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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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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
225 E. Idaho #27
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-621-3645
Fax: 877-702-8014
Email: fvincell@cnragusa.com
Services Provided:

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
4501 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-827-8400
Address:
4501 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-827-8400
Services Provided:

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: 1/25/2022
505 Marquette Ave NW Suite 1350
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-244-1101
Address:
505 Marquette Ave NW Suite 1350
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-244-1101
Fax: 505-244-1101
Services Provided:

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
Address:
103 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-627-6727
Fax: 505-627-6754
Email: info@choicescil.org
Services Provided:

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
Address:
5130 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-883-4630
Fax: 505-883-5564
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Email: frontdesk@arcnm.org
Services Provided:

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
Address:
3916 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-256-3100
Fax: 505-256-3184
Email: info@drnm.org
Services Provided:

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
Address:
625 Silver Ave SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-4519
Fax: 505-841-4455
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Services Provided:

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
Address:
NM
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

The members of the New Mexico Guardianship Association are dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics and practice in accordance with Courts of this State in order to serve and protect the best Interests of those to whom they provide service. The members will promote communication and sharing of resources and experienced members will mentor new members. The members will promote awareness of the association and respect for the Guardianship/Conservatorship profession. The members will advocate for and contribute to the development of effective regulation and legislation for the benefit of those receiving services.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 1/6/2022
174 Crestview Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Address:
174 Crestview Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Toll Free Phone: 877-326-5992
Service Categories:
Email: info@guardianship.org
Services Provided:

NGA believes that those appointed to the care of guardians, conservators, and fiduciaries deserve quality services and that every person should be provided respect, due process, rights, and dignity in guardianship. NGA represents more than 1000 guardians, conservators, and fiduciaries from across the United States who share this vision. They are professionals, volunteers, and family guardians. NGA seeks to protect adults under guardianship by ensuring that their guardians receive quality education and access to resources. The association is recognized as the leading national resource for professional development.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Second Judicial District Court – Downtown Courthouse Location
400 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-8400
Address:
Second Judicial District Court – Downtown Courthouse Location
400 Lomas Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-8400
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Services Provided:

Guardians and conservators are individuals (often family members), companies or organizations appointed by a Judge to make decisions for another adult that is incapacitated and unable to manage their finances, property, health care or living arrangements. An adult that is incapacitated is called a protected person. A guardian may help manage the protected person’s healthcare needs, medical appointments and housing. A conservator may help manage the protected person’s finances, investments and properties. The exact duties of a guardian and conservator are particular to the needs of the protected person. These duties are outlined in the Judge’s order that is issued when a guardianship or conservatorship is granted.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
7739 East Broadway Boulevard, Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Nationwide Provider
Address:
7739 East Broadway Boulevard, Unit 362
Tucson, AZ 85710
Toll Free Phone: 877-572-8472
Services Provided:

A national alliance of attorneys providing special needs planning for individuals with disabilities and their families. Provides a tool to locate alliance members by state.

Services Include:

  • Maximizing and preserving benefits
  • Protecting assets
  • Assuring lifelong care
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 12/22/2021