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Benefit Dinner to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

SUPPORTING OUR SURVIVORS - a benefit dinner for survivors of human trafficking will be held at the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno on Thursday, August 23, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM. The event will feature an auction, live music, dinner, and speakers, and is being presented by the Nevada Office of the Attorney General, the Nevada Trucking Association, and Soroptimist International. Guest speakers include Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, and Andi Guevara, KTVN Reno.

DATE: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm
LOCATION: The Silver Legacy Casino, 407 North Virginia Street
COST: $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10
SPONSORSHIPS: Start at $2,500
To purchase tickets please visit https://www.NevadaTrucking.com/

All proceeds are deposited to the Contingency Account for Victims of Human Trafficking to support survivors of human trafficking.

Public Hearing - May 10, 2018 (9:30 AM)

The State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services is holding a Public Hearing for the termination of the Las Vegas Urban League’s designation as a Community Action Agency. This process follows the Office of Community Services IM#116. The Hearing Officer will review the documents and comments made during this hearing and will make a determination within 5 working days of May 10, 2018. Las Vegas Urban League and the Office of Community Services will be notified of the decision within 5 days by the Hearing Officer.

In accordance with 45 CFR 96.92, an eligible entity has 30 days following the notification by the Department of Health and Human Services of its final decision to request a review by the Office of Community Services.

Written comments will be accepted through May 1st to:
Cindy Smith, Department of Health and Human Services
4126 Technology Way, Suite 100, Carson City, NV 89706
Email: GMU@dhhs.nv.gov   Fax: 775-684-4010

See Agenda for location information

Financial Workshop - January 20, 2018

Financial Re$olutions is a free event sponsored by Financial Guidance Center; the City of Las Vegas; the Office of the Attorney General; and Home Again, the Nevada homeowner relief program. Learn about foreclosure prevention, Hardest Hit funds/NAHAC, debt management, credit restoration, and down payment assistance. The event will be held on January 20, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the East Las Vegas Community Community Center, 250 N Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89101. Additional information is included on the flyer (link below).

Holiday Resources

Christmas Angel Program: Southern Nevadans can register for holiday assistance from the Salvation Army at https://www.salvationarmysouthernnevada.org/christmas-assistance-registration. In Northern Nevada, contact the Salvation Army in Reno at http://reno.salvationarmy.org/.

    January Marks National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    By Presidential Proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking for help to end trafficking in our communities. Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to report suspected trafficking by visiting the DHS website at https://www.dhs.gov/blog/2017/01/03/january-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevention-month-join-fight.

      Medicaid Workshop

      The Office of Community Partnerships and Grants, in conjunction with the Director's Office and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, held a public workshop on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The workshop discussed Medicaid-billable services and how to receive reimbursement for those services as a Nevada Medicaid provider.

        Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

        June, 2017 - The US Department of State has released its Trafficking in Persons Report 2017.This year's theme is increasing criminal accountability of human traffickers and addressing challenges in prosecution, a component of the 3-P paradigm of persecution, protection, and prevention.

        The report is available on the Dept. of State website in PDF and HTML formats, along with a wide variety of fact sheets, including:

        Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 Webpage

          Governor Sandoval's State of the State Address

          Governor Sandoval's 2017 State of the State Address has been posted online at http://gov.nv.gov/About/state-of-the-State/. You can choose to view a video or a written script, available in English and Spanish.

            One Conversation Can Change a Life

            September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, promoting resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Find out more at:

              News in the Department of Health & Human Services

              • June 2018 - The Office of Community Partnerships and Grants will be closing the Las Vegas office effective July 2, 2018. All grant management and support positions have been geographically transferred to Carson City.
              •  March 2016 - The Grants Management Unit (GMU) has changed its name to the Office of Community Partnerships and Grants (OCPG), which more accurately reflects the scope of its work. Its mission, vision and guiding principles are included on the OCPG front page.
              • The Differential Response (DR) program is transitioning from the Director's Office Grants Management Unit (GMU) to the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Fiscal administration of the grants will remain with the GMU. Program administration will transfer to designated DCFS program staff beginning January 15, 2016.
              • Richard Whitley Appointed Director of DHHS (Press Release, Governor's Office 6-15-15)
              • The Office of Food Security, originating within the Grants Management Unit, will transfer out of the Unit, while remaining within the Director's Office of the Department of Health and Human Services. The change is effective September 12, 2014.