Center Advocacy Network (CAN) is the victims of crime advocacy program of the The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center). CAN has four components:
- Volunteer Advocates that help call-in and walk-in LGBTQ+ clients who are in crisis due to past or present trauma, as well as primary or secondary victims of crime who are needing supports and services.
- Providing referrals, advocacy and support for our clients to navigate housing, shelter, food, medical, legal and social needs to relieve stress of crisis and/or trauma to empower them to build a stable foundation on which to recover.
- The provision of training, technical assistance and support to community direct service providers to enhance their policies, procedures and practices to be LGBTQ+ culturally competent.
- Outreach into the community to raise awareness of the advocacy services and supports that CAN provides for individuals and for agencies looking to enhance their policies, procedures and practices.
We have created this hotline to ensure that our advocacy services are still accessible to our community during this time of high stress due to the global pandemic we are facing.