SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Nevada

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Aid for AIDS of Nevada
701 Shadow Lane, Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office: (702) 382-2326
Toll-free Office: (877) 382-2326
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.afanlv.org
Email: afan@afanlv.org

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada.

Service area: Central and southern Nevada, including the counties of Clark, Lincoln, Mohave, and Nye
Work with: Children and adults living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Contact AFAN for more information about eligibility requirements for services funded by Ryan White Part A and B.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and support via phone or by mail. Jail and prison inmates can contact AFAN during discharge for information on services. Services for survivors after release include: Case management; education, outreach, and prevention services; assistance with obtaining medical care, housing, transportation, medication, health insurance, and enrollment in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP); a food program, including food vouchers, nutritional supplements, and nutritional counseling; emergency financial assistance, including with utility payments; assistance with insurance premiums, co-pay, and deductibles for individuals with insurance, including Medicare Part D participants; support groups; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Education, information, and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: AFAN does not offer HIV testing or counseling services.

Family Support Council of Douglas County
P.O. Box 810
Minden, NV 89423-0810
Office and Hotline: (775) 782-8692
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.family-support.org

The Family Support Council of Douglas County is a non-profit, community-based organization. The Victim Services program provides a range of services for individuals and families in Douglas County including survivors of sexual assault.

Service area: Douglas County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention and emotional support via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as support groups for adult female survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence
Northern Nevada Office:
P.O. Box 12877
Reno, NV 89510
Office: (775) 355-2220
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: outreach@ncasv.org

Southern Nevada Office:
P.O. Box 620716
Las Vegas, NV 89162
Office: (702) 990-3460
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.ncasv.org
Email: director@ncasv.org

The Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence (NCASV) works to achieve statewide comprehensive and uniform sexual assault services.

Service area: Nevada
Work with: Agencies, service providers, survivors of sexual assault, and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration: Information on sexual assault and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center.
Services for survivors after release: All of the above.
Services for loved ones: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: NCASV does not provide crisis intervention or ongoing support services such as counseling, but is able to assist survivors and their loved ones to locate appropriate services in their geographic area.

Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient Program, Education, and Services
P.O. Box 6420
Reno, NV 89513
Office: (775) 348-2893
Toll-free Office: (888) 467-3144
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.nnhopes.org
Email: socialservices@nnhopes.org

Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient Program, Education, and Services (HOPES) is a regional, nonprofit organization that provides outpatient medical care, pharmacy services, social services, and support services for HIV-positive individuals in Northern Nevada.

Service area: Nevada state prisons and all counties in Northern Nevada, except Clark, Nye, Esmeralda, and Lincoln
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: HIV specialty care; medication; and case management for HIV+ people in Nevada state prisons.
Services for survivors after release include: Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling; crisis intervention; case management; mental health and substance abuse counseling; the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which includes emergency utility assistance, short-term housing, and emergency housing placements; outpatient primary medical care; dental and oral health care referrals; pharmacy services; nutritional counseling; assistance with health insurance premiums; specialized health services for women; benefit eligibility information and assistance, such as with Social Security benefits or Back-to-Work programs; support groups; and a Drop-In Center.
Services for loved ones include: Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling.
Fees: Free for prisoners. A sliding scale is used for community members, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

The Rape Crisis Center
801 S. Rancho Dr. Suite B-2
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office: (702) 385-2153
Office Hours: 8am - 5pm PST
Hotline: (702) 366-1640
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 366-1640
Website: www.rcclv.org
Email: Shizue@rcclv.org

The Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing crisis intervention, advocacy, support, and education to survivors of sexual violence.

Service area: Southern Nevada
Work with: All survivors of sexual abuse or assault, their partners, family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; advocacy and accompaniment throughout the medical, legal, and court processes; support groups and outreach for adult female survivors at the Nevada State Women’s Prison, the Las Vegas City Jail, and for male and female detainees at the Clark County Detention Center beginning the summer of 2009; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: Confidential crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; advocacy; referrals to emergency resources; accompaniment throughout the medical, legal, and court processes; and a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Sexual Assault Response Advocates
P.O. Box 2529
Carson City, NV 89702
Office and Hotline: (775) 883-7654
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.saraadv.org
Email: carsonadvocates@aol.com

Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA) is committed to the elimination of sexual violence in the Carson City area. SARA acts as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence by offering a wide variety of services during the trying times that follow a sexual assault.

Service area: Carson City area and surrounding counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment and support during forensic exams; court accompaniment and support for survivors during the legal process; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as referrals for counseling.
Services for loved ones include: 24-hour crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Tahoe Women's Services
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Office: (775) 298-0010
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST
Toll-free Hotline (English/Spanish): (800) 736-1060
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.tahoewomenservices.org E-mail: tws@tahoewomenservices.org

Tahoe Women's Services (TWS) is a community-based organization providing direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other individuals in crisis.

Service area: Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; accompaniment to area courts and hospitals; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual, group, and peer counseling in English and Spanish and interpretation services for Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Tahoe Women’s Services (TWS) es una organización basada en la comunidad que provee servicios directos a los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica, asalto sexual, abuso de menores, y otros individuos que puedan encontrarse en crisis. Se ofrece: intervención en la crisis por la línea de ayuda gratis de 24 horas; abogacía y acompañamiento al departamento del policía, hospitales, y otras agencias; consejería individual y de grupo para sobrevivientes de asalto sexual, en ingles y español; servicio de intérprete en español; y referencia para otras agencias y servicios.

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

State Bar of Nevada, Lawyer Referral and Information Service
600 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Hotline: (702) 382-0504
Toll-free: (800) 789-5747
Website: www.nvbar.org/LRIS/LRIS.htm
E-mail: lris@nvbar.org

The State Bar of Nevada offers a free, non-profit, Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) for the community. Each year, LRIS staff handles more than 35,000 calls from Nevada residents, assisting with various legal situations and providing referrals. When you call the LRIS, an assistant will ask you a series of questions to determine how they can best help you. If it is determined you do need legal assistance, you will be given the name and telephone number of an attorney who accepts cases in the area of law which covers your issue. A confirmation of the referral will be mailed to both you and the attorney. If the attorney is not able to assist you, you may call the LRIS for additional referrals.

All LRIS attorneys are private attorneys and will arrange their fee with you. If you cannot afford to pay an attorney's regular fees, LRIS will either attempt to pre-qualify you for a reduced fee attorney or refer you to another consumer agency. Reduced fee attorneys may charge no more than $25 for the initial consultation, and they agree to charge no more than $75 per hour thereafter. There is no charge for using LRIS. It is a free, non-profit, public service.

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Nevada Department of Corrections, Inspector General
P.O. Box 7011
Carson City, NV 89702
Office: (775) 887-3247

The Inspector General of the Nevada Department of Corrections is authorized to investigate any matter arising from the Department or any person employed, incarcerated, or present in an institution or facility. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a Nevada DOC facility can contact the Inspector General by writing to the address above to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse. JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.