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Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor of or want to oppose the appointment of a guardian to care for and/or manage the affairs of a child or adolescent during minority (generally younger than age 18).  (AIRS Guardianship Assistance FT-6900.2500)

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NM
Phone: 312-988-5000
Email: Service@americanbar.org
Services Provided: PREPARE for Your Care™. PREPARE is an online resource in English and Spanish that helps people learn about and prepare for medical decision making. This evidenced-based tool features video stories and examples and guides people as they explore their wishes and learn how to discuss them with family, friends, and medical providers. The result is a ‘Summary of My Wishes’ document which can be shared with family and friends, caregivers and medical providers. PREPARE also offers easy-to-read, legally-binding advance directives for all 50 states in English and Spanish.
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
150 Washington Ave Suite 201
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-986-9819
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150 Washington Ave Suite 201
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-986-9819
Fax: 505-986-9813
Email: office@visionsnm.com
Services Provided:

Providing Quality Case Management, Consulting, Guardianship, and Support Broker Services
to New Mexico.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
225 E. Idaho #27
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-621-3645
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225 E. Idaho #27
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-621-3645
Fax: 877-702-8014
Email: fvincell@cnragusa.com
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Care Network is a provider for New Mexico Guardianship Services, Mi Via Consulting, and Brain Injury Services Fund Service Coordination under contracts with the State of New Mexico. We also offer Private Guardianship services and service as Fiduciaries for Veterans Affairs clients.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Phone: 505-827-8400
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Address:
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Phone: 505-827-8400
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The New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families. These include Protective Services, Early Childhood Services, Juvenile Justice Services, and Behavioral Health Services.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
505 Marquette Ave NW Suite 1350
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-244-1101
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Address:
505 Marquette Ave NW Suite 1350
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-244-1101
Fax: 505-244-1101
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Pegasus Legal Services for Children is a nonprofit agency that provides free or sliding scale civil legal services to children, youth, and their caregivers, including direct representation, community legal education, and systemic advocacy.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
103 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-627-6727
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Address:
103 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-627-6727
Fax: 505-627-6754
Email: info@choicescil.org
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Choices ILC assists people with legal rights, personal attendants, accessible housing, money management, education/employment, resource assistance on disability law, equipment and devices, and problem solving.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
5130 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-883-4630
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Address:
5130 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-883-4630
Fax: 505-883-5564
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Email: frontdesk@arcnm.org
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Founded in 1955, The Arc of New Mexico has been in the front lines of battles, large and small, for the rights and dignity of persons with developmental disabilities in New Mexico. The Arc works directly with individuals and their families to insure their quality of life and their ability to choose their own way. The Arc of NM also works with the New Mexico Legislature, State Agencies, community leaders, providers, families and other advocates to fight against discrimination, fear, segregation and abuse and for freedom, choice, respect and dignity.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-256-3100
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Address:
3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-256-3100
Fax: 505-256-3184
Email: info@drnm.org
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Disability Rights New Mexico - DRNM - is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. We are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative, and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Disability Rights New Mexico's main office is in the Albuquerque James Jackson Center for Disability Rights building. The Las Cruces location and associated contact information can be found at: https://www.drnm.org/index.php?page=contact-us.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4519
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Address:
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4519
Fax: 505-841-4455
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The Developmental Disabilities Planning Council’s (DDPC) Office of Guardianship (OOG) is a statewide publicly funded program for New Mexican adults who need a Guardian, are income-eligible, and are alleged to be incapacitated.

OOG Services Include:

Educating the public about least restrictive alternatives and guardianship;
One-time legal services to request the State District Court to appoint a Family or Professional Guardian for income-eligible adults;
Providing Professional Guardians to Protected Persons who do not have family or natural supports who are able to become the Guardian;
Providing Mental Health Treatment Guardians;
Recruiting and contracting with Professional Guardians, Attorneys, and Court Visitors; and
Responding to and investigating complaints against Professional Guardians contracted with DDPC.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/13/2021
7739 E. Broadway Blvd. Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Address:
7739 E. Broadway Blvd. Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Toll Free Phone: 877-572-8472
Services Provided: The Special Needs Alliance is a national organization comprised of attorneys committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Many of our members have loved ones with special needs; all of them work regularly with public benefits, guardianships / conservatorships, planning for disabilities and special education issues. They collaborate with advocates throughout the special needs community to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
SNA Practice Areas and Services:
Special Needs Trusts and Wills
Medicaid, SSI and Entitlement Program Eligibility
Estate, Trust and Tax Planning for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Financial Planning and Legal Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Assistance with Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Settlements
Trust and Estate Distributions and Fiduciary Accountings
Estate and Trust Administration
Health Care Decisions and Advance Directives
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/8/2019