their families and furnish their homes. 1767 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas 89106 Store Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 646-2150
Our donation pick-up service allows us to assist the clients of our 24 programs of social service. Phone: 387-2222
Catholic Charities accepts any type of vehicle, both running and non-running. Vehicle towing is free and tax deduction documents are provided. Phone: 385-2662
|Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada
3720 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169
www.cisnevada.orgOur mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve success in life.Basic Needs provides food, clothing and school supplies to those youth in need.
|Community Counseling Center||369-8700||www.cccofsn.org|
|Community Outreach Medical Center||657-3873||www.nvcomc.org|
|Community Services of Nevada||307-1710||www.csnv.org|
|Easter Seals Southern Nevada||870-7050||www.eastersealssn.org|
|Emergency Aid of Boulder City||293-0332||No web site|
|Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT)||258-5855||www.factsnv.org|
|Financial Guidance Center (was Consumer Credit Counseling Service)||364-0344||www.cccsnevada.org|
|Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT)||367-4348||www.lasvegasfit.org|
|Goodwill of Southern Nevada Inc.||214-2000||www.sngoodwill.org|
|Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas Inc.||638-6477||www.habitatlasvegas.org|
|HELP of Southern Nevada||369-4357||www.helpsonv.org|
|HopeLink (aka Henderson Allied Community Advocates)||566-0576||www.link2hope.org|
|Huntridge Teen Clinic Inc.||732-8776||www.huntridge.org|
|Jewish Family Service Agency||732-0304||www.jfsalv.org|
|Jewish Federation of Las Vegas||732-0556||www.jewishlasvegas.com|
|Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Inc.||214-0500||www.jalasvegas.org|
|Las Vegas Natural History Museum||384-3466||www.lvnhm.org|
|Las Vegas Urban League||636-3949||www.lvccul.org|
|Lutheran Social Services of Nevada||639-1730||www.lssnv.org|
|Nathan Adelson Hospice||733-0320||www.nah.org|
|Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada Inc.||649-0998||www.nhssn.org|
|Nevada Child Seekers||458-7009||www.nevadachildseekers.org|
|Nevada Health Centers||307-5414||www.nevadahealthcenters.org|
|Nevada Outreach Training Organization||775-751-1118||www.nv-oto.org|
|Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America||646-0040||www.nevadapva.org|
|Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth||383-1332||www.nphy.org|
|Nevada P.E.P. Incorporated||388-8899||www.nvpep.org|
|Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program Inc.||(775) 687-4680||www.nevadaruralrsvp.org|
|New Vista Ranch Inc.||457-4677||www.newvistanv.org|
|Nye Communites Coalition||775-727-9970||www.nyecc.org|
|Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada||878-7776||www.plannedparenthood.org|
|R.O.S.E. Foundation (Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority)||451-8041||www.snvrha.org|
|Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation (was Anthony Pollard Found.)||255-3001||www.rainbowdreamsacademy.com|
|Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada||259-4900||www.rtsnv.org|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas||252-4663||www.rmhc.org|
|SAFE House Inc.||451-4203||www.safehousenv.org|
|Safe Nest / TADC||877-0133||www.safenest.org|
|Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living||889-4216||www.sncil.org|
|Southern Nevada Homeless Trust Fund||455-5626|
|Southern Nevada Public Television||799-1010||www.vegaspbs.org|
|Spread the Word Nevada||564-7809||www.spreadthewordnevada.org|
|St. Jude’s Ranch for Children||294-7100||www.stjudesranch.org|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada||822-2324||www.komensouthernnevada.org|
|The Public Education Foundation||799-1042||www.ccpef.org|
|The Rape Crisis Center (Community Action Against Rape)||385-2153||www.therapecrisiscenter.org|
|Salvation Army Clark County Command||870-4430||www.salvationarmyusa.org|
|The Shade Tree||385-0072||www.theshadetree.org|
|Transition Services Inc.||383-1106||www.tsilasvegas.com|
|United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN)||648-3500||www.ulan.org|
|United Way of Southern Nevada||734-2273||www.uwsn.org|
|Variety Early Learning Center||647-4907||www.varietyearlylearningcenter.org|
|Women’s Development Center||796-7770||www.wdclv.org|
|YMCA of Southern Nevada||877-9622||www.lasvegasymca.org|