Northern Nevada HOPES

A nonprofit organization

$14,272 Raised by 46 Donors

57% complete

$25,000 Goal

 Every dollar you give today will be matched!

Welcoming our first patients in 1997 in a motel in downtown Reno, many of them faced the scary unknown of HIV/AIDS on top of fears from family, friends and the community. They also faced isolation and loneliness.

We knew connection meant healing then, and we know it today.

Nearly 25 years later, what began as a comprehensive health care clinic providing outpatient health services for those living with HIV/AIDS, we have expanded into a community health center to meet the needs of people from all walks of life, alongside those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Every day, people walk through our doors feeling judged and unaccepted by the outside world and as if they have nowhere else to turn.
They come seeking medical care, behavioral health and support services.

We believe wellness is more than just your physical health. 

Our health center serves as a “one-stop shop” for all our patients’ health and wellness needs including:

• Primary care – we are your family doctor!

• Testing for HIV and STI Prevention services like PrEP and PEP

• HIV Care and wrap-around services

• Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and  Gender Affirmation Surgery evaluations 

• LGBTQ+ behavioral health support including individual, family and group therapy

• Support services like housing, medication assistance and case management

• Referrals and payment assistance for services not provided at HOPES

It’s much more than that. HOPES is a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community. Many staff and supporters identify as LGBTQ+. We connect our patients to the services and support they need, including onsite support groups, resources, medical care and of course, connection to community. We live by our values which include Kindness, Dignity, Inclusion, Creativity and Adaptability.

We are on a mission to provide inclusive, holistic, accessible healthcare, we can’t do it alone. We need your support. When you make an investment in HOPES, you’re really making an investment in the betterment our community as a whole. You are providing individualize care, hope and connectivity.


Can we count on your life-changing help today?
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Barry Frank, he is matching every gift given for Give OUT Day, up to $25,000. That means every dollar you give today will be doubled and twice the impact.


"Of all the many diverse and deserving groups that HOPES serves I'm particularly happy to support the trans community because I think they are at greater risk for misunderstanding, discrimination, and persecution." - Dr. Barry Frank


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Northern Nevada HOPES

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580 W 5th St
Reno, NV 89503


775 997 7523

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