The Center Launches 24/7 Hotline for Victims of Violence, Abuse
By Peter Valencia
April 16, 2020
|The Center's Advocacy Network marks one of two nationally credentialed advocacy programs in the country (KSNV)|
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A new round-the-clock hotline is now available for targeted for LGBTQ+ victims of crime in Southern Nevada.
The Center, located near Maryland Parkway and Lewis Avenue, said it will staff more than 125 volunteer advocates to point victims to the right services.
"It has been a long-term goal of The Center to launch a victim hotline to serve our community,” said Holly Reese, Community Engagement Manager for The Center.
The nonprofit said the LGBTQ+ community remains seeing an increase of domestic violence, sexual assault, burglary among other issues.
The Center's Advocacy Network marks one of two nationally credentialed advocacy programs in the country, the nonprofit said.
The hotline, the only one in the U.S. to be specialized in LGBTQ issues was the latest extension to "The Online Center," a suite of resources launched by the organization since the state's "Stay at Home" directive.
To learn more about the LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada, visit thecenterlv.org.