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Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children. (AIRS TD-1600.3100-140) Includes organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights of families.

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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.
PO Box 30771
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Phone: 505-873-7373
Address:
PO Box 30771
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Phone: 505-873-7373
Email: contact@pflagabq.org
Services Provided:

Albuquerque PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG aims to provide the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
3411 Candelaria Rd. NE, Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-352-3444
Address:
3411 Candelaria Rd. NE, Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-352-3444
Fax: 505-268-0457
Services Provided:

Youth Development, Inc. (YDI), founded in 1971, is a nationally recognized youth and family services organization in New Mexico. YDI partners with families to fight poverty and can assist with preschool and child care, prenatal care, alternative education, job training and employment assistance, mental and behavioral health services, homeless assistance, emergency housing, mentoring, family development services, family counseling services and supervised visitation.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
1516 5th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-924-8000
Address:
1516 5th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-924-8000
Services Provided:

Services offered focuses on a child’s health and development from prenatal to age 3. First-time mothers and families receive weekly home visits by a trained health educator. Enroll prenatal or newborn under 2 months of age. Services available to women having their first child, first-time families, and families adopting their first baby. CHI Home Based Education & Enhanced Referral Program serve Bernalillo, Sandoval (certain areas) Valencia, Luna, and Doña Ana Counties.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
1101 Lopez Rd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: 505-877-7060
Address:
1101 Lopez Rd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: 505-877-7060
Fax: 505-877-7063
Email: info@pbjfamilyservices.org
Services Provided:

PB&J Family Services provides parenting educational services, child developmental guidance, and local community resource information to families with children prenatal to age 3 in the home, or at alternative locations at the family’s request. There are no first-time parent requirements, and children can enroll prenatal until 3. They serve Albuquerque and Bernalillo counties.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
PO Box 744
Farmington, NM 87499
Phone: 505-226-3073
Address:
PO Box 744
Farmington, NM 87499
Phone: 505-226-3073
Services Provided:

Navajo Family Voices is the Family Voices Affiliate Organization (FVAO) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2FHIC) on the Navajo Nation. They are families of children and youth with extra health needs, providing help and support to other families on the Navajo Nation. They find resources & build partnerships among Diné families, health providers, schools, non-profits, and extended families. They also provide direct services in connecting families with resources and have an attorney on staff who can help with legal information.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/22/2022
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2201 Buena Vista Dr SE Unit 201
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-767-6630
Address:
2201 Buena Vista Dr SE Unit 201
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-767-6630
Email: melissaw@epicsnm.org
Services Provided:

We are a Community Parent Resource Center serving families who have Native American children with disabilities or developmental delays in NM, including those with special healthcare needs, and the professionals that work with them. We provide free community training for families in several topical areas such as Overview of IDEA, the IEP & IFSP Process, Record Keeping, Transition from Part C to Part B, Transition from High School, Transition from Middle School, Bullying, Parent Rights in both Part C & B, and Advocacy. Parents and Professionals can request training. We provide ongoing advocacy support, helping families make informed and relevant decisions best for their children and their family. We also provide parent-to-parent connections by matching parents with others who have or share similar experiences to provide advice, support, generate ideas, and create a stronger support system. We also have a resource library with computers and information on resources, topics, and networks.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
Statewide Provider
2501 Yale Blvd SE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Statewide Provider
Address:
2501 Yale Blvd SE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Toll Free Phone: 800-524-5176
Services Provided:

Parents Reaching Out (PRO) is a non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators, and other professionals to promote healthy, positive, and caring experiences for families and children. They provide support, training and tools for families and youth with disabilities or complex medical needs. They invite individuals to explore the many ways they can support and guide families through early childhood, educational, and healthcare needs.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
Nationwide Provider
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Nationwide Provider
Address:
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

Siblings of individuals with disabilities

Services Provided:

To provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. Resources for siblings across the lifespan.

Chapter development inquiries: chapter.inquiries@siblingleadership.org

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Nationwide Provider
5100 Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5100 Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided:

Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/10/2022
Nationwide Provider
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Bank Street Graduate School of Education
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Address:
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Fax: 646-284-9623
Email: info@nccp.org
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided:

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP has a list online of publications on the following topics:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Early Care and Learning
  • Healthy Development
  • Immigrant Families
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Integrated Systems
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Work Supports
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020
Nationwide Provider
590 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Nationwide Provider
Address:
590 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Toll Free Phone: 877-402-7722
Services Provided:

Focuses on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.

Serves Include:

  • Promoting research
  • Connecting professionals to promote the best response to child maltreatment
  • Educating the public about child abuse and neglect
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/25/2022