The Center

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Contact Information

Location: 401 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm

Phone: (702) 733-9800

Affirmations LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counseling at The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada

(Information as of 4/12/2021) 

"Affirmations: LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counseling" is a program that includes comprehensive mental health therapy and substance use treatment that is provided from an affirming and supportive perspective of LGBTQ+ identified people, their families, and loved ones. In addition to these services, the program also includes: case management (linkage to care and to other community resources such as housing, medical, jobs and vocational training, food, financial assistance, Medicaid and/or insurance enrollment, and Ryan White eligibility enrollment), HIV supportive services, and wellness education. The services in Affirmations are available to all individuals ages 13 and above (inclusive to all respective gender identities/expressions and/or sexual orientations). The services are provided by licensed counselors, case managers, and HIV services specialist staff members of Community Counseling Center in a partnership with the LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada. Services include individual, group, couples, and family therapy and are available in person or through telehealth.

Hours On-Site:

  • Monday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 6 pm 
  • (Wednesday off until further notice)


  • Jaina Nelson, CSW-I, LSW (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)
  • Patrick Sena-Bozarth, LMFT (Thursday) Executive Director of Community Counseling Center 

Contact Information

Phone: 702-369-8700

Jaina: extension 291

Patrick: extension 295




Website, Social Media, Services Information, and Client Appointments:

Information about Affirmations and all of Community Counseling Center's services can be found on website as well as client intake paperwork. There are informational rack cards and client referral forms at the door to the Affirmations Counseling room. When a client arrives for their appointment, the counselor will come to the lobby to get them and they do not need to check in at the desk. However, if a client comes to the front desk saying they have an appointment, please confirm which counselor they are here to see and then dial the number and extension listed above. Please do not knock on the door to the counseling room. 

Fee information:

The fee structure or coverage can only be determined once an individual speaks with a CCC Client Care Advocate who will work with that individual to determine the appropriate coverage based on eligibility requirements. This can include whether the person has private insurance, Medicaid, Ryan White A, or meets eligibility requirements for any of the current grants that cover treatment. In the rare case where an individual does not meet any of the above, or would prefer not to utilize those options, there is a sliding fee available that is determined based on level of income as well as an intern counseling program where a client can work with a supervised graduate student or post graduate intern. Please refer interested parties to the on-site Affirmations counselors or the CCC mainline 702-369-8700 for more information.

Center Advocacy Network

  • Toll Free (833) 740-0500 
  •  In Las Vegas, call (702) 745-4600

The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) announces the release of its new Center Advocacy Network 24/7 Victim Hotline, a resource for all victims of crime. Staffed 24/7 with an army of CAN trained and certified volunteer advocates, the hotline assists victims of crime in obtaining resources and services.

As the social impact of COVID-19 isolation spreads, our communities will continue to see an increase in crime-everything from domestic violence, assault, elder abuse or neglect, identity theft, to sexual assault and burglary. The Center's hotline provides a way for victims of crime to connect to a volunteer advocate for assistance in locating 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. "After years of training and certifying over 125 advocates, we are now able to staff a virtual call center at a time when Las Vegas needs us most."

The Center Advocacy Network (CAN) is one of two Nationally Credentialed victim advocacy training programs in Nevada and the only Nationally Credentialed advocacy program in the United States to specialize in LGBTQ issues.

The Hotline is the latest extension of The Online Center, a suite of online resources The Center has launched in response to the statewide Stay Home For Nevada initiative.

"Since March 17 when Governor Sisolak announced statewide stay-at-home orders, The Center has remained available to our patrons and to our community," said John Waldron, Executive Director of The Center. "The Center's doors remain open for essential services, but all group events have moved to The Online Center for Zoom-hosted group events. The staff continues to work from home and manage day-to-day programming."

In addition, The Center has been participating in the Delivering with Dignity meal delivery service. Over 10,500 meals have been delivered to at-risk individuals and families that lack the funds and resources to obtain basic nutrition. Meals are prepared daily at The Center by Jolt Coffee Co. who is one of the participating restaurants in the Delivering with Dignity program.

The Online Center, and The Center Advocate Network 24/7 Victim Hotline Virtual Call Center were developed in conjunction with The Center's technology partner, The Charity Gurus. The Center Advocacy Network and Hotline is supported by the Nevada State Division of Child and Family Services through Grant Number 2018-V2-GX-0076 from VOCA Victim Assistance funding.

Upcoming Events

Act III Senior Drop-In

DATE: December 22, 2021

TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Center's ACT III (Aging Communities Together) offers a safe, fun, inclusive space for adults 50 and up to enjoy activities, games, films, and education, with their peers. Senior Drop-in is free and welcomes LGBTQIA+ and allied individuals.

Medicaid, SNAP, and Energy Assistance Sign-Up

DATE: December 22, 2021

TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Assistance with applications for Medicaid, SNAP, and energy assistance provided by Three Square. 

Free HIV Testing and Counseling

DATE: December 22, 2021

TIME: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Center is proud to provide our community with access to the Arlene Cooper Wellness Clinic, where we offer free testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. For anyone testing positive for an STI/STD, we provide treatment as well.
(Last client at 5pm). 

Comprehensive Sex Education

DATE: December 22, 2021 

TIME: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth ages 13 to 18 can receive (with parental consent) free sex education classes that cover contraception, consent, identity formation, and understanding of HIV/STI prevention, featuring the core values of abstinence, protection, and pregnancy prevention in an LGBTQIA -inclusive and gender-neutral environment.

To enroll, please send an email to: