LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada received a $10,000 grant from Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, Las Vegas.
The funds will help The Center add a self-sustaining pharmacy operation to its HIV/STI/STD Testing Clinic and then upgrade the clinic to be a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
The Center operates as a neighborhood resource for the valley’s LGBTQ community, local residents, veterans, people with disabilities, and the transient homeless population.
“We are grateful to Cox Communications for their continued support of The Center,” says John Waldron, CEO of The Center. “People in the LGBTQ community face many challenges when accessing healthcare. This grant will help us improve the quality of life for LGBTQ persons and the vulnerable populations we serve from our downtown location.”
The new healthcare services that this gift will support will be part of developing the new Arlene Cooper Community Health Center.
Named for the late longtime Center employee and LGBTQ community ally, the Cooper Center will house the existing MGM Resorts International Health and Wellness Clinic.